Employment MVP: Sheppard Mullin's Richard Simmons

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 6:46 PM EST) -- By aggressively challenging proposed employee classes and plaintiffs in wage-and-hour suits, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP's Richard J. Simmons has scored key victories for clients ranging from Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. to major California hospitals and earned himself a spot on Law360's list of Employment MVPs.

The veteran employment partner has amassed an impressive batting average by getting out in front of would-be class representatives by moving to deny certification before the plaintiffs can lodge their own motion with the court.

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