Richard P. McArdle is a partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the leading national employment and labor law firm. Mr. McArdle defends employers against class and other severe employment discrimination and wage & hour lawsuits throughout the United States.
Mr. McArdle’s primary focus is defending employers in class and complex employment litigation cases. His experience in these high impact cases includes defending against allegations of race, gender, age, disability and national origin discrimination, as well as retaliation and wage & hour matters.
Among his many cases, he recently defeated class certification in a high profile class action alleging race discrimination involving pay and promotions, and a breach of contract action involving 9,000 independent insurance agents. He also won early dismissal of a class action lawsuit alleging wrongful discharge under Ohio and California law, which saved his client hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and damages.
Mr. McArdle has also defended employers in large plant shutdown and strike cases, won dismissal of all 51 EEOC charges stemming from a workplace strike, and prevailed at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. McArdle designs and implements highly effective and complex litigation strategies, and manages small and large defense teams as they execute specific tasks toward victory.
Mr. McArdle lectures regularly on employment discrimination and litigation prevention to employment groups, CEOs, and Human Resource representatives. By invitation from the Canadian Consulate’s office in the U.S., Mr. McArdle spoke to a group of Canadian employers doing business in the U.S. concerning employment and labor laws and responding to inquiries from the various government agencies that enforce such laws.
- J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1993)
- M.B.A., Case Western Reserve University (1993)
- Weatherhead School of Management
- B.B.A, Cleveland State University (1987)
- American Bar Association (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee)
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