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Representative Matters

Employment Advice to Multimedia Company

Representation of multimedia company in connection with a range of daily employment issues. Recent work includes drafting and negotiation of agreements, compliance review of employment policies, and day-to-day advice regarding hiring, performance management, separations, and operational issues.

Day-To-Day Employment Counseling to Multiple Nonprofit Organizations

Representation of multiple nonprofit organizations in connection with day-to-day employment counseling needs, including on matters involving hiring, performance management, separations, internal investigations, workplace policies, and operational issues.

Defense of Automobile Dealerships in Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Claims

Defense of automobile dealerships in cases involving claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Harassment Prevention Trainings for Automobile Dealerships

Conduct harassment prevention trainings for automobile dealerships in Massachusetts.

Harassment Prevention and Respectful Workplace Trainings for Private Equity Firm

Conduct annual harassment prevention and respectful workplace trainings for multistate workforce of private equity firm.

Workplace Dispute Resolution

Facilitated employee conflict resolution process on behalf of a university.

Independent Investigation for Transportation Company

Conducted independent investigation on behalf of publicly traded transportation and logistics company.

Developing and Conducting Cultural Assessments for Organizations of all Types

Helps companies, organizations, institutions, and boards assess, understand, and strengthen their workplace cultures through assessments of the experiences of employees, business units, leadership teams, and other stakeholders.

Designing and Conducting Equity Reviews in the Education Industry

Co-led and conducted a large-scale equity review of a higher education institution’s systems and structures for preventing, reporting, and responding to incidents of bias, discrimination, and harassment. Developed recommendations designed to improve the experiences of students, faculty, and staff.

Conducted an equity review of policies and procedures for an independent secondary school as part of a broader racial justice and equity initiative.

Counseling Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Mitigation Strategies

Advises employers on COVID-19-related matters, including administration of policies related to vaccination or testing, workplace accommodations, return to office, and employee health and safety protocols.

Jury Verdict in Age Discrimination Case

Obtained jury verdict on behalf of a large retailer in an age discrimination case filed in Massachusetts Superior Court.

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Trainings

Conducts internal workplace trainings on strategies for identifying, preventing, and responding to discrimination and harassment, and other workplace misconduct.

Government and Internal Investigations

Represents clients in government and internal investigations involving workplace safety and health and environmental laws, and state and federal false claims act matters.

Defense of OSHA Retaliation Claims

Secured dismissal of retaliation complaints filed against a developer under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Victim Rights Law Center: Rebuilding the lives of sexual assault survivors through extensive training, established trust, and hope.

Case Study: Victim Rights Law Center

The Victim Rights Law Center (“VRLC”) is the nation’s first nonprofit law center dedicated to providing sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal representation. From its inception, the VRLC sought to distinguish itself as the first nonprofit law center in the country solely focused on providing free, survivor-centered legal services to sexual assault victims of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and to survivors at the intersections of oppression who are often the most marginalized and in need of legal assistance.