Richard G. Rosenblatt has a diverse practice, handling wage and hour class and collective action matters, restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation, employee benefits litigation, and a full panoply of discrimination, retaliation, contract and common law claims on behalf of employers in courts, arbitral tribunals and agencies around the US. He also represents and counsels employers on unfair labor practices, mass picketing, employment and severance agreements, and employee manuals and policies. Rich is the leader of the labor and employment practice for the Princeton office.
Rich has argued appeals at the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits and in the state appellate courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He also has authored briefs filed with the US Supreme Court.
His clients operate in a wide group of industry sectors that include financial services; insurance; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; technology, information management, and telecommunications; online retailing; utilities; real estate investment trusts (REITs); chemicals; defense contracting; outsourcing; business process consulting; energy; transportation; manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics; customer care; brick-and-mortar retail; food service; food and fragrance; and personal and professional services.
Certified as a Legal Process ManagerTM, Rich has a deep interest in legal process management (LPM). Rich served as the operations partner for the firm’s labor and employment practice for eight years.
Rich also has been deeply involved in bar-related activities, including as a founding member of the Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys for which he has served as recording secretary, treasurer, vice president, and, currently, president.
In addition to frequently lecturing at Temple University’s undergraduate School of Business on compensation matters, Rich has been an alumni interviewer for Duke University for more than 20 years.
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2019, 2022)
Recommended, Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense, The Legal 500 US (2016–2018, 2020, 2021)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Band 1, Labor & Employment, New Jersey, Chambers USA (2012–2022)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2017)
Recognized, Employment Law – Management, Princeton; Labor Law – Management, Princeton; Litigation – Labor and Employment, Princeton, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2011, 2017–2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
The New Jersey Law Journal's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment: Winner 2013, Finalist 2014, Winner 2015
Recognized, New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005–2011)
40 under 40, New Jersey Law Journal (2004)
40 under 40, NJBIZ (2004)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Executive Committee, New Jersey Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, former co-chair Ethics and Professionalism Committee and former co-chair of sub-committee on Civil and Personal Rights
President, Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys
Bencher, Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court and recipient of the David Soloman Award as outstanding barrister for 2001–03 term
Former Chairman, South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Council