Boston College Law School
JD, 2002, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif

Managing Editor, Third World Law Journal

Syracuse University
BA, 1998, summa cum laude



US District Court, Massachusetts

Lisa M. Gaulin


t 617-248-5141   f 617-248-4000

Lisa Gaulin was among the 2008 recipients of the Pro Bono Publico Award given out by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for her commitment to representing poor and disadvantaged individuals.  She has also been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Practice Focus

Labor & Employment: litigation and counseling addressing discrimination, wrongful termination, non-competition and non-solicitation among other employment and benefit matters.

Complex Commercial Litigation:  assist in representation of leading corporations and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations.

Representative Engagements

  • Assisted with pre-trial motions, memoranda and trial preparation in several litigation matters that went to trial.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of discrimination claims brought against public utility provider and restaurant chain at Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
  • Obtained summary judgment for technology client accused of wrongful termination and successfully defended plaintiff’s appeal to First Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Assisted with motions and memoranda in several litigation matters involving enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Presentations & Publications

Ms. Gaulin is a regular contributor to Choate’s Resources: Labor, Employment & Benefits Newsletter, where she has written about the Family and Medical Leave Act  and recent developments in discrimination and harassment cases.  She also co-authored “Private Deals Involving a Controlling Stockholder,” which appeared in Securities Law360 in August of 2010, and "Best Practices for a Reduction in Force: A Basic Checklist" in the Summer 2010 edition of the Employee Relations Law Journal.

Professional & Community Involvement

Ms. Gaulin is a member of the Boston and Women’s Bar Associations.  She also represents indigent clients pro bono through the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Battered Women.


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