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Richard T. Seymour of the Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C. in Washington, D.C., is a noted raconteur and man about town. He represents both individuals and classes in litigation, mediates, arbitrates, and negotiates agreements for executives, professionals, and other individuals. He is Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, a group with about 25,000 members, the third-largest Section in the ABA. He is a Fellow and former Governor of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a member of the former ABA Class Action Task Force, a Past Chair of the Employment Rights Section of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), a Past Chair of the AAJ Section Leaders’ Conference; from 2005 to 2008 was the appointed Chair of AAJ’s Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee and was a member from 2004 to 2010; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was a member of the drafting committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights with respect to the Civil Rights Act of 1991. On March 9, 2007, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association honored him as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2007. The mantra of his office is: “We represent the dispossessed of the earth, and executives recently shown the door.” Originally with Barbara Berish Brown and later with John Aslin, he has written fifteen editions of EQUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (The Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, D.C., 1996 on), published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law through BNA. His articles include “Pursuing Punitive Damages in Job Bias Cases,” TRIAL, July 2002, p. 64; “The Shrinking Door to Discovery,” TRIAL, May 2001, p. 48, and “16 Summary Judgment Commandments,” TRIAL, Dec. 2000, p. 28.