Carolyn D. Richmond

Employment Counsel

Carolyn is the co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s Hospitality Industry Practice and chair of the New York employment group. Her practice largely consists of representing and counseling employers in the hospitality industry, specifically restaurants, hotels, caterers, night clubs and fitness centers. Carolyn has extensive experience litigating wage and hour class actions and employment discrimination cases and regularly counsels clients in workplace issues, including non-compete agreements, employee relations and regularly conducts anti-harassment and diversity training sessions. Widely considered among New York’s leading hospitality attorneys, she was honored as one of Crain’s Forty under 40 class of 2009, and is frequently quoted throughout the press. Carolyn was previously General Counsel to BR Guest Restaurants & James Hotels and earned her B.S. degree from Cornell University where she sits on the Alumni Board of Directors of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations and the Advisory Board for the Center for Hospitality Research at the School of Hotel Administration. She is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and on the Board of Editorial Advisors for Hospitality Law. Carolyn also frequently lectures throughout the country on issues concerning tipping, positive employee relations and other matters affecting the hospitality industry.



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