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Chad P. Richter

Office Managing Principal

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Chad Richter is Office Managing Principal of the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Richter’s practice is divided into three areas: (1) preventive counseling and training; (2) traditional labor law; and (3) workplace litigation. With regard to Mr. Richter’s preventive practice, he routinely provides day-to-day advice and counseling to management on a variety of employment law matters including human resource management, traditional labor relations, employment discrimination, wage and hour, privacy, disability leave management, and reductions in force. Mr. Richter routinely assists management in workplace audits, preparing contracts and workplace policies, complex employment investigations and developing and presenting training curriculums on numerous employment and labor law topics. Mr. Richter has developed and facilitated hundreds of management training seminars educating all levels of management from front-line supervisors to the most senior executives and board members in organizations. Mr. Richter develops training that is highly interactive, engaging and educational. 

Mr. Richter also assists organizations during labor organizing campaigns, labor negotiations and routinely represents management in labor arbitration proceedings nationally. Provided litigation arises, Mr. Richter also defends management before federal and state administrative agencies and before federal and state courts throughout Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa.

Mr. Richter is a frequent speaker to local and national organizations on a variety of employment and labor related topics.  Most recently, Mr. Richter spoke at the annual convention for the Society of Human Resource Management in New Orleans and Washington DC in 2016 and 2017, the client forum for Equifax Workforce Solutions in Scottsdale in 2017 and the Montana Healthcare Association in Helena Montana in 2017. 

Honors and Recognitions


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • AKSARBEN Foundation, AKSARBEN Floor Committee (2016-Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2010-Present)
  • Legislative Director, SHRM Nebraska State Council (2015-Present)
  • Board Member, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) (2017-Present)
  • Vice-President, Community Stewardship Council (2015-Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Leadership Omaha (2014-2017)
  • Leadership Omaha – Graduate Class 34
  • Nebraska Restaurant Association
  • American Teleservices Association, Midwest Chapter Board of Directors (2010-2016)
  • Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Board Member (2010-2011)
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Association of the Midlands
  • Society of Human Resource Management, Elected to serve on a National Expertise Panel (2011 and 2012)

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

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... Read More

June 5, 2017
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Michaelle Baumert Discusses her Move from Kutak Rock to Jackson Lewis

June 5, 2017

Michaelle Baumert discusses her move from Kutak Rock to Jackson Lewis' Omaha office as a Principal in "Jackson Lewis Picks Up Kutak Rock Atty In Omaha," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Strengthens Employment Practice, Welcomes Michaelle L. Baumert to Omaha Office

June 1, 2017

OMAHA NE, (June 1, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Michaelle L. Baumert has joined the firm’s Omaha office as a Principal. Ms. Baumert, who joins Jackson Lewis from Kutak Rock LLP, has more than 20 years of experience in labor and employment matters. “We are pleased... Read More

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August 11, 2017

Top Five Labor Law Developments for July 2017

August 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Marvin Kaplan to one of two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board on August 2, 2017. Kaplan was sworn in on August 10. Kaplan is a former counsel to the Commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. His confirmation leaves one vacant seat on the five-member Board... Read More

July 19, 2017

Top Five Labor Law Developments for June 2017

July 19, 2017

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Justice reversed itself and argued for the legality of mandatory arbitration agreement provisions waiving employees’ rights to bring class actions under the National Labor Relations Act. The parties have asked the Court to settle a Circuit Court split on... Read More

June 21, 2017

Top Five Labor Law Developments in May 2017

June 21, 2017

Handbook rules requiring employees to obtain preapproval to use cameras and other recording devices at work are not per se unlawful, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Mercedes-Benz U.S. Int’l Inc., 365 NLRB No. 67 (May 16, 2017). The Board denied the Board General Counsel’s summary judgment motion in a case brought... Read More

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Omaha Office Annual Labor & Employment Conference

November 1, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
1001 Cass Street - Omaha, NE
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump: What to Expect

December 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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Sour Note – Musicians Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, NLRB Tells Theater Company
August 2, 2016

A Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a group of musicians were statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act and, therefore, entitled to vote in an NLRB-conducted union representation election. In the Matter of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Inc. Read More

Terminations Lawful for Statement Not Impugned by Discharged Employees’ Accompanying Protected Communication
January 28, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice has concluded an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act for terminating two workers for a statement about their pay and other working conditions in a survey posted online to third parties.  Varsity Brands, Inc., Case 15-CA-110683 (12-23-13).  It recommended the fir Read More