Carolyn Richmond, Co-Chair and Partner
Fox Rothschild’s Hospitality Group
Carolyn serves as Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Hospitality Group. Based in the firm's New York office, her practice consists of representing and counseling employers in the hospitality industry, specifically restaurants, hotels, night clubs, lounges and gyms. In particular, Carolyn has extensive experience litigating wage and hour class actions, and restrictive covenants and employment discrimination cases. She also counsels clients extensively with respect to workplace issues such as the hiring process, diversity awareness training, employee handbooks and other policy initiatives. Most recently, Carolyn has worked closely with a number of clients to develop practices and procedures to incorporate social networks into the workplace.
In 2009 Carolyn was acknowledged as a Crain's New York Rising Star in its annual 40 Under Forty issue. A prolific writer, she is a frequent contributor to a number of publications and is a member of the Board of Editorial Advisors for Hospitality Law. Carolyn is frequently quoted in publications including the New York Times, Forbes and Nation’s Restaurant News. Previously, Carolyn served as General Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs to BR Guest Restaurants - JAMES Hotels. Carolyn is also a board member and counsel to the New York City chapter of the New State Restaurant Association. Outside of the workplace Carolyn is involved with the PENCIL Partnership, and is teamed with a New York City charter school to help link the business community with the students. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University and a member of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors at Cornell's ILR School.