Equity Compensation Plans and Arrangements

Art Meyers, Greg Keating
Tom Shirley, Alison Reif

Blue Chip Clients

Lawyers have represented blue chip clients, including:

AIM Mutual Insurance
Academy of Arts & Sciences
Babson College
Boston Financial Data Services
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Brooks Automation
Brooks School
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School
Cape Cod Healthcare
Crane & Co.
CVS Caremark
Danaher Corporation
Dyson Limited
EMC Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Genesis Investment Management
John Hancock
Mass Medical Society
Mass Mutual
New England Journal of Medicine
Northeast Health Systems
NV Energy
Physicians Health Services
Precyse Solutions
Riverside Partners
SeaChange International
South Shore Hospital
Summit Partners
True Partners Consulting

Broad Range of Industries

Represent clients in a broad range of industries, including:

Consumer products
Financial services
Life sciences
Private equity/venture capital
Professional services
Retail sales & services


Labor, Employment & Benefits

"a high-quality practice that offers creativeness, responsiveness and efficiency"

Chambers USA

Experts in Labor, Employment & Benefits 

Expert representation of employers and senior executives across all major industries from small companies to major corporations.

Broad Expertise 

Expertise in representing employers in employment, labor and benefits litigation and personnel counseling, including:


Wrongful discharge
Employment contract disputes

Defamation/other employment torts
Intellectual property covenants
Wage and hour


Collective bargaining

NLRB proceedings
Union organizing

Employee Benefit & Personnel Counseling

Executive employment agreements
Pension/welfare benefit plan design
and administration

Personnel manuals/policies
Plant closings/WARN Act
Stock option/other equity incentive plans
Wage and hour compliance

Highly Experienced in Litigation

Highly experienced in litigation before courts and administrative agencies, including:

  • Federal and state trial and appellate courts, including US Supreme Court
  • Administrative agencies including Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, EEOC, US Dept of Labor
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Leading Cases 

Significant employment litigation, including:

  • Aon v. Renaissance Insurance (noncompete)
  • Connors v. The Cardiovascular Specialists, LLC (pregnancy discrimination)
  • Daly v. Raytheon (ERISA)
  • D’Atalia v. Lowe’s (independent contractor misclassification)
  • Darri v. EMC (wrongful termination)
  • Davis v. Lucent Technologies (sexual harassment, wrongful termination)
  • DiScipio v. Anacomp, Inc. (executive wage claim)
  • Douglass v. Ernst & Young (misrepresentation, FMLA)
  • Dyson v. Braithwaite (noncompete)
  • EnerNOC v. ENBALA Power Networks, Inc. (noncompete)
  • ForstmannLeff Associates, LLC v. Tooke (nonsolicit)
  • Frantz v. Precyse Solutions, LLC (wage and hour claim)
  • Gallinas v. Avaya (wrongful termination)
  • Gioisa v. U.S. Foodservice (disability discrimination)
  • Goetz v. EMC (retaliation)
  • Husser v. Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC (executive wage claim)
  • HXI v. LNX Corporation (noncompete)
  • Kinsellagh v. AT&T (disability discrimination)
  • Kirk v. Dartmouth College (sex discrimination, defamation)
  • Maier v. Hewlett-Packard (disability discrimination, retaliation)
  • McQueen v. True Partners Consulting (wrongful termination, executive wage claim)
  • Scott-Harris v. Bogan (civil rights)
  • Thomas v. EquiServe(race discrimination, retaliation)
  • Torchetti v. IBM (age discrimination)
  • Vision BioSystems v. Autrey (nonsolicitation)

Lean Staffing 

Staffing based on client needs.  Lawyers consistently receive national recognition for excellence.

Counseling and Preventing Problems 

Work closely with clients to take steps necessary to prevent future problems.


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