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DLA Piper LLP (US)

500 EIGHTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20004, USA
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Work +1 202 799 4000
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Harriet Lipkin

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Work +1 202 799 4250
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www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/l/lipkin-harriet-a/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Employment; Real Estate; Hospitality and Leisure

Position

Partner

Career

Harriet Lipkin represents clients in matters arising under federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the Railway Labor Act.

Harriet represents and counsels clients in unfair labor practice matters, in response to union organizing efforts, in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies in response to claims of unlawful discrimination and unfair discharge. She negotiates collective bargaining agreements and handles arbitrations, and also presents training programs to management on topics, including sexual harassment, avoiding discrimination claims and labor relations.

Education

J.D., Antioch School of Law; A.B., Washington University


United States: Labor and employment

Labor-management relations

Within: Labor-management relations

DLA Piper LLP (US) has experience assisting clients with managing a unionized work force as well as with helping maintaining non-union status. It also has a dedicated strategic campaign team, which advises companies on how to respond effectively to corporate campaigns by labor unions and their allies. Brian Kaplan in New York is the US chair and global co-chair of the group. Ryan Vann, who joined the Chicago office from Baker McKenzie LLP in July 2018, is well versed in a variety of labor matters. Washington DC-based Harriet Lipkin is another name to note. In March 2018, Michael Sheehan left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, closely followed by a team including Ron Holland, Pankit Doshi, Marilyn Pearson, Ellen Bronchetti, and David Durham.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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