KCNF Announces New Partner Richard Renner

Whistleblower attorney Richard Renner has been elected Partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. (KCNF).

Renner has been an attorney for 34 years and has been associated with (KCNF) since 2013. He practices extensively in whistleblower matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, and in federal trial and appellate courts. He also handles discrimination, retaliation, and other personnel matters for federal and private sector employees and employers.

At KCNF, Renner was the lead attorney in a successful appeal under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Wallace v. Tesoro Corp., 796 F.3d 468 (5th Cir. 2015). He submitted successful amicus briefs for the Supreme Court in Lawson v. FMR LLC, 134 S. Ct. 1158 (2014), and for the Fourth Circuit in Foster v. Univ. of Md.-Eastern Shore, 787 F.3d 243 (4th Cir 2015).

Renner has presented papers to seminars for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) where he serves on the national Executive Board and as Co-Chair of the Ethics and Sanctions Committee. He also was a presenter at the American Bar Association’s 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in 2013.

“We are so pleased to have Richard Renner as a Partner in our firm,” announced KCNF’s Managing Partner, Elaine Fitch. “Richard brings a wealth of employment law experience and applies it on behalf of our clients every day.” Renner was a partner in the Dover, Ohio, law firm of Tate & Renner until the 1995 death of his partner, Alfred Tate. He continued that law office as a solo practitioner until 2008, when he moved to Washington, D.C., to become the Legal Director of the National Whistleblowers Center.

Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C., is one of the oldest law firms in Washington devoted to employment law, representing both employees and employers in federal and private sector cases. Founded in 1975 by June Kalijarvi, the firm remains a women-owned business employing nine attorneys.

“KCNF depends on the independent professional judgment of each attorney to give the best advice and representation to each client,” Renner said. “It is truly a professional dream to be a partner in a firm that treasures this pillar of legal practice while advancing the progress of employment law.”