Reductions in Force/WARN ACT

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
Pegasystems
Physicians Health Services
Precyse Solutions
Riverside Partners
SeaChange International
South Shore Hospital
Summit Partners
Travelers
True Partners Consulting
VMware

Broad Range of Industries

Represent clients in a broad range of industries, including:


Consumer products
Education
Energy
Financial services
Healthcare
Insurance
Life sciences
Manufacturing
Media
Private equity/venture capital
Professional services
Retail sales & services
Software
Technology
Telecommunications

 

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:

Employment

Discrimination
Harassment
Retaliation
Wrongful discharge
Employment contract disputes

Noncompetes
Defamation/other employment torts
Intellectual property covenants
ERISA
Wage and hour

Labor

Arbitrations
Collective bargaining

NLRB proceedings
Union organizing

Employee Benefit & Personnel Counseling

Executive employment agreements
FMLA/ADA
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)
  • Daly v. Raytheon (ERISA)
  • Davis v. Lucent Technologies (sexual harassment, wrongful termination)
  • Douglass v. Ernst & Young (misrepresentation, FMLA)
  • Gallinas v. Avaya (wrongful termination)
  • Goetz v. EMC (retaliation)
  • Kinsellagh v. AT&T (disability discrimination)
  • Kirk v. Dartmouth College (sex discrimination, defamation)
  • Maier v. Hewlett-Packard (disability discrimination, retaliation)
  • 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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