Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP – Westmont, NJ
Labor and employment litigation is Louis R. Lessig’s concentration as a partner at Brown & Connery, LLP. He practices in some of the hottest areas of employment law, where companies confront potentially devastating claims under state and federal law, such as employment discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. He represents clients not only in state and federal courts, but also before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.
Mr. Lessig has taught employment law and litigation as an adjunct professor at the Comey Institute for Industrial Relations at St. Joseph’s University and formerly as a principal in the Pinnacle Employment Law Institute, which conducts training sessions and provides development assistance in labor-management relations. His articles have appeared in a variety of periodicals, and he co-authored the 2002 supplement to Drafting and Revising Employment Policies and Handbooks, published by Aspen Publishing.
His client experiences and practical solutions have made him a featured speaker at national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) events, multiple SHRM State Council Conferences, Tri-State Human Resources Management Association events and other organizations. Mr. Lessig has also been nominated as the Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year. He was also selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the 40 under 40 attorneys to watch in the state.
He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. He launched his legal career as judicial law clerk to the presiding civil judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden County.