Richard G. McCracken

General Counsel, UNITE HERE

In addition to being General Counsel to UNITE HERE, Rich is a partner in two firms, McCracken Stemerman & Holsberry and Davis Howell & Bowe. He is also the principal outside counsel to the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association and is counsel to the Nevada State Federation of Labor. 

Rich’s work has been concentrated in comprehensive strategic campaigns, especially in support of organizing. As a result, the cases he has handled include landmarks in securities and corporations law, as well as labor law, in the supreme courts of the United States, California, Nevada, and Oklahoma, and the United States appeals and district courts. His emphasis, however, has been not so much on litigation but on helping to design powerful new techniques that conform to and make use of the law but do not involve litigation.