Larry J. Rector
(304) 933-8151
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. University of Nebraska
B.A. Morningside College
Licensure: TX | WV
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Larry Rector has focused his more than 20 years of practice in the area of labor and employment law. In addition to client counseling, Mr. Rector has an active trial and appellate practice.

Biggest Regret:  Not attaining the rank of Eagle Scout

Work Experience

1993 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1989-1993 Arnold & Porter
1987-1989 Judicial Clerkship, Judge Floyd R. Gibson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Speaking Engagements

He has regularly addressed professional organizations and clients in the areas of labor and employment law and has been a frequent lecturer at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Mr. Rector co-authors a point/counterpoint employment law column for The West Virginia Lawyer.

"The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: A Parent Corporation's Duty to Disclose Safety and Environmental Issues Related to Its Subsidiaries, and How the Internal Controls Necessary to Carry Out That Duty May Expose a Parent Corporation to Liability for the Torts of Its Subsidiaries," The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, January 2007.

Key Experience

Federal court trial for a construction company disputing the validity of a collective bargaining agreement with a local trade union and asserting fraud by the union
Defended an industrial cleaning enterprise in a class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Defended multiple fatality/personal injury claims that arose from a mine shaft explosion

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2018 Morgantown, WV Labor Law - Management, Law Lawyer of the Year
Super Lawyers®
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
West Virginia Member, National Employers Counsel Network
Leadership Harrison 2002
Leadership West Virginia 2009
Charter Member, Wage & Hour Defense Institute
Board of Directors, Harrison County Bar Association
Editor, West Virginia Employment Law Letter
Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review
National Moot Court Team
Order of the Coif