Richard G. Moon

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  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1974)
  • Dartmouth College (A.B., 1969)


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"Richard Moon is an excellent lawyer who does a great job. He is always conscious of the fact that what he provides must be high quality and appropriately priced."
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AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in the 2018 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.


Richard’s clients seek his trusted advice on health care reform, class action wage and hour claims, employee benefits, discrimination claims and union-related issues. He has over 35 years of experience in labor & employment law; his practice involves extensive representation and defense of discrimination claims against financial and service sector companies, as well as health care and national retail chains. He has also represented multi-national manufacturing operations in the aerospace, rubber, paper and textile industries on traditional labor matters. He has counseled a wide variety of employers, from grocery chains to health care facilities, on union avoidance issues. In 2006, he successfully persuaded the NLRB to clarify rules regarding decertification during existing contracts. On behalf of companies, he has also conducted litigation before the NLRB on critical union access and card check issues. He has appeared in the courts or state agencies in 27 states representing corporate defendants.

Since 1991, Richard has also been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on representing companies in compliance audits for H-1B non-immigrant aliens conducted by the U. S. Department of Labor and he negotiated the first consent decree with the Department. He has represented corporations in a variety of industries, including several international computer consulting and software design companies, in over 30 audits in 17 states. His counsel and guidance in defense of companies in audits has saved clients tens of millions of dollars in potential fines and assessments. Mr. Moon has also been involved in the design of L-1 transfer programs and the payment systems related to L-1s and H-1s for both short-term and long-term inter-company transfers.

Richard’s accomplishments have been recognized both nationally and internationally. He has been selected as one of the country’s 40 best lawyers advising on and litigating civil rights cases on behalf of management in a nationwide survey conducted by The National Law Journal. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for labor and employment law for more than 20 years and for the past eight years has been ranked as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Maine by Chambers & Partners. Richard has written more than 150 articles concerning all aspects of labor and employment law, and lectured throughout the United States. He has taught litigation and trial tactics to more than 5,300 attorneys.

Richard has long had a passion for equestrian sports. Presently, he and his wife compete throughout the Eastern United States in combined training events, involving competition in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country jumping.


Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
ABA, Section of Labor and Employment Law
ABA, Section of Litigation
Maine State Bar Association
Fellow, Maine Justice Foundation


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1974)
  • Dartmouth College (A.B., 1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1978
  • New York, 1975
  • Massachusetts, 2008

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under 
    Labor & Employment
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Employment Law - Management, 
    Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor and Immigration: