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Joshua M. DavisJoshua M. Davis

(617) 574-4110
jdavis@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7538
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110-3333

New York
885 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10022



Davis, Joshua M

 

Education
Swarthmore College, B.A., 1987, with high honors

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1991, with honors
Admissions
Massachusetts

New York

Overview

Josh is an employment lawyer and litigator. He provides counsel to companies facing difficult human-related challenges and acts as lead counsel in a wide range of business disputes. His clients include hospitals, law firms, media companies, automobile dealerships, financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, non-profit entities and individuals. Chambers USA reports that “Josh is a very pragmatic counselor: he listens well, understands what companies’ true goals are and how to find the right solutions.” In addition, Josh has broad experience handling appeals in the state and federal courts.

Josh teaches Employment Discrimination at Northeastern University School of Law. Josh also appears regularly on the radio. He has hosted a Sunday night talk show on 96.9 FM in Boston and now often co-hosts Morning Meeting, a political discussion program on Boston Herald Radio. In addition, Josh writes about a wide range of topics. WBUR, Boston’s National Public Radio news station, includes Josh among its distinguished group of contributors on  Cognoscenti, its online opinion page. 

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended an automobile dealership accused of religious discrimination in a multi-day public hearing at the MCAD.
  • Obtained summary judgment on all counts for two financial services firms in a hotly-contested whistle-blower case in San Francisco Superior Court.
  • Provides day to day employment counseling to entities of all types and sizes in matters ranging from hiring and firing to leave laws and accommodations.
  • Provides employment training tailored to reflect the cultures and needs of individual businesses.
  • Provides advice concerning employment issues that arise in corporate transactions.
  • Providing workplace training to employers and employees in a wide range of settings and topics.
  • Providing counsel to clients in the financial services sector facing employment-related challenges in connection with regulatory inquiries and litigation.
  • Representing employers in federal and state court, before arbitrators, and in administrative agencies in all types of employment matters including claims under the anti-discrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and whistle blower provisions of the state and federal statutes.
  • Representing employers in cases involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and non-solicitation provisions.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • American Employment Law Council
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Strafford Employment Law Advisory Board
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law - Management
  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Management
  • "America's Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, since 2006
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005
  • Order of the Coif
  • National Champion, American Parliamentary Debate Association, 1987
Speaking Engagements
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) 17th Annual Employment Law Conference, "Discrimination Law Update," Boston, December 2014
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) 16th Annual Employment Law Conference, “Discrimination Law Update,” Boston, December 2013
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) Seminar, “Proving & Valuing Damages in Employment Cases,” Boston, September 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) Seminar, “Legal Implications of Social Networking,” Boston, August 2009
  • American Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, “A Litigator’s View of EH&S Compliance – Learning from and Avoiding Problems,” Boston, 2009
  • Harvard University Faculty and Administrative Board, “Investigating Claims of Sexual Assault on Campus,” Boston, October 2008
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) Seminar, “Conducting and Using Internal Investigations,” Boston, March 2008
Press Releases
num: 35
publicationsArticles: Massachusetts Human Resources Manual
publicationsArticles: Employers 'Google' at Their Own Risk:  It's Important to Know What You Know
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Welcomes Back Joshua M. Davis
publicationsArticles: Legal job market hits new low: BC Law lists job below minimum wage
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
publicationsArticles: Employment Law Director Rejoins Goulston & Storrs
publicationsArticles: "Attorneys Chafing At Proposed Required Course," Boston Business Journal
pressReleases: 36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
publicationsArticles: Lessons for Lawyers: The First Presidential Debate
blogEntries: Working With a Complainer: Avoiding Claims for Retaliation
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
blogEntries: Scrutiny of Databases that Track Private Records of Employee Wrongdoing
publicationsArticles: Lawyers React To High Court Ruling On Retaliation Suits
blogEntries: Risk/Reward:  Should Employers Rely on the Internet When Making Hiring Decisions?
blogEntries: Risk/Reward:  Should Employers Rely on the Internet When Making Hiring Decisions?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
blogEntries: New Laws Prohibit Employers from Requiring Access to Applicants’ Private Information
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis Discusses Richie Incognito Bullying Scandal on Rick Sanchez Show
blogEntries: Naughty or Nice? Criminal Background Checks for Seasonal Employees at the Top of the List
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis Discusses Proper Holiday Party Behavior on the Loren & Wally Radio Show
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis in Corporate Counsel: Seasonal Hires? Don't Forget to Vet Them
publicationsArticles: Dewey's WARN Defenses Fall Flat, Laid-Off Workers Say
blogEntries: Spring Cleaning: Dealing with Increased Sexual Harassment Claims
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis Co-Hosts Boston Herald Radio's Morning Meeting with Hillary Chabot
blogEntries: Hostile Doesn’t Mean MEAN: Understanding Employment Law
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis Discusses Massachusetts Political debates on The Mara Dolan Show
clientAdvisories: NLRB Claims McDonalds Is “Joint Employer” of Franchisee Employees
clientAdvisories: Massachusetts Voters Guarantee Sick Leave
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis talks about jury selection for the Boston Marathon Bomber trial on the Rick Sanchez show
publicationsArticles: Josh Davis Interviews Reporter Laurel Sweet and Hillary Chabot on Boston Herald Radio's Morning Meeting About the Marathon Bombing Trial
publicationsArticles: Reliving The Horror: Contemplating The Purpose Of The Tsarnaev Trial
blogEntries: Massachusetts Expands Parental Leave Rights
blogEntries: It’s Time to Give Your Hiring Processes a Check-up. Are They Compliant?
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May 2014
Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
August 2013
Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
May 2013
Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
September 2012
36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
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