With more than 30 years of experience representing corporations, associations, and multiemployer pension and health funds in labor and employment relations and litigation, Stanley F. Lechner advises on pensions and health benefits, collective bargaining, employee benefits litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels employers regarding workforce change matters, including corporate due diligence, restructuring, and corporate transactions. He guides employers, employer associations, and trust funds on management-union relations, contract negotiations and administration, grievances and arbitrations, and compliance with US federal and state employment laws.
Stan represents employers and trust funds in employment and employee benefits disputes before government agencies and in arbitrations, at preliminary injunction hearings, at trial, and before appellate courts in cases including class actions, multiparty actions, and individual suits. He also advises employers and employee benefit plans regarding labor and employment issues in bankruptcy proceedings.
His litigation experience includes cases brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and various contract- and tort-based theories.
Stan serves as co-chair of Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Workforce Change Group.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1983, J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, 1971, B.S.
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Recognized, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2013–2018)
Member, American Bar Association, Employment Law and Litigation Section
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Labor Relations Section
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)
Managing Editor, Morgan Lewis on Labor and Employment Law (1996–2004)