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Rick is admitted to, and has argued labor and employee benefit cases falling under ERISA regulation, in the District Courts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; in the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia, and was also admitted to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He appeared in hundreds of cases before the National Labor Relations Board (in Washington, DC, and in Regions 2, 29, 22, 7, 4, 3, 34, 12, etc., as well as before the New York Public Employment Relations Board; the New York State Employment Relations Board; the New Jersey Public Employment Commission, Connecticut Public Employment Relations Board and Connecticut Commission on Human Rights, the EEOC, the New York Division of Human Rights, as well as before the IRS in employee benefit tax matters and the Department of Labor in connection with ERISA fiduciary duties and in LMRDA cases in addition to handling hundreds of labor arbitration cases and commercial arbitrations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The firm's practice involves substantial efforts at the various Labor Boards and all aspects of collective bargaining in the private and public sectors. The firm has been involved with International Unions, National Unions, Local Unions, Divisions and Joint Boards, as well associated Health, Welfare, Pension, Retirement and Apprenticeship Training employee benefit funds.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rick earned his Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Cum Laude) in 1971; his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1974; and a Masters of Law (LLM in Labor Law) from New York University School of Law in 1978. Rick served for several years as an adjunct professor teaching labor relations courses in the graduate masters degree program at the Graduate School of Management, New School For Social Research in New York City.
Prior to establishing his own firm in New York City, Rick practiced law in Los Angeles California, and then in New York where he became known as a specialist in Labor-Management Relations, LMRDA, Public Sector Unions, and ERISA benefit funds.
His firm is known locally and nationally, and has been Counsel of Record in leading cases in many areas of labor relations, arbitration, employee benefit plans and ERISA litigation. Many of the cases are often cited as prime authority before the National Labor Relations Board, PERC, PERB and in the Courts.