Richard H. Block: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Richard H. Block

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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes
  • Counseling
  • Training & Employment Practices
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6741
Fax: 212-983-3115
University Princeton University, B.A.
Law SchoolHofstra University, J.D.
Admitted1978, New York

Professional & Community Involvement

•Past member, Princeton University Alumni Advisory Council for Human Resources
•Past Member, the New York Board of the Simon Wiesenthal Tolerance Center
•Past Member, Community Access for the Mentally Ill Homeless
•Member, Board of Governors of the Princeton Club of New York
•Member, Partridge-Invitation Scholarship Foundation
•Member, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
•Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
•Member, American Bar Association


Richard is nationally recognized within the field of labor and employment law. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, entertainment companies, cultural and nonprofit institutions, real estate firms, and health care organizations.

He regularly represents management in conducting human resource investigations, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and contract litigations and both companies and executives in the negotiation of employment, equity, and severance agreements. Richard advises, represents, and trains clients with respect to the full gamut of employment and labor issues, including sexual harassment prevention, personnel policies, employee discipline, layoffs, equity and compensation arrangements, independent contractor issues, disability and leave matters, employee handbooks, and a broad range of collective bargaining matters.

Richard is a frequent lecturer who has spoken before American Express Tax and Business Services, Inc., the Institute of Management and Administration, the Investment and Financial Services Association, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University's Annual Conference on Labor, and the New York City Bar, among others.

Recognitions & Awards

Best Lawyers in America: Labor Law - Management (2016); Litigation - Labor & Employment (2005 - 2016)
The Best in the U.S. (2008)
New York Super Lawyers: Employment & Labor (2007 - 2009, 2012 - 2015)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


•Co-author, No One Else Pays That, So Why Should I?, New York Food Review (02.2014)
•Co-author, Unpaid Intern: The Unpaid Employee?, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (02.09.2012)
•Co-author, NLRB Requires Non-Union Employers to Post Unionization Rights Notices, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (09.07.2011)
•Co-author, Social Media: HR Friend or Foe?, Law360 (05.31.2011)
•Co-author, Facebook Status Update: Protected Activity, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (11.17.2010)


• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Edition, (08.17.2015)
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.03.2014)
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, (08.18.2014)
•Quoted in Analysis: Wal-Mart Case Seen a Key Test in Struggle over Labor Rights, Reuters (01.16.2014)
• Eighteen Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (09.16.2013)
• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, (08.15.2013)
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (09.20.2012)
• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, (08.24.2012)
• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, (09.06.2011)
•Quoted in Attys See Lessons in NLRB Social Media Stats, Law360 (08.08.2011)
• Thirteen Mintz Levin Attorneys Named New York Super Lawyers, (10.05.2009)
• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition, (07.31.2009)
• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition, (01.21.2009)
• Mintz Levin Expands Employment, Labor and Benefits Section in its New York Office, (01.14.2009)


Dick Block explains the implications of NLRA policies regarding the restriction of retaliation against employees engaging in protected activity for both union and non-union employers.

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Counseled various industries regarding NLRB Elections and organizing drives by the Teamsters, UAW, Hotel Workers, District 1199 Hospital Workers, Chemical Workers, IBEW and Retail Workers in addition to many other unions; Served as lead negotiator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collective bargaining issues and advised the museum concerning diverse employment matters; Negotiated for the Wildlife Conservation Society in collective bargaining issues and various labor related matters. Counseled the 911 Memorial Museum in employment and human resource related issues; Served as lead negotiator for the Moinian Group in collective bargaining regarding the sale of commercial buildings; Successfully represented Dial-A-Mattress in a full panel National Labor Relations Board hearing; Advised the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society regarding various employment issues; Negotiated concessions in collective bargaining for BMG Entertainment in bankruptcy; Won an age retaliation jury trial for Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company in US District Court for the Southern District; Served as lead negotiator for food purveyor H.B. Day; Counseled commercial real estate owners in multiple NLRB Elections; Successfully advised a cultural institution in winning an NLRB election

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Richard H. Block

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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