Biography

RICHARD B. PALMER, JR., is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He has extensive experience working with clients in the securities, financial services, technology, manufacturing, and communications industries.

Mr. Palmer’s experience includes the following:

  • Advising clients on labor and employment and employee benefits issues, including, but not limited to, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Counseling clients on a variety of human resource issues, including equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants, reductions in force, and personnel policies and procedures
  • Counseling employers on responding to EEO and unfair labor practice charges
  • Litigating a broad range of employment-related matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, fraud, restrictive covenant violations, defamation, wage and hour violations, and contract claims
  • Representing employers at both the trial and appellate levels, in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and mediations, and before administrative bodies

Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Palmer was an employment attorney at a global financial services company, where, among other things, he advised human resources managers on employment-related issues, managed litigation, and drafted employment agreements and executive compensation arrangements. He previously worked as a Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, and Head of Employment Law for an investment banking firm.

Education

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., 1994)
  • London School of Economics (1992)
    • Semester Abroad Program

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York