Lynne Mapes-Riordan, JD


Lynne Mapes-Riordan JD

Lynne is co-chair of the Compensation & Employment Group. She concentrates her practice in employment and labor law, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Her practice has provided her with a breadth of experience in all aspects of a company’s relationships with its executives and other employees, including executive employment, severance and compensation agreements and arrangements.  She counsels clients on all aspects of the various issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic.  She regularly advises clients on the tax law and ERISA requirements of tax-qualified retirement plans and represents clients before the IRS and DOL in connection with tax-qualified plans. Lynne has extensive experience in the employment, employee benefit, and executive compensation issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and liquidations.



Lynne advises organizations of all sizes in many different industries — including non-profit entities — in employment and labor law matters, from hiring (including background checks, drug testing, offer letters, and employment agreements), on-going compliance (including federal and state wage hour compliance, sexual harassment and discrimination, retirement and welfare benefits, performance reviews, reasonable accommodation under the ADA, leave requirements under the FMLA and various state leave laws, and discipline issues), and termination issues including WARN Act compliance. Additionally, Lynne’s practice includes investigations into harassment and discrimination complaints and the resolution of disputes in the employment context, including private dispute resolution, arbitration, and litigation. Lynne is chair of the Firm’s Wellness Committee and is an active member of its Insurance

Committee. She oversees the Firm’s Human Resources department on behalf of the partnership.