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Originally published in Work and the Coronavirus.

Interview: Harry Katz speaks with Carolyn Richmond on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

Screenshot of Carolyn Richmond from zoom

ILR's Professor Harry Katz spoke with Carolyn Richmond about how the pandemic has impacted both her law practice and employers and employees in the hospitality industry.

Carolyn is the chair of Fox Rothschild’s Hospitality Practice. Her practice largely consists of representing and counseling employers in the hospitality industry, specifically restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues. Carolyn has extensive experience litigating wage and hour class actions, restrictive covenants and employment discrimination cases and regularly counsels clients in workplace issues.

Widely considered among New York’s leading hospitality and employment attorneys, Carolyn received Cornell University’s ILR School Judge William B. Groat prize, the school’s highest honor, in 2019. She is particularly known for her practical and pointed advice which is based on her previous position as General Counsel to BR Guest Restaurants & James Hotels. Carolyn earned her B.S. degree from Cornell University where she has been appointed to the Cornell University Council, the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council, the Advisory Board for the Center for Hospitality Research at the School of Hotel Administration, and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. In addition to all of the above, Carolyn serves as employment counsel to the New York City Hospitality Alliance.