Richard G. McCracken

Rich is a MSH partner. He serves as International Counsel to UNITE HERE. He also is 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.


San Francisco
(415) 597-7200
Fax: (415) 597-7201

Las Vegas
(702) 386-5107
Fax: (702) 386-9848




BA, University of California at Berkeley


JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Livadas v. Bradshaw
512 U.S. 107, 114 S.Ct. 2068 (1994)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Fleming Companies
1999 OK 3, 975 P.2d 907 (1999)

Sahara Gaming Corp. v. Culinary Workers Union, Local 226
115 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32, 984 P.2d 164 (1999)

Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union v. Davis
21 Cal.4th 585, 981 P.2d 990 (1999)

Barany v. Buller
670 F.2d 726 (7th Cir. 1980)

Teamsters Local 135 v. Jefferson Trucking
628 F.2d 1023 (7th Cir. 1980)

Bugg v. Int. Union of Allied Indus. Workers of America, Local 507
674 F.2d 595 (7th Cir. 1982)

Smith's Food King v. Electrical Workers
737 F.2d 788 (9th Cir. 1984)

Award Service, Inc. v. Northern California Retail Clerks Union and Food Employers Joint Pension Trust
Fund, 774 F.2d 1391 (9th Cir. 1985)

Riverboat Casino v. Local Joint Exec. Board
817 F.2d 524 (9th Cir. 1987)

Local Joint Executive Board v. Royal Center, Inc.
796 F.2d 1159 (9th Cir. 1986)

In re Landmark Hotel & Casino, Inc.
872 F.2d 857 (9th Cir. 1989)

United Paperworkers International Union v. International Paper
985 F.2d 1190 (2nd Cir. 1993)

In re Pacific Enterprises Securities Litigation
47 F.3d 373 (9th Cir.1995)

Chambers v. Briggs & Stratton Corp.
893 F.Supp. 861 (ED WI 1995)

Coast Hotels and Casinos, Inc. v. Culinary Workers Union Local 226
35 F.Supp.2d 765 (D.NV 1999)

Venetian Casino Resort, L.L.C. v. Local Joint Executive Bd. of Las Vegas
45 F.Supp.2d 1027 (D.NV 1999)

In re Indian Gaming Related Cases
147 F.Supp.2d 1011 (ND CA 2001)

Bailey v. Truck Driver's Local 414 IB of T.C.W. & H.
419 N.E.2d 769 (Ind.App., 1981)