Richard G. Moon

Richard G. Moon: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Richard’s clients seek his trusted advice on health care reform, class action wage and hour claims, employee benefits, discrimination claims and union-related issues. He has over 30 years of experience in labor & employment law; his practice involves extensive representation and defense of discrimination claims against financial and service sector companies, including healthcare and national retail chains. He has also represented multi-national manufacturing operations in the aerospace, rubber, paper and textile industries on traditional labor matters. He has counseled a wide variety of employers, from grocery chains to healthcare facilities, on union avoidance issues. In 2006, he successfully persuaded the NLRB to clarify rules regarding decertification during existing contracts. On behalf of companies, he has also conducted litigation before the NLRB on critical union access and card check issues. He has appeared in the courts or state agencies in 27 states representing corporate defendants.

    Since 1991, Richard has also been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on representing companies in compliance audits for H-1B non-immigrant aliens conducted by the U. S. Department of Labor and he negotiated the first consent decree with the Department. He has represented corporations in a variety of industries in over 30 audits in 17 states.
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Biography

Richard’s clients seek his trusted advice on health care reform, class action wage and hour claims, employee benefits, discrimination claims and union-related issues. He has over 35 years of experience in labor & employment law; his practice involves extensive representation and defense of discrimination claims against financial and service sector companies, as well as health care and national retail chains. He has also represented multi-national manufacturing operations in the aerospace, rubber, paper and textile industries on traditional labor matters. He has counseled a wide variety of employers, from grocery chains to health care facilities, on union avoidance issues. In 2006, he successfully persuaded the NLRB to clarify rules regarding decertification during existing contracts. On behalf of companies, he has also conducted litigation before the NLRB on critical union access and card check issues. He has appeared in the courts or state agencies in 27 states representing corporate defendants.

Since 1991, Richard has also been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on representing companies in compliance audits for H-1B non-immigrant aliens conducted by the U. S. Department of Labor and he negotiated the first consent decree with the Department. He has represented corporations in a variety of industries, including several international computer consulting and software design companies, in over 30 audits in 17 states. His counsel and guidance in defense of companies in audits has saved clients tens of millions of dollars in potential fines and assessments. Mr. Moon has also been involved in the design of L-1 transfer programs and the payment systems related to L-1s and H-1s for both short-term and long-term inter-company transfers.

Richard’s accomplishments have been recognized both nationally and internationally. He has been selected as one of the country’s 40 best lawyers advising on and litigating civil rights cases on behalf of management in a nationwide survey conducted by The National Law Journal. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law for more than 20 years and for the past eight years has been ranked as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Maine by Chambers & Partners. Richard has written more than 150 articles concerning all aspects of labor and employment law, and lectured throughout the United States. He has taught litigation and trial tactics to more than 5,300 attorneys.

Richard has long had a passion for equestrian sports. Presently, he and his wife compete throughout the Eastern United States in combined training events, involving competition in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country jumping.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under
Labor & Employment
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Employment Law - Management,
Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor and Immigration:
Business

Highlights

Richard Moon is an excellent lawyer who does a great job. He is always conscious of the fact that what he provides must be high quality and appropriately priced.

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars .

EMPLOYMENT BLOG
“Taking Care of HR Business” provides news and legal updates for HR professionals.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Events

January 25, 2018

2018 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Tawny L. Alvarez, Joanna S. Bowers, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Benjamin E. Ford, Gregory S. Fryer, Sara E. Hirshon, Christopher S. Lockman, Maryann McGinn, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Douglas R. Steinmetz, Mathew J. Todaro, Patricia D. Weitzman, Calvin K. Woo

January 26, 2017

2017 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Tawny L. Alvarez, Joanna S. Bowers, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Benjamin E. Ford, Christopher S. Lockman, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Douglas R. Steinmetz, Patricia D. Weitzman

August 17, 2016

Closing the Gap: How State and Federal Efforts to Eliminate Gender Pay Disparities Will Impact Your Business
Hosted Events
Richard G. Moon, Joanna S. Bowers

July 13, 2016

Successful Strategies for Large & Small Companies Facing Employee Transitions and Employment Disputes
Speaking Engagements
Richard G. Moon

January 27, 2016

2016 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Tawny L. Alvarez, Joanna S. Bowers, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Benjamin E. Ford, Richard G. Moon, Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Douglas R. Steinmetz, Patricia D. Weitzman

December 1, 2015

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Unless Your Holiday Policies and Festivities Leave You Open to Liability
Hosted Events
Tawny L. Alvarez

November 7, 2015

9th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Speaking Engagements
Richard G. Moon

November 20, 2014

How Healthy is Your Wellness Program?: Current Litigation and Legal Compliance
Hosted Events
Christopher S. Lockman, Richard G. Moon

November 5-8, 2014

8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Speaking Engagements
Richard G. Moon

January 22, 2014

2014 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Eric D. Altholz, Tawny L. Alvarez, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Richard G. Moon, Misti D. Munster, Elizabeth Connellan Smith

Thursday, August 15

Seminar - Employment Sunscreen: Protecting Yourself at the Hiring Stage
Hosted Events
Richard G. Moon

Thursday, August 15

Webinar - Employment Sunscreen: Protecting Yourself at the Hiring Stage
Hosted Events
Richard G. Moon

