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Richard B. Sigmond

Shareholder

Mr. Sigmond is principle shareholder in the law firm. He specializes in the representation of labor organizations and ERISA-regulated employee benefit funds. Mr. Sigmond is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Labor Law and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association and the Labor Law Committees of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. He has served as General Counsel for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the National Stabilization Agreement of the Sheet Metal Industry Trust Fund and currently serves as General Counsel for the International Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund. Mr. Sigmond also serves as counsel for numerous other labor organizations and affiliated employee benefit funds. He has participated in numerous academic and community-based programs and projects. Mr. Sigmond has served as a lecturer in law and employee rights at Temple University, Penn State University’s labor studies program, Philadelphia University and LaSalle University. He has presented papers and participated as a speaker and panel member at numerous national attorneys’ conferences including conferences sponsored by the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Mr. Sigmond has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Jaycees, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society–Temple University Division and as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GATEHOUSE Philadelphia, Inc., an organization of volunteers that provided counseling, funding and support for vocational, college, advance educational training and employment assistance on behalf of more than 14,000 inter-city youth. He has served on the State of Israel Bonds Labor Advisory Committee and is the recipient of the Legal Aid Society of Philadelphia Award, the Phi Alpha Delta Alumni Award from Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Labor Human Rights Award from the Jewish Labor Committee. Mr. Sigmond is listed among The Best Lawyers in America (Naifeh & Smith), Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers (Philadelphia Magazine) and has received the prestigious AV rating from Martindale Hubbel. He has been elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Sigmond is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia.

WRITINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

Speaker – Preparation of Jury Instructions, AFL-CIO National Attorneys Conference;

Speaker – New Regulations Governing LM-10 and LM-30 Reporting Requirements, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans/LMCI Attorneys Conference;

Speaker – Regulations and Reporting Requirements under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, including T-1 Regulations, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans/LMCI Attorneys Conference;

Speaker – Rules Affecting Multiemployer Funds under the Pension Protection Act, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans LMCI Attorneys Conference;

Speaker – Due Diligence Required of Trustees in the Consideration of Alternative Investments, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans LMCI Attorneys Conference;

Panel Member/Speaker – Picketing and Handbilling, Pennsylvania Bar Institute;

Participant in Lectures and Panels at Temple University, Temple University School of Law, Penn State University’s Labor Studies Program, Philadelphia University and LaSalle University;

Speaker, Use of Labor Arbitration in the Adjudication of Civil Rights Claims, International Foundation Of Employee Benefit Plans LMCI Attorneys Conference;

Speaker, The Impact Of Health Care Reform Legislation On Collective Bargaining, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans LMCI Attorneys Conference.

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Court of Appeals of the State of New York
  • Superior Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • The Courts of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Delaware and Chester Counties.

EDUCATION

  • Philadelphia University, Bachelor of Science, 1966
  • Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1969

rsigmond@jslex.com
215-351-0609