With more than 20 years of experience representing corporations, associations, and multiemployer pension and health funds in labor and employment relations and litigation, Stanley F. Lechner advises on mergers and acquisitions, pensions and health benefits, collective bargaining, employee benefits litigation, and employment discrimination. He also counsels 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 matters before the NLRB and US federal courts.
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.
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
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017)
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)
Listed, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2013–2014)
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)