Louis R. Lessig, Esquire, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a partner with the firm of Brown & Connery, LLP. His practice concentrates in labor and employment litigation, counseling, negotiations and training.
Mr. Lessig represents clients in all types of employment matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, wage and hour irregularities and retaliation under FMLA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA FLSA, HIPAA, NLRA, NJFLA, NJLAD, CEPA, PHRA and the common law, in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies including, but not limited to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor, American Arbitration Association, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.
In 2018, he received the Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year Award. In 2015, he received the SmartCEO ESQ Industry Practice Award – recognizing the region’s most trusted advisors. Since 2012, Mr. Lessig has been selected each year as a “Super Lawyer” in Labor and Employment law. In 2010, Mr. Lessig was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “Top 40 Attorneys Under 40” in New Jersey. He has also co-authored the 2002 supplement to “Drafting and Revising Employment Policies and Handbooks” published by Aspen Publishing. Mr. Lessig is a nationally recognized speaker and publishes articles that have appeared in periodicals including Westlaw Journal Employment, Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet, the Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Employment Litigation Reporter, Corporate Risk Spectrum, HR Professional, The Tri-Stater and Labor and Employment Law Quarterly. Mr. Lessig has served as a Barrister in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court. He was an adjunct professor at the Comey Institute for Industrial Relations at St. Joseph’s University. Mr. Lessig was also a principal in the Pinnacle Employment Law Institute (PELI), which conducted training sessions and provided developmental assistance in employment relations.
Mr. Lessig received his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law. After graduating from law school, he served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable M. Allan Vogelson, Presiding Civil Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden County.
He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lessig is a member of the American, New Jersey (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section), Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and Camden County (Past President, Bar Foundation; Past President, Board of Trustees) Bar Associations. He is also an active member of the National Speakers Association and serves as the immediate Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter.
In addition to his professional activities, he is the State Director for Garden State Council-SHRM (NJ) and immediate Past Legislative Affairs Director for Garden State Council – SHRM (NJ). He is also a member of Tri-State HRMA where he is Past Chapter President. Mr. Lessig is also Past President of the Muhlenberg College Alumni Board.