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practice areas

practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)

Member, Labor and Public Utility Sections, American Bar Association

Member, National Advisory Panel of Attorneys, American Bar Association


bar admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Richard C. Hotvedt

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States of America
Phone: +1.202.739.5110
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Richard C. Hotvedt serves as counsel in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. He was a partner of the firm from 1969 to 1999.

Since retiring from his partnership, Mr. Hotvedt has remained active in professional matters, most notably as an arbitrator of both labor disputes and securities industry disputes under NASD auspices, as well as a mediator for the USCA-DC. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown Law, teaching the Labor Law course each fall since 2000.

In the course of his active career, Mr. Hotvedt has counseled employers in the manufacturing, trucking, airline, newspaper, utility, telecommunications, retail, financial, and other industries. He has handled such issues as mergers and acquisitions and plant closure situations, counseling during union campaigns, and has represented clients before the NLRB, the EEOC and other agencies.

Mr. Hotvedt is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Harvard Law School, 1960, LL.B.
  • Marquette University, 1957, B.S.