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Senior Litigation Associate

Labor and Employment


Richard Stern is a Senior Litigation Associate at Jia Law Group with areas of expertise in discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment claims. Before going into law school, Richard received a Bachelors of Arts with a minor in English from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He then pursued law and graduated from Brooklyn Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 2016. During his time there, Richard was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review as a Production Editor where he was responsible for reviewing and revising article submissions.

Before his time at JLG, Richard served as an Associate at Epstein Becker & Green. During his many years there, Richard has represented many clients in both federal and state courts on claims related to wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. For these cases, Richard worked on drafting briefs, pleadings, memorandums, interrogatories, document requests and summary judgment motions.

During his legal career thus far, Richard has prepared position statements in response to charges filed with the EEOC and both New York state and city departments of human rights, drafted 50 state surveys on the status of state laws and memoranda of law. Aside from litigation, Richard is involved in counseling clients on employee policies, unfair labor practice proceedings and arbitrations.

Throughout the years before obtaining his law degree, Richard took the initiative to represent low income tenants in Brooklyn landlord tenant court as an intern at CAMBA Housing Legal Services. Here, he gained valuable experience drafting motion papers and supporting memorandum of law, proofreading and citing checked documents, researching landlord tenant NY administrative law and observing administrative meetings, pre-trial negotiations and motion hearings.

Stepping outside the realm of law, Richard has also dedicated his time working with disabled individuals living in the Western Massachusetts area as an outreach worker. He was responsible for assisting individuals with mental health diagnoses in the development of daily living skills, including securing employment and attending doctors’ appointments. From this experience, Richard is certified in first aid and CPR.

Today, Richard is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and the U.S. District Courts for both Southern and Eastern Districts.​



  • B.A., Columbia University

  • J.D. and Root-Tilden Scholar, New York University School of Law 

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, Connecticut

  • Supreme Court of the United States (Washington, DC)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (New York, NY)

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York, NY)

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn, NY)

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven, CT)

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