Overview


Richard I. Scharlat has more than 20 years’ experience in employment litigation defending management across a broad range of industries, and in ERISA matters and class actions.

A seasoned trial lawyer, Richard has tried bench and jury cases in federal and state courts in many US jurisdictions, as well as arbitrations before FINRA and various arbitration panels. He regularly handles matters before the New York Division of Human Rights and the New Jersey Department of Labor.

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Results


  • Represented East-Coast-based executive recruiting firm in connection with asset sale and employment agreements*
  • Defended international nonprofit corporation against ERISA breach of fiduciary duty and failure to monitor claims brought by the US Department of Labor in connection with a health and welfare plan*
  • Represented a national owner/operator of more than 100 skilled nursing facilities throughout the United States on litigation, employment and regulatory matters*

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Community


  • American Friends of Am Yisrael Echad, member of board of directors
  • Yeshivat Sha’alvim, member of executive board of directors
  • District Ethics Committee VC of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Essex County, former secretary

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Credentials


Education
Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, JD, 1994
Yeshiva University, BA, cum laude, 1990
Yeshivat Sha’alvim, Israel, two-year program of study in Jewish law and ethics, 1985-87

Courts/Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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Richard I. Scharlat

Socio | New York


Richard I. Scharlat

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