Richard (Ted) T. Prasse
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Richard T. Prasse

Senior Counsel
200 Public Square Suite 2800
Cleveland, OH 44114
rtprasse@hahnlaw.com 216.274.2233

Summary

Richard T. (“Ted”) Prasse has represented private and public sector employers in NLRB and SERB matters, labor negotiations, arbitrations, wage and hour issues (including employment class actions), equal employment litigation, employer counseling, OSHA, and Ohio Workers’ Compensation. His work has included representation of schools in constitutional and statutory issues in public, student and employee matters.

Professional History

  • Senior Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2019-present; Partner, 1990-2018
  • Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, 1981-90
  • Long-standing and national representation of largest privately held multi-industry corporation in employment, union relations and litigation matters.
  • Nationwide representation of multi-facility meat producer and processor in employment matters.
  • Nationwide representation of international apparel manufacturer in labor and employment matters in numerous states, including Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. Cases have included a wide range of issues, including race, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, racial harassment, and workers' compensation retaliation.
  • Representation of a national manufacturer in collective bargaining, culminating in strike and plant closing.
  • Representation of a national pharmaceutical firm in collective bargaining with improved quality and productivity during multi-year plant closing.
  • Representation of manufacturers in collective bargaining to end participation in multi-employer pension and welfare plans.

Credentials

Education

Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, J.D., 1981

 

Duke University, B.A., History, 1975

Community Involvement

National History Day, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees; Former President, 1997-2000, 2006-09; NHD is 2012 Recipient of National Humanities Medal from President Obama

 

National Aviation Heritage Alliance, Trustee and President

 

Ohio Historical Society, Former President and Chair, Board of Trustees, 2008-12

 

Case Western Reserve University History Associates, Director and President

 

Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission, Commissioner and President

 

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Trustee and Treasurer

 

The Dawes Arboretum, Trustee and Secretary

 

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, Former President, Board of Directors

 

Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on the History of Ohio Courts, Appointed by Chief Justice O’Connor

 

Legislative Commission on Education and Preservation of State History, Appointed by Governor Strickland

 

Association of Ohio Commodores, Appointed by Governor Kasich

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1981

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Labor Law-Management, Employment Law-Management, 2011-20

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell