Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment - Massachusetts


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What the team is known for An outstanding management-side labor and employment group. A distinguished history as one of the leading groups handling workplace discrimination disputes, termination litigation, collective bargaining and much more.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are incredibly cost-effective and get us really, really good outcomes."

"We have a great relationship with them. They're excellent." 

Notable practitioners  

Nathan Kaitz has significant experience representing clients before the NLRB, the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission and other state administrative agencies. He has handled numerous employment litigations, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitration cases.

Robert Joy has an "excellent and very well respected" practice in the labor and employment market in Massachusetts. He has a long history representing clients in notable cases before federal and state courts and agencies.

William Joy is "an institution in Boston," remarks one market observer. He draws on his breadth of expertise to represent management-side clients in arbitrations, collective bargaining and union organization, among other matters.

Laurence Donoghue is recognized for his handling of a range of employment law disputes, including discrimination, wage and hour and wrongful discharge claims. One commentator reports he has "great judgment when advising his clients."

The "tremendousJaclyn Kugell "really gets business," reports one client, while other interviewees appreciate that her work is "incredibly cost effective with really, really good outcomes." Kugell represents clients in employment litigation in Massachusetts and across the USA.

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What the team is known for Deemed a leading labor and employment practice with significant expertise in wage and hour class actions, traditional labor law, cutting-edge employment trials, government-backed litigation, and more. Diverse roster of clients from the retail, financial services and telecommunications industries, among others.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have demonstrated tireless, astute and thorough legal advice and support around complicated decisions. Seyfarth Shaw has an exemplary reputation and our experience has been that it is highly organized, responsive and a crucial resource to our organization."  

"Seyfarth has expertise across the various employment law disciplines. This means that whatever our issue, they are available to assist."

Work highlights Represented Robert Half International in a nationwide case concerning a class action brought under the FLSA claiming the misclassification of exempt employees. The Third Circuit decided in favor of Seyfarth's client.

Acted on behalf of Fitzpatrick Holdings in the defense of a class action brought by a former employee claiming violation of the Massachusetts Tip Statute through wrongful denial of wages and gratuities. The court decided the plaintiff failed to meet the class certification.

Notable practitioners  

"Preeminent lawyer" Richard Alfred has an exceptional reputation in the Massachusetts market. As head of the Boston labor and employment department, his expertise covers the full spectrum of issues employers might face. Alfred recently successfully defended George Washington University in a wage and hour class and collective action alleging the failure to pay sufficient back wages.

Lisa Damon is respected by peers and clients alike for her broad labor and employment practice and her specialist expertise in harassment and discrimination cases. One source notes: "We are entirely appreciative and impressed by our entire client experience."

The "truly brilliant" Arthur Telegen is "very learned and wise in his counsel," reports one client. He handles cases before the NLRB, federal courts and in arbitration, and has expertise in dealing with labor and employment issues arising from corporate transactions.

Ariel Cudkowicz has a "strong reputation when it comes to noncompetes and whistle-blower cases," notes one market commentator. He has extensive experience handling wage and hour class actions and employment discrimination cases, among other work.

Market observers note Patrick Bannon's ability to "understand and balance risk." He acts for employers before federal and state agencies and courts and in arbitration in relation to matters such as trade secret disputes and discrimination cases.

Rising star Barry Miller has a flourishing practice representing employers in wage and hour disputes and discrimination litigation, in addition to providing advice on compliance to all employment-related laws.

Significant clients Boston Medical Center, George Washington University, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Aldi, Prospect Mortgage.

Band 2 | Foley Hoag LLP

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What the team is known for A popular choice for traditional labor law advice and general employment law expertise. Strong track record in the full range of employment litigation, and industry-specific expertise pertaining to sectors such as technology, financial services and higher education.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I work with Foley Hoag's labor and employment group because the attorneys are experts in all aspects of labor and employment law. They are attentive and responsive and they obtain great results."

"They recognize cost benefit decisions and can put legal matters into economic and mathematical terms."

Work highlights Succeeded in a trial for client F.W. Russell & Sons. The client had brought a claim against a Teamsters union for misconduct on the picket line.

Attained a temporary injunction to prevent ten former employees of Cubist Pharmaceuticals from engaging in further unlawful conduct after they had breached their customer non-solicitation agreements and misappropriated confidential client information. 

Notable practitioners  

Sources report that James Bucking is "very good at strategic thinking and creatively thinking about alternative ways to attack problems," while one enthusiastic client describes him as "the best labor and employment trial lawyer I have ever observed in practice." He acts for employers in high stakes employment litigation and union disputes.

Research reveals Michael Rosen "is very practical, knowledgeable and provides very sound advice," and a offers a "street perspective that's very important." He has a broad employment law practice that encompasses both litigation and compliance counseling.

Michele Whitham is a recognized employment law practitioner with specialist knowledge of data security and privacy law and its impact on employer-employee relations.

Significant clients CVS Caremark, Hilton Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Starbucks, H&M.

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What the team is known for Advises in connection with a range of sophisticated labor and employment issues, including hiring and disciplinary processes, privacy issues and medical leave, among many more. Recognized prowess in employment litigation, union-related matters and department of labor investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very responsive, knowledgeable, they listen well and understand our needs which includes education as we are not attorneys."

"Very strong in this field - it has clearly emerged as an area of expertise."

Work highlights Defended Putnam Investments against a claim that it had terminated a former employee's employment unfairly after she had taken medical leave. The team attained a unanimous eight-person jury verdict in support of Putnam at the federal district court of Massachusetts.

Advised Hourly Nerd, a financing, accounting and statistics service business, in connection with the termination of a co-founder and general employment and tax structuring advice regarding a third-party service agreement. 

Notable practitioners  

Sources describe Robert Hale as "very smart, very reasoned and a strong advocate while being creative and balanced in terms of his willingness to find a solution." Hale is considered an authority on noncompete, discrimination and wrongful discharge disputes, and is praised for his ability to handle "complicated, high stakes situations."

Jennifer Fay is "very experienced" and "incredibly practical," say sources. Fay represents clients in the technology, life sciences and private equity spaces in connection with contentious and noncontentious employment law matters.

James Nagle is an "outstanding practitioner" who does "a remarkable job under sometimes delicate and challenging circumstances," say sources. He defends employers against claims relating to sex, age and race discrimination, among other litigious issues.

Bradford Smith represents his clients before state and federal court in connection with wage and hour class actions and misclassification litigation, among other matters. One client commends his commercial awareness, reporting that "he has shown a great understanding of business and practical decision making."

Significant clients Boston Private Financial Holdings, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cambridge Savings Bank, Eaton, UniFirst.

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What the team is known for Strong team of experienced attorneys handling labor and employment issues, from arbitration to litigation. Specialist knowledge in connection with a range of matters including union campaigns, unfair competition cases and health and safety issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They work very well as a team. They are always on the same page and share knowledge very well between each other."

"They take the initiative to reach out with updates about new and revised laws and best practice tips. I find it invaluable." 

Work highlights Represented Greencore USA in a sexual harassment and workplace violence case. The court awarded summary judgment on the basis that the company had insufficient knowledge of the incidents to take accountability.

Notable practitioners  

Clients consider Neil McKittrick to be a "supremely accomplished practitioner," and note that he is "always fully prepared, collaborative and very flexible in terms of schedule." He is known for his work in litigating employment disputes such as restrictive covenants and unfair competition cases.

Clients report Danielle Vanderzanden "hones in on the issues with a laser-like focus and is creative in how she makes her points." One client describes her as "incredibly talented, very quick on her feet and very good strategically." She is experienced in handling matters such as retaliation and whistle-blower cases, compensation disputes and internal investigations.

Significant clients Vertex Pharmaceuticals, MIT, Eastman Chemical Company, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, IntraLinks.

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What the team is known for Recognized excellence in labor and employment matters in the Massachusetts market. Areas of expertise include wage and hour class actions - often with respect to multiple jurisdictions - and collective bargaining negotiation. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The client service level is high, and their knowledge and expertise is excellent as well."

"They have such a deep labor and employment bench. I have enormous respect for them."

Work highlights Continued to act for The Boston Globe and other newspaper and media publications, in relation to union disputes, employment litigation, collective bargaining cases and NLRB matters.

Represented Steward Health Care System in connection with the negotiation of new collective bargaining agreements with their nurses.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Batten is a highly regarded labor and employment attorney with "vast knowledge and experience in wage and hour class actions," according to interviewees. Other specialties include defending discrimination claims and handling traditional labor matters.

Scott Faust offers broad labor and employment expertise with noted excellence in labor-management relations. Clients appreciate his "very matter of fact style in the labor space" and his "good business savvy."

Significant clients RBS Americas, DTE Energy Services, Hearst, EMD Millipore, GateHouse Media.

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What the team is known for Well-respected practice representing clients from a diverse collection of sectors including healthcare and financial services. Handles complex employment litigation and preventive counseling, and is also noted for its expertise in labor relations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are a full-service firm that do everything from labor and employment to litigation. A big team with a deep bench."

"They are extremely knowledgeable about labor issues. They have a unique level of knowledge." 

Work highlights Represented Fenway Partners in a wage and hour class action in which employees claimed unpaid overtime and off the clock work. Ropes & Gray won a motion to transfer the action from the Northern District of California to the District of Delaware. The case was dismissed in the favor of Fenway Partners.

Acted on behalf of Arctic Glacier in connection with a claim by a former employee alleging violation of wage and hour, medical leave and sexual harassment laws in California.

Notable practitioners  

Clients "cannot think of enough superlatives" to describe Diane Patrick. She is "incredibly prepared and organized, she comes up with very creative solutions and she's very smart and well versed in the practice," reports one source. Patrick is recognized for her excellence in state and federal employment law compliance counseling and her experience in collective bargaining matters.

The "very responsive and very helpful" Peter Ebb is noted for his handling of employment and labor-related matters for clients from a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services and education.

"Outstanding litigator" David Mandel has a wide labor and employment practice with recognized expertise in union-related matters, including the representation of clients before the NLRB.

The "smart, careful and thoughtful" Jeffrey Webb handles ERISA class actions and employment litigation alongside a wider practice that encompasses matters such as counseling clients on noncompete issues and workforce restructurings.

The "resourceful and responsive" Jenny Cooper handles both employment litigation and compliance counseling. Areas of expertise include wage and hour class actions, whistle-blower litigation and discrimination disputes.

Significant clients Partners Healthcare Systens, TPG Capital, Planet Fitness Holdings, Bain Capital, Wellesley College.

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What the team is known for Accomplished labor and employment boutique focusing on employment litigation, counseling, training and labor relations. Litigates before state and federal courts and represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small emerging businesses.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A small, nimble group that is both effective and cost effective."

"They are great litigators." 

Notable practitioners  

Kenneth Bello is recognized for his defense of employers against discrimination claims and other allegations. Bello's client base includes employers in a range of sectors including biotechnology, manufacturing and retail.

The "highly regarded" John Welsh has strong experience in employment litigation, handling issues from whistle-blower to defamation and trade secret cases.

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What the team is known for Represents universities and technology and medical device companies in connection with wage and hour disputes, discrimination cases and noncompetition litigation, among other work. Also provides compliance training programs and seminars.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have been dependable, knowledgeable and have come through for us. We can really count on them."

Work highlights Successfully defended Commonwealth Limousine Service against a wage and hour collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Represented Sentient Jet in a claim brought against a former company president alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The case was settled before trial.

Notable practitioners  

Catherine Reuben continues to be recognized for her skills in the labor and employment space. Sources identify her as "a great lawyer with a great style to her work," who can "relate to her clients and give them practical advice."

Jeffrey Hirsch is described by sources as "a very, very talented lawyer" who is "well versed in labor law." His areas of expertise include union drives, wage and hour cases and discrimination matters.

Max Perlman draws on his courtroom experience to represent clients in noncompete cases and data security issues, among other work. "He really tries to get to the heart of the issue," notes one impressed interviewee.

Jerome Weinstein continues to inspire "great respect" from his peers for his established role in the labor and employment market. His experience allows him to counsel hospitals, universities and other organizations on an exhaustive array of issues, including union campaigns and employment disputes.

Significant clients International Data Corporation, Beacon Communities, Yankee Candle, Northeastern University, Wheelock College.

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What the team is known for National labor and employment boutique noted in the Boston market for its dedicated work in employment litigation, including the defense of wage and hour class actions and restrictive covenant litigation. Acts as counsel to unionized and non-unionized employers in connection with traditional labor matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"One of the things I've been most impressed by is that our relationship with them extends throughout our entire corporate footprint. I'm really impressed by the level of consistency we've seen from office to office."

"We are very impressed with the consistency, promptness, efficiency and thoroughness of the work we get."  

Notable practitioners  

Andrew Pickett is "a terrific lawyer" with "great common sense and judgment," say sources. He advises on employment issues and is experienced litigating a full range of employment disputes before both state and federal courts.

Jeff Brody is recognized by observers for his "great substantive expertise." He concentrates his practice on the representation of employer-side clients in contentious and noncontentious employment law matters.

Significant clients Charles River Laboratories, Aspen Technology, Clean Harbors, Liberty Mutual, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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What the team is known for A respected labor and employment practice representing clients from a wide range of sectors including retail, biotech and healthcare. Has a strong whistle-blowing and retaliation group that handles workplace safety matters, among others.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are focused on employment and are very knowledgeable in the area. They are creative in their approach and keep business objectives in mind." 

"Highly effective in the areas of employment and labor law. They have represented us in successfully defending employment discrimination claims with 100% success."

Work highlights Successfully defended a government contractor in the federal court of Virginia in a retaliation case in which the plaintiff made accusations under the False Claims Act.

Acted on behalf of Hallmark Health in relation to a claim brought against it by a nurse. The team successfully resolved the case in mediation.

Notable practitioners  

Adam Forman concentrates his practice on counseling employers on workplace issues and employment contracts. He is described as a "very good lawyer with very good experience"

David Casey is an employment litigator with experience at both trial and appellate level. Casey does an "outstanding job of being responsive and creative," attest market commentators.

Anthony Rizzotti offers particular expertise in union relations work such as collective bargaining, arbitration and strike prevention. Sources name him "a fantastic lawyer."

Gregory Keating cochairs the firm's whistle-blower and retaliation practice group. Keating is recognized for his expertise in whistle-blower litigation under Dodd-Frank, the False Claims Act and other items of legislation.

Significant clients Zoll Medical, Hugo Boss Fashions, Partners Healthcare, Nuance Communications, Lerink Swan.

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What the team is known for Solid labor and employment presence in Massachusetts with particular strength in wage and hour class actions. Other areas of expertise include discrimination and harassment disputes and noncompete issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I find them to be very business minded. In Massachusetts it is sometimes a little more complex than the average state with respect to employment matters, so they have a good business rationale concerning what we need to focus on."

"They are just excellent - very proactive and responsive."

Work highlights Acted as outside employment counsel to Walsh Brothers. Matters handled include the reorganization of the company's HR systems, alongside advising on issues such as absence, disciplinary actions and employment disputes.

Represented Cambridge Health Alliance in a wage and hour dispute in which the plaintiff brought a claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Wage Payment Act.

Notable practitioners  

Impressed commentators describe Donald Schroeder as "an excellent trial attorney" and a "great lawyer." His expertise encompasses areas such as restrictive covenant disputes, plaintiff discrimination cases and wage and hour class actions.

Bret Cohen is an employment litigator with experience in a broad range of matters including ADA disputes and wage and hour cases. Sources identify Cohen as "one of the best lawyers in town."

Significant clients Adecco, Durham School Services, IKON Office Solutions, Panera Bread, Nestle Waters North America.

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What the team is known for Robust team with noted industry experience in labor employment matters pertaining to the life sciences, professional services, retail and manufacturing sectors. Particularly known for its strong litigation, wage and hour compliance and employee privacy expertise.

Work highlights Represented a financial services firm in a retaliation action that claimed termination due to whistle-blowing activities.

Notable practitioners  

David Rosenthal acts for clients before state and federal courts in response to a wide range of employment-related disputes. Market commentators identify him as "a very, very talented lawyer."

Gary Oberstein chairs the firm's wage and hour team. He advises clients on a range of matters including wage and hour compliance and the employment aspects of reorganizations and restructurings.

Jeff Gilbreth is a rising star of the Massachusetts labor and employment market. His areas of expertise include wage and hour law and employee management.

Significant clients SolarCity, Iron Mountain, Boston Beer Company, TomTom, State Street Bank & Trust Company.

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What the team is known for A balanced practice representing both employees and employers in contentious and noncontentious matters. Industry-specific experience relating to sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare and professional services.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their customer service and response time is excellent."

"The teamwork that they demonstrate on a daily basis ensures that our matters are handled in a timely and efficient manner."

Work highlights Defended two of Kaba Ilco's manufacturing companies and an executive from claims of sexual harassment, sex and disability discrimination and retaliation brought by an employee. The matter was settled prior to a hearing before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Attained a six-figure settlement for Linda Taylor in her breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claim against PowerHouse Assets, a financial management company which she had cofounded.

Notable practitioners

Gary Feldman is "always insightful and offers great counsel," notes one impressed client. He is recognized for his deep knowledge of employment law and experience of representing clients before state and federal courts and other agencies.

Significant clients Wendy's International, Kaba Ilco, The Judge Group, GiftCraft, Kennedy-Donovan Center.

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What the team is known for Respected management-side labor and employment representation. Areas of expertise include civil rights issues, discrimination claims, retaliation cases and wage and hour class actions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very responsive. They have a very pragmatic and clear approach."

"They produce very good and compelling arguments." 

Notable practitioners  

David Santeusanio is "very calm and direct" in his approach and handles cases "very professionally and successfully," report interviewees. He is a well-regarded employment litigator who handles matters ranging from discrimination to trade secret disputes.

The "very experienced and wise" Miriam McKendall is recommended for her broad employment law expertise. Her areas of concentration include sexual harassment and discrimination claims.

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What the team is known for Handles all manner of labor and employment issues including employment litigation, investigation services and employment-related counseling. Represent clients from biotech, hi-tech and financial services industries, among others.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are a total pleasure to work with and they are always available to us."

"They were very good and thorough; they held our hand and walked us through it."

What's new? Former Bingham McCutchen partner Louis Rodriques recently joined the firm with several other practitioners.

Work highlights At its former firm the team acted on behalf of CleanNet USA in connection with a class action brought by franchisees claiming violations of the independent statue and wage act in Massachusetts, winning a favorable settlement for the client.

At its former firm the team represented Oracle in connection with employment law aspects of acquisitions of various companies such as GreenBytes, Corente, Bitzer Mobile and BigMachines, performing employment due diligence throughout.

Notable practitioners  

Sources attest to the ability of Louis Rodriques to " balance requirements with practicality and risk." He handles all aspects of employment and labor-relations law for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Significant clients Putnam Investments, Selective Insurance, CleanNet, Oracle.

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What the team is known for Broad labor and employment expertise, handling traditional labor matters, employment litigation, whistle-blower lawsuits and trade-secret and noncompete matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a good presence in Boston and a good labor and employment practice."  

"I have a lot of respect for that law firm. They are excellent."

Notable practitioners  

Liam O'Connell chairs the firm's labor, employment and benefits group. Clients describe him as "very knowledgeable and strategic" and highlight his strength in both labor and employment matters, including arbitrations, collective bargaining and general counseling.

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What the team is known for Compact labor and employment boutique noted for its representation of management and employers in the full spectrum of employment law and labor relations matters. Represents both public and private sector clients from a range of market sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very experienced and knowledgeable in Massachusetts employment law."  

Notable practitioners  

Ralph Abbott's practice encompasses employment law advice, union issues and the representation of management clients in disputes before the NLRB.

Band 4 | WilmerHale

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What the team is known for Recognized capacity to handle an array of labor and employment matters including employment litigation, traditional labor law and management training, among other work.

Notable practitioners  

The "well-respectedJonathan Rosenfeld represents employers in employment disputes, in addition to offering preventive counseling. He receives warm praise from interviewees, with one source attesting: "He treats us like we're his number one client."

Significant clients The Boston Celtics, Harmonix Music Systems, Bose, Museum of Science, Marine Biological Laboratory.

Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation - Massachusetts


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What the team is known for Guides plaintiff-side clients through discrimination disputes, wage-and-hour cases and other employment-related litigation, and acts for unions in traditional labor matters. Long history representing both public and private sector clients before the NLRB, the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission and state and federal courts.

Notable practitioners  

Harold Lichten is a "very highly regarded and well known traditional labor lawyer," according to market observers. He handles a broad range of matters including class action suits and other labor and employment cases, and has particular experience working with firefighter and police unions.

Shannon Liss-Riordan is "probably the best known wage class action lawyer on the plaintiff side in this area, if not the entire country," remarks one market commentator. She offers expertise in class action cases regarding failure to pay, minimum wage, overtime disputes and other issues.

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What the team is known for A full-service plaintiff-side labor and employment boutique with experience handling an impressive breadth of labor and employment issues. Expertise includes age discrimination litigation, employment contracts and whistle-blower cases.

Notable practitioners  

The "outstanding" Ellen Messing is a "tough advocate" for her clients, observe market commentators. She is noted for her representation of plaintiffs in employment disputes such as sexual harassment claims, among many other issues.

Dahlia Rudavsky offers particular expertise representing employees and unions with regards to discrimination litigation and other matters. She has significant experience acting on behalf of university employees in equal pay and promotion cases.

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What the team is known for Talented group providing labor and employment litigation and advice to executives and professionals. Acts as counsel to plaintiffs experiencing discrimination, non-payment of wages, wrongful termination and other employment-related issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They were wonderful. They have extraordinary expertise - they listen and provide guidance and strategic advice."

"I thought they were very professional and on top of things. I would go back to them in a minute and would recommend them." 

Notable practitioners  

James Hartley represents executives and professionals in labor and employment concerns, and offers particular expertise in handling complex executive transition and change-of-control matters. Market sources label Hartley "a fabulous lawyer."

Katherine Michon is recognized for her ability to guide employees and executives through workplace disputes, retirement issues and severance matters, among other issues.

Clients do not hesitate to endorse Nancy Shilepsky as a trusted advocate for the interests of executives and employees across a range of industries. Sources attest that she is "very, very knowledgeable" and note that she has "an excellent reputation." 

Commentators report Barbara Robb can handle "complex situations and short timeframes" with "the most amazing intellectual horsepower." Clients benefit from her broad expertise in matters ranging from executive compensation to noncompete agreements.

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What the team is known for Highly regarded team focusing on the representation of plaintiffs in significant employment discrimination and civil rights cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"An excellent firm. They take the lead on cutting-edge cases and have a very good reputation."

"A very good plaintiff, employment and civil rights firm." 

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Powers is respected by observers for his work representing individuals and groups bringing claims against their management. Sources name Powers "a very good lawyer and litigator."

Elizabeth Rodgers is well respected for her plaintiff-side work in the labor and employment space. Her expertise includes discrimination disputes, sexual harassment claims and national origin cases.

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What the team is known for Recognized plaintiff-side firm handling the full range of contentious labor and employment matters. Particularly noted for its union-side expertise in traditional labor matters.

Notable practitioners  

Don Siegel is "one of the deans" of the plaintiffs' Bar and is considered to be "a well-respected union lawyer who is always looking to build coalitions and find practical solutions to problems." He advises clients such as unions and employee benefits funds on matters such as policy, legislation and negotiation with management.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Russell Beck of Beck Reed Riden LLP is noted for his extensive experience of handling trade secrets and noncompete matters. Peers identify him as "one of the top noncompete experts in Massachusetts."

Timothy Van Dyck of Bowditch & Dewey acts for employers in defense of a host of claims including discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. He offers industry-specific expertise pertaining to the healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

Laura Studen of Burns & Levinson LLP has an established practice offering guidance to both companies and individuals in relation to employment issues and disputes. Areas of focus include discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and employment contract negotiation, among other work.

Ellen Zucker of Burns & Levinson LLP is described by one interviewee as one of the "best lawyers you are ever going to find." She is noted for her representation of employees and executives in employment disputes.

The "balanced, wise and thoughtful" Thomas Shirley of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP is valued by one client for his "intimate understanding of our work environment, combined with a strong knowledge of every facet of labor and employment law." His expertise includes litigating employment disputes and advising employers on a wide range of compliance issues.

Peers "wouldn't hesitate to recommend" Jody Newman of Collora LLP for her plaintiff-side employment law practice. Her clients include managers, executives, unions and other professionals and bodies, whom she counsels in relation to employment claims and other workplace matters.

The "first rate" Barry Guryan of Epstein Becker & Green PC advises clients in connection with union avoidance, labor relations and employment litigation and arbitration.

Hillary Schwab of Fair Work P.C. is considered to be building an impressive employment law practice. Areas of expertise include the representation of clients in class actions brought under the Massachusetts Tips Law and the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute.

Joseph Ambash of Fisher & Phillips LLP focuses his practice on traditional labor law matters, representing clients in arbitrations and unfair labor proceedings, among other matters. Commentators note his "good track record of achievement for his clients."

In the words of his peers, Joshua Davis of Goulston & Storrs is "a really, really smart, good and effective lawyer." He is noted for his handling of employment litigation and employment-related advice.

The "helpful, knowledgeable and skilled" Justin Keith of Greenberg Traurig, LLP regularly acts for employers in defense of harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims. He also has experience handling class actions brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act, and offers a wider practice counseling clients on human resources and compliance matters.

Terence McCourt of Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a "very smart, very effective lawyer," say sources. McCourt handles the full spectrum of management-side labor and employment issues, from human resources advice to discrimination litigation.  

Anne Josephson of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP is a "fabulous lawyer" who is recommended for her representation of plaintiffs in employment litigation. One interviewee names Josephson "one of the best writers I have ever seen."

The "fabulous" Sharen Litwin of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP is recognized for her representation of plaintiffs in employment disputes such as wrongful termination and employment discrimination.

Richard Glovsky of Locke Lord LLP is a highly rated trial lawyer who handles employment disputes as part of a broader commercial litigation practice. Sources say: "He knows the case law. He is extremely active in the field and he's especially good in highly litigious situations."

John McKelway of McCarter & English, LLP represents employers and executives in employment disputes and provides employee relations advice and pre-litigation preventive counseling. Peers describe him as "a strong advocate for his clients."

"Highly responsive" Heather Egan Sussman of McDermott Will & Emery LLP dedicates much of her time to advising companies on executive terminations and related noncompete agreements within her wider data and privacy-focused practice. Clients see her as a "really good resource" of knowledge in the area.

The highly experienced William Hannum of Schwartz Hannum PC is recognized for his "very common sense, practical and wise advice." Hannum's broad expertise encompasses a range of matters from traditional labor relations through to employment litigation and counseling.

The "extremely knowledgeable" Sara Goldsmith Schwartz of Schwartz Hannum PC is noted for her representation of employer-side clients in defense of discrimination claims.

Jean Musiker heads the employment law group at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen PC. Musiker is a seasoned trial lawyer and litigator who focuses her practice on the representation of management with respect to matters such as discrimination and wrongful termination claims, wage and hour disputes and employee benefit issues.

Ilene Robinson Sunshine of Sullivan & Worcester LLP is described by one interviewee as "a tireless advocate for her clients and a very, very impressive lawyer." She advises clients on a wide variety of labor and employment matters.

Foreign Experts

Foreign Experts are individuals with expertise in a different jurisdiction to the one they are based in. These individuals are particularly highly regarded for international and cross-border work. Usually, they will be identified in the jurisdiction in which they are based and in their country of expertise.

Senior Statesman

A 'Senior Statesman' is a lawyer who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.

Eminent Practitioners

'Eminent Practitioners' are highly influential lawyers in a particular practice area who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

Other Noted Practitioners

Other Noted Practitioners are individuals who have not yet been ranked but are seen to be active and accomplished in this area of law.

Other Noted Firms

Other Noted Firms are firms that have not yet been ranked but are seen to be active and accomplished in this area of law.