John Richards is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment and Retail Industry Practices. John is GT’s Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Retail Industry practice—ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA Nationwide for 12 consecutive years.
John is an established player in the Retail Industry and represents the full range of companies in the retail supply chain. From manufacturers and wholesalers to sellers of everyday consumer products and fashion apparel, companies turn to John and his industry knowledge to efficiently and seamlessly manage their legal needs leveraging GT’s wide-ranging industry experience and platform.
Within GT’s Labor & Employment Practice, John Co-Chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) group and the HR Compliance & Workplace Counseling group. He drives partnerships with clients to audit employment/HR compliance and the strength of DE&I practices through virtually every aspect of the employment relationship. John then helps design, strengthen, and implement workplace compliance and DE&I programs and policy to practice job-aides and resources.
He delivers highly-tailored, dynamic training sessions to virtually every type of employer audience. From the executive and leadership level to rank and file employees, John’s DE&I and workplace compliance trainings consistently receive outstanding reviews.
John also plays an invaluable leadership role in furthering the visibility, voice, and advancement of LGBTQ+ lawyers within GT and the LGBTQ+ business community, including serving on the Out Leadership Council and for six years on the National Board of Directors for Lambda Legal. As a recognized thought leader, John is often entrusted to handle highly sensitive internal complaints and investigations involving LGBTQ+ issues. Companies and/or LGBTQ+ national and global organizations regularly enlist John as a panelist to make the legal and economic case for LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion at every level of the business community.
- Diversity, equity, & inclusion: training, auditing, and initiatives
- HR compliance & workplace counseling
- Workplace investigations
- LGBTQ+ training, counseling and litigation
- Retail industry legal management
- Wage & hour compliance