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 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
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
Ranked, National Tier 1: Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)
honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association, Employment Law and Litigation Section
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Labor Relations Section
Managing Editor, Morgan Lewis on Labor and Employment Law (1996-2004)
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
Stanley F. Lechner is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Lechner has over 20 years of experience in representing corporations and public employers in the areas of labor and employment relations and labor and employment litigation. He has represented employers on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, pensions and health benefits, collective bargaining, employee benefits litigation, and employment discrimination. Mr. Lechner is also co-chair of the Labor and Employment Workforce Change Subpractice Group. He regularly counsels clients in a broad range of workforce change matters, including corporate due diligence, restructuring, reductions in force, and corporate transactions.
Mr. Lechner assists employers, employer associations, and trust funds regarding management-union relations, contract negotiations and administration, grievances and arbitrations, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Lechner’s litigation experience includes cases brought under the Labor-Management Relations Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and various contract and tort-based theories. He has represented employers in employment-related disputes before government agencies and in arbitrations, at preliminary injunction hearings, at trial and in the appellate courts. Representative cases include class actions, multiparty actions and individual suits.
Mr. Lechner is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 1983, J.D.
- Pennsylvania State University, 1971, B.S.