Fox Rothschild Continues Growth in New YorkJuly 19, 2007
NEW YORK, NY – Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Carolyn D. Richmond, Esq. as a Partner in its Labor and Employment department and as co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group. Richmond’s practice consists of representing and counseling clients in the hospitality industry, as well as the financial services, retail, and manufacturing sectors on a variety of labor and employment matters. In particular, Richmond has extensive experience in matters including wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, independent contractor status, EEO discrimination claims, employee handbooks and the hiring process, diversity awareness training, union avoidance, and e-workplace issues such as privacy and surveillance.
Richmond has previous experience as lead counsel in several wage and hour class action lawsuits against hospitality employers. In addition, she was lead counsel in the successful defense of discrimination lawsuits for employers as diverse as a leading hotel operator and financial institution. Richmond also served as General Counsel to B.R. Guest Restaurants & James Hotels, where she was responsible for the legal and business affairs for both expanding restaurant operations and the development of James Hotel properties.
Richmond earned her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.S. from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. District Court in the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. She is a prolific writer and often is a guest speaker to the hospitality industry on various labor and employment-related topics. She also serves as an appointed Board Member of the New York City Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association, and is a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Richmond’s honors and awards include the New York Law School’s Law Review Outstanding Service Award and American Jurisprudence Award.