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July 11, 2017 – Richard Reibstein, a labor and employment lawyer who has developed a national practice in the area of independent contractor compliance and misclassification law, has joined Locke Lord as a Partner in its New York office. Reibstein’s addition deepens the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and brings to its national practice further experience involving collective and class action litigation.
“Rich is a well-known and well-respected lawyer who is widely considered a leading authority in the areas of independent contractor misclassification and non-compete and trade secrets,” said Richard Glovsky and Hanna Norvell, Co-Chairs of Locke Lord’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. “In addition, his practice is national in scope and naturally aligns with many key areas for the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, including wage and hour, non-competes and trade secrets, sexual harassment and discrimination, and traditional labor law issues involving unions, among others. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
“Rich brings to Locke Lord a high level of experience, creativity and energy,” said Greg Casamento, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s New York office. “He will be a huge asset to the Firm, the Labor & Employment Practice Group and our growing New York office.”
Reibstein is a frequent author whose articles have appeared in business and legal publications, including Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report, Law360 and the New York Law Journal. Reibstein was recently accorded recognition by JD Supra as the 2017 “Top Author” in the area of Employer Liability and was recognized as a “Top Author” for his visibility and thought leadership in the areas of Class Actions and Employer Liability in 2016.
“I have tremendous respect for my former colleagues at Pepper,” Reibstein noted. “Locke Lord presented me with a unique opportunity to join with Hanna, Dick and dozens of outstanding labor and employment lawyers to serve clients I work with that have interests not only in the Northeast and California but also in Texas, the Southeast, the Gulf Coast and Chicago. This opportunity will allow for mutual growth, and I am eager to begin working with my new colleagues.”
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its intellectual property, tax, regulatory, transactional and complex litigation teams, which includes its labor and employment practice group.