January 30, 2013

2013 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Eric D. Altholz, Tawny L. Alvarez, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Richard G. Moon, Misti D. Munster, Elizabeth Connellan Smith

September 19, 2012

SEMINAR: This Means YOU: Recent Decisions by the NLRB Affecting Both Unionized and Non-Unionized Employers
Hosted Events
Richard G. Moon

September 19, 2012

WEBINAR: This Means YOU: Recent Decisions by the NLRB Affecting Both Unionized and Non-Unionized Employers
Hosted Events
Richard G. Moon

January 26, 2012

2012 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Richard G. Moon, Elizabeth Connellan Smith

October 20, 2011

Retaining Key Employees: Creative Ways to Build Compensation Programs
Speaking Engagements
Eric D. Altholz, Richard G. Moon

August 6, 2010

Labor & Employment Breakfast Workshop: Health Care Reform - A Practical Discussion
Hosted Events

Experience

Associational Disability Discrimination
Defended a large brokerage firm against plaintiff’s claims of associational disability discrimination, retaliation for anticipatory use of FMLA and wrongful discharge under New Hampshire common law.

Shaw's Supermarket: Decertification Petition
We represented Shaw's Supermarket chain in a decertification petition filed by employees.

Whistleblower Defense
Representation of an employer in a whistleblower claim based upon reporting illegal activities in which reporting was part of employee's job duties.

News

February 2, 2017

Portfolio: Workshop Looks at Workplace Concerns Around Legalized Marijuana in Maine
Media Mentions
Tawny L. Alvarez, Robert C. Brooks, Richard G. Moon

May 29, 2013

Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier

June 7, 2012

Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith

October 6, 2011

Two Verrill Dana Attorneys to Participate in Mainebiz U at Momentum Convention
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Richard G. Moon

April 30, 2010

Verrill Dana Attorney Eric Altholz Takes Part In Maine Health Care Reform Summit
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Richard G. Moon

April 5, 2010

Verrill Dana Takes the Lead for its Clients on Health Care Reform
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Kathleen Gleason Healy, Richard G. Moon, Michael V. Saxl

March 7, 2007

Richard G. Moon Joins Verrill Dana's Portland Office
Press Releases
Richard G. Moon

Publications

February 8, 2018

2018 Annual Employment Law Update Materials
Seminar Materials
Tawny Alvarez, Joanna Bowers, Robert Brooks, Douglas Currier, Benjamin Ford, Gregory Fryer, Sara Hirshon, Christopher Lockman, Maryann McGinn, Suzanne Meeker, Richard Moon, Elizabeth Smith, Douglas Steinmetz, Mathew Todaro, Patricia Weitzman, and Calvin Woo

September 22, 2017

PODCAST - What Can You Say?: The First Amendment in the Workplace
Published Works
Tawny Alvarez and Richard Moon

September 7, 2017

PODCAST - Employment Policies in the Trump Administration
Published Works
Tawny Alvarez and Richard Moon

January 27, 2017

2017 Annual Employment Law Update Materials
Seminar Materials
Tawny Alvarez, Joanna Bowers, Robert Brooks, Douglas Currier, Christopher Lockman, Suzanne Meeker, Richard Moon, Elizabeth Smith, Douglas Steinmetz, and Patricia Weitzman

January 27, 2016

2016 Annual Employment Law Update Materials
Seminar Materials
Tawny Alvarez, Joanna Bowers, Robert Brooks, Douglas Currier, Benjamin Ford, Richard Moon, Elizabeth Smith, Douglas Steinmetz, and Patricia Weitzman

December 18, 2014

NLRB Decides Employees Have the Right to Use Company E-mail Systems for Union Organizing
Alerts and Newsletters
Richard Moon

April 9, 2013

Maine Employers and the Take Your Gun to Work Law
Alerts and Newsletters

March 1, 2013

Whistleblower Complaints under the Affordable Care Act
Alerts and Newsletters

January 30, 2013

2013 Annual Employment Law Update
Seminar Materials

June 1, 2012

What is the True Impact of The Dodd-Frank's Say-on-Pay Rule?
Seminar Materials
Richard Moon

December, 2011

Using Social Media in the Hiring Process: Legal Landmines, Practical Tips, and Bad Hires (oh my!)
Published Works
Richard Moon

August 11, 2009

Labor & Employment Alert: EFCA Gets Closer To Reality
Alerts and Newsletters

February 18, 2009

Labor & Employment Alert: Presidential Executive Order Revokes Bush Era Ban On Project Labor Agreements For Federal Construction Projects
Alerts and Newsletters

December 6, 2007

Labor & Employment Alert: OSHA's New Regulation Requiring Employers to Pay
Alerts and Newsletters

Maine Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Immigration & Global Migration
  • Health Care Reform Compliance Team
  • Hospitality

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4454  Phone
(207) 253-4455  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/rmoon
University Attended:
Dartmouth College, A.B., with high distinction, 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan, J.D., 1974
Year of First admission:
1975
Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court of Maine; 1975, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court; 1975, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; 1985, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 1975, New York; 2008, Massachusetts; 1978, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
ABA, Section of Labor and Employment Law
ABA, Section of Litigation
Maine State Bar Association
fellow, Maine Justice Foundation

Military:
Lt., USNR, 1969-1972
ISLN:
902407082

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0

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