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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 2013

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

Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes

Ranked, National Tier 1: Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)

honors + affiliations

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (1991–2011)

Listed, Who's Who Legal (2012–2013) – Labour and Employment

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment—Labor-Management Relations (2007)

Recipient, Award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine

Recipient, 2004 Burton Award for Legal Achievement

Member & Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Railway Labor Act Committee

Member, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Harry A. Rissetto
Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States of America
Phone: +1.202.739.5130
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Harry A. Rissetto is senior counsel for Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Rissetto served as a partner with the firm for 35 years, from 1975 to 2006. His nationwide practice focuses on all aspects of labor law on behalf of management, including companies and associations in the airline, railroad and trucking industries. His background includes matters involving the Railway Labor Act, employment discrimination litigation, appellate advocacy and public employer labor relations.

A frequent lecturer and writer on labor law matters, Mr. Rissetto has addressed ALI-ABA Airline and Railroad Labor Law seminars and presented "The New Frontier: Airline Labor Relations in the Global Era" at a seminar sponsored by the National Mediation Board. He was the 2004 recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his article, "Airline Bankruptcy and the Rejection of Labor Contracts," published in the ABA Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Annual Report.

Mr. Rissetto served as an adjunct professor of Labor Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He served as a law clerk to Judge John J. Sirica and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger before joining the firm in 1970.

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


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1968, J.D.
  • Fairfield University, 1965, A.B.