Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is proud to be named to the 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for professional excellence! The firm's Litigation - Insurance, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Insurance Law, Employment and Labor Law - Management, and Civil Rights Law practice areas achieved recognition! Firms included in [...]
Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) on July 23, 2022, and a public health emergency by the United States government on August 4, 2022. As of the date of this publication, there are 18,417 confirmed reported cases in the US and an average of 337 [...]
FDAR Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, and Ones to Watch in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition!
Congratulations to Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff attorneys Daniel T. Downey and Marc A. Fishel for achieving "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America! Kudos to Benjamin S. Albrecht, Daniel T. Downey, and Marc A. Fishel for being named as Best Lawyers, and to Angelica M. Jarmusz and Stephanie [...]
David Riepenhoff Shares His Expertise as the Columbus City School District and the Teachers’ Union Try to Reach an Agreement
With the first day of school rapidly approaching, the Columbus School District and the Columbus Education Association (teachers' union) are still negotiating to finalize this year's contract. Partner David Riepenhoff appeared on NBC4i and shared his thoughts on the process. You may read more and view the interview by clicking here.
Congratulations to Benjamin Albrecht for being selected to serve New Albany in the role of Law Director! He will be assisted by Associate David Moser. As FDAR is located in New Albany, we are excited to have this opportunity to continue to serve and grow our relationship with the city! For more news on this [...]
Most of the time, the need for providing a religious accommodation is obvious. An employee will submit a religious exemption request, and the employer will engage in the interactive process with the employee to determine what accommodation will appropriately address the employee's religious needs. However, there are times where the need for a religious accommodation [...]
On March 3, 2022 President Biden signed the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (“The Act”) into law. The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to prohibit the mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and sexual assault claims in arbitration agreements. The Act applies to all sexual harassment [...]
On January 27, 2022, President Biden announced that the next justice nominated to the US Supreme Court will be a black woman. The President’s announcement left many questioning whether his appointment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits race and sex-based employment decisions. However, the protections provided in Title VII only extend [...]
Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is pleased to announce that Angelica M. Jarmusz has become a Partner with the firm. Jarmusz joined FDAR in 2014 and focuses largely on the representation of law enforcement agencies and their officers in civil rights litigation, as well as labor and employment matters. She is also well versed [...]
Congratulations are in order for several Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP attorneys that have been selected as 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® Magazine! Congratulations to our Super Lawyers: Benjamin Albrecht, Daniel Downey, Marc Fishel and David Riepenhoff and to our Rising Stars: Angelica Jarmusz and Stephanie Schoolcraft. To [...]