Edward M. Richters

Edward M. Richters: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (861 Attorneys)
  • 90 State House Square, 8th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103-3708
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Edward M. Richters is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For over 30 years, he has focused his practice on employer defense and counseling, including jury and bench trials in state and federal court, labor arbitrations, proceedings before the Department of Labor, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and Workers’ Compensation Commission, as well as appellate work before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Sixth Circuits.

In addition to his extensive background as a trial lawyer and legal counselor, Mr. Richters has significant experience as a senior human resources executive of a major corporation, having served as Vice President - Human Resources and Ethics Officer for the Northeast Utilities System (now Eversource Energy) - one of the largest electric utilities in the United States and the largest in New England - where he was responsible for all aspects of human resources design and administration for a diverse workforce of 9300 professional and physical employees in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire including: policy development and implementation, staffing, employee benefits, compensation, general employee relations, EEO/diversity, quality of work-life programs, occupational safety and health, learning and development programs, disability management and labor relations for 2400 union employees covered by 11 contracts. He was also responsible for a comprehensive, system-wide ethics and corporate compliance program.

Mr. Richters also served as Senior Counsel in the Northeast Utilities Legal Department, where he was responsible for all labor and employment legal matters for the Northeast Utilities System including: counsel to the CEO and others in senior management concerning human resources issues, in addition to service as Company trial counsel in state and federal employment litigation and labor arbitrations.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

Mr. Richters is a former U.S. Marine, whose community involvement has included prior service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Governor’s Coalition for Youth with Disabilities, as well as past service as board member and co-president of Hartford Interval House, a regional battered women’s shelter and domestic violence services agency.

Honors and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers

Blog Posts

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
New Connecticut Statute Restricting Physician Non-Compete Agreements
May 8, 2016

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By Edward M. Richters


May 6, 2016

New Connecticut Statute Restricts Physician Non-Compete Agreements

The Connecticut General Assembly has passed a bill that establishes significant new restrictions on physician non-compete agreements in the state. The governor is expected to sign the bill (Senate Bill 351, as amended) soon.Under SB 351, a physician covenant not to compete is valid and enforceable only if it is:necessary to...

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August 15, 2017

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Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...

August 15, 2016

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...

January 4, 2016

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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm...


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Connecticut Sexual and Other Harassment Education and Training in the Workplace

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Location 90 State House Square - Hartford, CT

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Hartford, CT

Connecticut Sexual and Other Harassment Education and Training in the Workplace

When April 11, 2018 - 8:15 AM to 10:30 AM EST

Location 90 State House Square - Hartford, CT

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Hartford, CT

Connecticut Sexual and Other Harassment Education and Training in the Workplace

When July 18, 2018 - 8:15 AM to 10:30 AM EST

Location 90 State House Square - Hartford, CT

Areas of Practice (3)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Higher Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(860) 522-0404  Phone
(860) 247-1330  Fax
University Attended:
University of Connecticut, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1982, Michigan - E.D. Mich; 1987, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 1984, Connecticut; 1984, Connecticut - D. Conn

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•Connecticut Bar Association

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