Employment Law & Business Litigation Attorney in New York
Other Offices: Englewood Cliffs (NJ)
Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC is an experienced, dedicated law firm located in New York and New Jersey. We are a litigation law firm committed to vigorous representation and strong client relationships. We zealously advocate to achieve our clients’ goals. Our firm offers nearly 20 years of experience in private practice, along with superior service and personal attention.
David S. Rich has represented local institutions, nationwide companies, and individuals, many of whom are leaders and innovators. Mr. Rich’s experience includes representing a wide variety of businesses, such as financial services companies, hedge funds, professional service firms, distributors, manufacturing companies, real estate owners and developers, insurance companies, a sanitation company, a clinical laboratory services provider, an employment agency, union locals, and employee pension and welfare benefit funds.
Mr. Rich has also represented a wide variety of individuals, including small business owners; corporate executives, officers, and directors; investment bankers; financial services employees; terminated workers; benefit plan participants; and bankruptcy trustees.
David S. Rich has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Breach of Contract; Business Torts; Adversary Proceedings; Civil Racketeering; Breach Of Fiduciary Duty; Breach Of Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing; Interference With Prospective Advantage; Negligent Misrepresentation; Quantum Meruit; Unjust Enrichment; Breach of Employment Contract; Wage-and-Hour Lawsuits; Retaliatory Discharge Actions; Breach of Non-Competition or Non-Solicitation Agreements; Labor and Employment Litigation; Wage and Hour Litigation; Employment Compliance and Consulting; Theft by Employees; Interpersonal Conflicts; Workplace Violence; Wage and Hour Compliance; Unpaid Bonuses Litigation; FINRA Arbitration.
Areas of Law Description
Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC's practice areas include the following:
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
We represent clients in civil and commercial matters, including breach of contract actions, business torts cases, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, civil racketeering actions, oppressed minority shareholder disputes, product liability litigation, franchisor-franchisee litigation, qui tam actions, divorce actions and post-divorce judgment proceedings. At the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, we have substantial experience litigating claims on behalf of entities and individuals.
- Labor and Employment Law
We defend employers and represent other clients in labor, employment, and employee benefits matters, including, for example, breach of employment contract actions, wage-and-hour lawsuits, employment discrimination cases, retaliatory discharge actions, sexual harassment cases, unfair labor practice proceedings, actions for breach of non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, ERISA actions to recover pension or health benefits, and employee benefit funds' actions to recover withdrawal liability payments and delinquent ERISA contributions.
* Labor and Employment Litigation
In labor and employment litigation in federal courts situated in New York and in the New York state courts, some of the federal, state, and city laws which companies frequently are accused of violating are as follows: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1871; the Equal Pay Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”); the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; section 510 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the False Claims Act; the New York State Human Rights Law; the New York Labor Law; the New York State False Claims Act; the New York Whistleblower Law; the New York City Human Rights Law; and the New York City False Claims Act. At the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, we have substantial experience litigating, on behalf of employers and individuals, many of these claims and many others. If your company needs a law firm to defend it in labor and employment litigation, the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC can help.
* Employment Compliance and Consulting
Through our employment compliance and consulting practice, the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC helps employers create, maintain, and fairly enforce good policies and procedures. Further, the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC trains businesses’ managers and supervisors on their legal obligations under employment laws. These preventative measures are businesses’ best defense against employment-related lawsuits.
* Business Contracts and Agreements
By carefully preparing business contracts and agreements, the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC helps employers and companies operate profitably, protect their interests, and limit potential liability. The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC writes, negotiates, and compels performance of contracts which increase a company’s leverage in any scenario.
- Unpaid Bonuses Litigation
You may have causes of action against your employer for failing to pay you a bonus. Under New York law, a terminated employee may pursue, among other claims, causes of action for breach of express and implied contract, quantum meruit, and violation of Article 6 of the New York Labor Law against his or her employer for failing to compensate the employee for bonuses owed to him or her, even where no agreement to pay bonuses is set forth in writing.
- FINRA Arbitration
Arbitration panels of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) decide the vast majority of Wall Street employment-related disputes. At the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, we have substantial experience representing employees in the securities industry in employment-related arbitration proceedings against brokerage firms before FINRA. Among the types of claims which we prosecute and defend, on behalf of individuals, in FINRA arbitrations are the following: Unpaid Bonus Claims; Wrongful Termination Claims; Restrictive Covenants; Promissory Note Cases; Indemnification and Contribution of Customer Claims; and Form U-5 Expungements.
- Securities Litigation and Arbitration
Mr. Rich has represented clients in, among other securities matters, securities fraud cases, breach of fiduciary duty actions, actions for breach of investment management contracts, and arbitration proceedings to recover unpaid bonuses.
At the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, we have substantial experience representing clients on appeal in, among other matters, an adversary proceeding in a bankruptcy case; divorce actions; a discriminatory discharge, retaliatory discharge, and sexual harassment action; an ERISA action to recover health benefits; and a special proceeding challenging a government agency's action.
Mr. David S. Rich
Civil Litigation, Employment, Labor, Securities
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