Richard S.  Corenthal

Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
New York, NY

Richard S. Corenthal is a Member of the firm at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. From 1999 until 2001, he was Of Counsel to the firm. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law groups. Mr. Corenthal is an attorney with experience in a wide range of areas involving labor and employment matters. He represents public-sector and private-sector labor unions in all types of disputes, and has represented multi-employer/union benefit funds. Mr. Corenthal has litigated numerous labor-related claims in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board. He has also litigated numerous employment-related claims, including sexual harassment, age, race, national origin, disability, minimum labor standards, overtime, breach of contract and whistleblower claims. Mr. Corenthal also represents clients with employment-related claims in the finance industry at arbitration and mediation proceedings, including arbitration claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the New York Stock Exchange.As a member of the firm’s employment group, Mr. Corenthal provides employment advice to clients regarding employment contracts and separation agreements. He has negotiated separation agreements for clients in a wide range of fields, including finance, publishing and advertising.

Mr. Corenthal is a former Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Chief of the Labor Bureau under New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. He has taught Public Sector and Private Sector Labor Law as an Instructor at the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations. He has also been an Adjunct Professor teaching Occupational Health Law at Pace University School of Law and Occupational Health Law at Hunter College, School of Health Sciences. Additionally, Mr. Corenthal was a Special Assistant to the New York State Assembly from 1996 until 1998.  Mr. Corenthal is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence, and he was recognized by L.I. Pulse Magazine in 2010 and 2011 as one of the region's "Top Legal Eagles".


Mr. Corenthal has published numerous articles on labor and employment issues. He has been a lecturer on labor law and employment law for the New York State Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Safety Council, the City of New York, District Council 37, AFSCME, New York State AFL-CIO, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, New York City Central Labor Council, Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations, National Employment Lawyers Association (New York Chapter) and the American Conference Institute. He spoke on the topic, "Preemption of State Boards of Inquiry: The Daily News Labor Dispute," at the New York State Bar Association and NLRB Regional Conference in December 1990.

Most recently, Mr. Corenthal was appointed to the Board of Directors for Tuesday's Children, a nonprofit family service organization committed to those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and terrorist incidents worldwide. Mr. Corenthal has been a member of the Advisory Board at the Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Occupational Health Clinical Center since 1994.


Mr. Corenthal is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, and is also a member of both the National Organization and New York Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Corenthal is admitted to practice law in New York State. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals.