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Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation — Massachusetts


Hartley Michon Robb LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished group of leading plaintiff attorneys offering expert advice to executives and professionals in many areas of labor and employment litigation. Demonstrable strength in a diverse range of issues including severance, compensation and restrictive covenants, as well as ERISA and Dodd-Frank related concerns. Offers additional expertise in arbitrations and issues pertaining to whistle-blowing claims. Attracts praise for strong representation in discrimination claims.

Strengths A source states: "They are very knowledgeable and very effective. They are tough advocates, but they are reasonable and realistic."

A number of clients note that the team is "very responsive."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner and "strong advocate" James Hartley is widely considered to be an "outstanding" lawyer. He specializes in representing executives and businesses in employment and compensation matters and is particularly well-regarded for his litigation work. One impressed client notes: "He is highly knowledgeable and has a very easy-going approach to the process."

Katherine Michon represents executives and other professionals from a wide range of sectors in executive compensation, severance and retirement matters, among other cases. One impressed client says: "She possesses exceptional legal and business judgment. She is an extremely skilled business negotiator and she has a terrific sense of when and how to push." A peer notes that Michon is "a fantastic lawyer who is able to see cases from both perspectives."

Barbara Robb is praised as a "patient, thoughtful, insightful and responsive" lawyer who is a "practical and effective" litigator. She advises on a broad range of employment issues and regularly works with executive clients in compensation and transition cases.

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Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Preeminent labor and employment boutique specializing in the representation of plaintiffs in major class action and individual employment litigation before state and federal courts nationwide. Renowned for its experience in traditional labor law issues, as well as discrimination, overtime, and wage and hour disputes.

Strengths The firm is singled out as "absolutely leading the way in wage and hour work."

One commentator notes the firm's "great reputation for class action litigation."

Notable practitioners

As "one of the most well-respected attorneys in this area," Harold Lichten draws significant praise from market commentators. He maintains a strong practice representing labor unions and employees both individually and in class actions. He advises on matters such as wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination issues and discrimination claims.

Shannon Liss-Riordan is praised by commentators who say: "When it comes to ground-breaking wage and hour issues, she is the most well-respected and well-known attorney." She assists clients such as truckers and cleaners in wage protection cases and litigation involving the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

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Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier plaintiff firm housing a number of experienced attorneys dedicated to representing employees and unions in all manner of labor and employment law issues. Demonstrates expertise in the full gamut of workplace discrimination including wrongful termination and harassment claims, as well as contract and union-related issues. Particularly noted for its representation of federal workers and other employees in the public sector.

Strengths "The firm has a great reputation," says one source, while another confirms: "They are very good lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Ellen Messing maintains a broad practice, representing plaintiff clients in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, sexual harassment, contract and wrongful termination cases. She receives praise as "a very strong advocate" for her clients. She is adept at handling matters for public employees.

The "brilliant" Dahlia Rudavsky enjoys a strong reputation for her expertise in employment law and related matters. She advises on discrimination, tenure and promotion disputes, as well as equal pay cases.

James Weliky represents plaintiff clients in a broad spectrum of employment matters before courts and administrative bodies at state and federal levels. One impressed commentator says: "He is excellent - one of the smartest guys I know."

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Segal Roitman LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded plaintiff-side firm, known for its expertise in handling union and individual employee issues of all types ranging from negotiations and arbitrations to major litigation. Equipped to handle issues relating to ERISA, employee benefits and workers' compensation.

Notable practitioners

Don Siegel is described by peers as "very good at what he does." Industry sources note his extensive experience with union work and he has a wealth of knowledge relating to labor agreements in the building industry.

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Burns & Levinson LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Quality firm respected for its adroit counseling of plaintiffs in all aspects of the working relationship spanning from the pre-hiring process to the termination of employment. Handles a wide array of matters, including discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour issues before both states and federal courts. Additional areas of experience include advising on labor relations and employee benefits issues.

Notable practitioners

Laura Studen receives significant acclaim as "a very good litigator." Her employment practice sees her dealing with harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and executive compensation matters, among other complex cases.

Ellen Zucker has a broad employment and business litigation practice. She advises businesses, executives and other employees on a wide range of matters, including compensation cases and employee rights matters.

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Freiberger & Washienko LLC - Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected boutique offering a comprehensive service on all employment matters to professional individuals and businesses. Represents individuals from the healthcare, higher education and finance sectors, among others.

Strengths Sources note that the firm's attorneys are "well-known and know their stuff."

Notable practitioners

" Brilliant litigator" Marc Freiberger represents individuals, including students and high-level medical professionals, in discrimination, misrepresentation and wrongful termination cases, among others. He is also equipped to handle employment contract negotiations.

Patricia Washienko draws on her extensive knowledge of employment and compensation law to represent her clients in a broad range of contentious issues. Her areas of expertise include employment contract negotiation, discrimination claims, wrongful termination suits and non-competition agreements.

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Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust employment and civil rights boutique, acting for plaintiff clients in a range of discrimination and harassment claims. Utilizes its expertise in First Amendment litigation and freedom of speech issues to employees' and public officers' great benefit.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Powers "has had a lot of success in litigation," according to one industry source. He is a seasoned litigator with a wealth of experience representing employees in discrimination cases at all levels.

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Sherin and Lodgen LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted plaintiff-side firm recommended for its work representing employees before both state and federal courts. Areas of expertise include discrimination, whistle-blowing, wage and hour issues and wrongful terminations. Well-versed in the representation of high-level professionals working in sectors such as education and healthcare.

Strengths "They know the area extremely well and they are very responsive," states one interviewee, adding: "They are extremely focused on the client."

Another client describes the team as "very knowledgeable," adding that the firm is "highly skilled."

Notable practitioners

"Preeminent plaintiff lawyer" Nancy Shilepsky is a leading figure in the Massachusetts employment law market. "She's got a lot of really great experience," says one source, continuing: "She listens to clients and maintains a very good relationship." Another interviewee describes her as "a very strong advocate who is careful and always well prepared." She continues to advise high-level professionals on compensation and other challenging employment issues.

Brian MacDonough "brings a calm demeanor to the table and focuses on the best outcome for his client," says one interviewee. A client adds: "He is empathetic and very strategic in negotiations." He advises individuals on a number of areas, including employment agreements, restrictive covenants, discrimination and wrongful termination claims.

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Sherin and Lodgen’s Employment Law Department represents executive, professionals and business clients across a range of industries, providing counseling, negotiation, and complex litigation services.

Our transactional employment practice provides advice and representation to executive and professionals in matters such as:

  • Executive and professional employment agreements
  • Short- and long-term incentive arrangements including deferred and equity compensation
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements
  • Termination and severance protection, including “Good Cause” and “Good Reason” strategies
  • Change in control provisions
  • Post-employment consulting agreements
  • Expatriation agreements

When disputes arise, clients turn to our litigation attorneys for assistance in high-level, complex litigation work. Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies in Massachusetts and other states including the MCAD and EEOC. 

Our representation includes pursuing and defending clients in matters concerning:

  • Non-competition and restrictive covenants
  • Trade secret disputes
  • Executive and professional termination disputes, including those in arbitration
  • Disputes between partners and shareholders in closely held corporations
  • Discrimination, sexual harassment, disability and leave issues, including those under Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation claims
  • Whistleblower disputes

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Senior Statesperson

Segal Roitman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Don Siegel is described by peers as "very good at what he does." Industry sources note his extensive experience with union work and he has a wealth of knowledge relating to labor agreements in the building industry.

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Star Individuals

Sherin and Lodgen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Preeminent plaintiff lawyer" Nancy Shilepsky is a leading figure in the Massachusetts employment law market. "She's got a lot of really great experience," says one source, continuing: "She listens to clients and maintains a very good relationship." Another interviewee describes her as "a very strong advocate who is careful and always well prepared." She continues to advise high-level professionals on compensation and other challenging employment issues.

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Hartley Michon Robb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner and "strong advocate" James Hartley is widely considered to be an "outstanding" lawyer. He specializes in representing executives and businesses in employment and compensation matters and is particularly well-regarded for his litigation work. One impressed client notes: "He is highly knowledgeable and has a very easy-going approach to the process."

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Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Josephson of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP assists both employers and employees in matters ranging from training employers in legal compliance to internal investigations for discrimination complaints and ERISA-related claims. "Anne has a very strong legal mind and is an excellent writer," enthuses one source.

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Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

As "one of the most well-respected attorneys in this area," Harold Lichten draws significant praise from market commentators. He maintains a strong practice representing labor unions and employees both individually and in class actions. He advises on matters such as wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination issues and discrimination claims.

^ See whole ranking table

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Shannon Liss-Riordan

Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Shannon Liss-Riordan is praised by commentators who say: "When it comes to ground-breaking wage and hour issues, she is the most well-respected and well-known attorney." She assists clients such as truckers and cleaners in wage protection cases and litigation involving the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

^ See whole ranking table

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Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Ellen Messing maintains a broad practice, representing plaintiff clients in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, sexual harassment, contract and wrongful termination cases. She receives praise as "a very strong advocate" for her clients. She is adept at handling matters for public employees.

^ See whole ranking table

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Katherine J Michon

Hartley Michon Robb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Katherine Michon represents executives and other professionals from a wide range of sectors in executive compensation, severance and retirement matters, among other cases. One impressed client says: "She possesses exceptional legal and business judgment. She is an extremely skilled business negotiator and she has a terrific sense of when and how to push." A peer notes that Michon is "a fantastic lawyer who is able to see cases from both perspectives."

^ See whole ranking table

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Spectacular lawyer" Jody Newman of Hogan Lovells US LLP is well-regarded for the strength of her employment law practice. An experienced advocate who regularly litigates before state and federal courts, Newman is well-versed in employment-related contract and discrimination cases. She is also a skilled mediator.

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Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "brilliant" Dahlia Rudavsky enjoys a strong reputation for her expertise in employment law and related matters. She advises on discrimination, tenure and promotion disputes, as well as equal pay cases.

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Burns & Levinson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Laura Studen receives significant acclaim as "a very good litigator." Her employment practice sees her dealing with harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and executive compensation matters, among other complex cases.

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Burns & Levinson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ellen Zucker has a broad employment and business litigation practice. She advises businesses, executives and other employees on a wide range of matters, including compensation cases and employee rights matters.

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Fair Work P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Churchill of Fair Work P.C. is characterized as a "brilliant lawyer" by market sources. He handles a broad range of employment-related disputes. His areas of expertise include discrimination, severance and unpaid wage claims, as well as class action cases.

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Freiberger & Washienko LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

"Brilliant litigator" Marc Freiberger represents individuals, including students and high-level medical professionals, in discrimination, misrepresentation and wrongful termination cases, among others. He is also equipped to handle employment contract negotiations.

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Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very smart" plaintiff lawyer Sharen Litwin of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP is an experienced litigator. Her areas of expertise include employment discrimination, wage violations and wrongful termination cases.

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Brian J. MacDonough

Sherin and Lodgen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian MacDonough "brings a calm demeanor to the table and focuses on the best outcome for his client," says one interviewee. A client adds: "He is empathetic and very strategic in negotiations." He advises individuals on a number of areas, including employment agreements, restrictive covenants, discrimination and wrongful termination claims.

^ See whole ranking table

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Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Powers "has had a lot of success in litigation," according to one industry source. He is a seasoned litigator with a wealth of experience representing employees in discrimination cases at all levels.

^ See whole ranking table

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Hartley Michon Robb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barbara Robb is praised as a "patient, thoughtful, insightful and responsive" lawyer who is a "practical and effective" litigator. She advises on a broad range of employment issues and regularly works with executive clients in compensation and transition cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Patricia Washienko

Freiberger & Washienko LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Patricia Washienko draws on her extensive knowledge of employment and compensation law to represent her clients in a broad range of contentious issues. Her areas of expertise include employment contract negotiation, discrimination claims, wrongful termination suits and non-competition agreements.

^ See whole ranking table

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Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Weliky represents plaintiff clients in a broad spectrum of employment matters before courts and administrative bodies at state and federal levels. One impressed commentator says: "He is excellent - one of the smartest guys I know."

^ See whole ranking table