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Patrick S. Richter

Of Counsel
Austin

P 512-362-7417
F 512-362-5574
Patrick.Richter@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Patrick S. Richter is Of Counsel in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice consists of representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from preventive counseling and advice, to drafting and negotiating contracts, to litigation.

Mr. Richter has significant litigation experience involving federal and state employment and labor statutes, intellectual property and trade secrets, covenants not to compete, stock option agreements, employment contracts, and wrongful discharge claims.

He is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, including the Austin Bar Association. Mr. Richter is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He graduated from University of Houston Law School with honors and was an Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, South Central Texas Chapter, Board of Directors Member
  • Oak Hill Youth Sports Association, Volunteer Baseball Coach
  • Troop 61 (Austin, Texas), Assistant Scoutmaster

See AllBlog Posts by Patrick S. Richter

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat: Illinois Home Health Aides Must Sue Individually To Recoup Fair Share Fees
October 25, 2017

Home health aides who successfully objected to the collection of “fair share” fees without their consent may not proceed as a class, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled, affirming a lower court’s determination. Riffey v. Rauner, No.16-3487 (7th Cir. Oct. 11, 2017). The home health aides had prevailed... Read More

THE FULL FIFTH CIRCUIT WILL RE-VISIT THE STANDARD OF REVIEW IN DENIAL OF BENEFITS CASES
July 12, 2017

On July 10, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced that the full Court would re-hear a recent case concerning the applicable standard of review in an ERISA denial of benefits case – which is often outcome-determinative in favor of insurers and benefit plans. As we previously reported, in Ariana M. v. Read More

THE FIFTH CIRCUIT CALLS INTO QUESTION ITS STANDARD OF REVIEW IN ERISA DENIAL OF BENEFITS CASES
May 17, 2017

Explaining that “[a]s any sports fan dismayed that instant replay did not overturn a blown call learns, it is difficult to overcome a deferential standard of review,” a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has called for a re-examination of the Court’s standard of review in ERISA denial of benefits cases where the...… Read More