Richard Voigt

Special Counsel

CityPlace I
185 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
rvoigt@mccarter.com

Mr. Voigt represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related matters, including wrongful discharge cases, employment discrimination cases, state and federal court injunction actions, breach of contract cases, trade secret/proprietary information cases, NLRB unfair labor practice proceedings, arbitration matters, OSHA citation cases, and wage-hour claims.

Mr. Voigt has successfully litigated discrimination claims, numerous arbitration cases involving a variety of employee discharge, employee discipline or contract interpretation issues, on behalf of employers facing unfair labor practice charges, and trade secret/non-competition cases.

Mr. Voigt has obtained summary judgments in state and federal courts on behalf of employers accused of wrongful discharge, discrimination, and breach of contract, and in OSHA cases on behalf of employers confronting substantial penalties and/or abatement costs. He has also negotiated collective bargaining agreements and litigated binding interest arbitration on behalf of employers.

Earlier in his career, he served as assistant counsel for Regional Litigation in the OSHA division of the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C.

Mr. Voigt has been a frequent speaker on labor and employment issues before the Council on Education in Management, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Chambers of Commerce, the Connecticut Bar Association and for individual employers.

Mr. Voigt has been recognized as a Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" lawyer in Employment and Labor Law for 2009-2015. Sources say Richard Voigt is a "very responsive outside counsel," and a "creative problem solver who is thoughtful and readily available." In addition, clients add he has "a masterful way of handling complex situations and very good listening skills." He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in Connecticut. Mr. Voigt has been named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Hartford Litigation-Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year. Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1974, Michie Legal Writing Prize
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, with honors, 1968

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, Virginia