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Richard Scharlat is a partner in Locke Lord’s New York office and is the Chair of the firm’s national Long-Term Care Section of the Labor and Employment Group. Mr. Scharlat’s practice concentrates on labor and employment law with particular experience in the healthcare field and with skilled nursing facilities. Mr. Scharlat regularly handles complex commercial and employment-related disputes in Federal and State Courts with substantial experience defending against class action claims in New York, New Jersey and California, as well as matters before American Arbitration Association panels, FINRA, the New Jersey Department of Labor, and the New York Division of Human Rights. Mr. Scharlat also has extensive experience in advising companies and executives on various aspects of employment law, including hiring and termination practices, employment agreements, and discrimination issues.
Mr. Scharlat’s practice is concentrated on: disparate treatment litigation, breach of employment contract litigation, age and gender discrimination, whistleblower litigation (“CEPA”), Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), as well as litigation avoidance counseling and executive compensation. Additionally, Mr. Scharlat’s focus includes complex commercial litigation issues regarding misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty, civil RICO, breach of consulting agreements, trade secret litigation, unfair competition litigation, employee raiding litigation, restrictive covenant drafting and litigation, and sexual harassment investigations and litigation.
Seasoned Attorney Richard Scharlat Becomes Partner in Locke Lord's New York Office
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