Litigation

Employment Litigation

Representative Matters

Defense of Massachusetts' Class Action Wage and Hour Litigation

Handled defense of Massachusetts’ class action wage and hour litigation. 

Class Action Alleging Violations of State Wage and Overtime Laws

Secured summary judgment for a national real estate investment and management company, which resulted in the dismissal of all claims in a class action alleging violations of state wage and overtime laws.

Defense of Automobile Dealerships in Wage and Hour Class Action

Representation of automobile dealerships in defense of multiple class actions alleging widespread violations of wage and hour laws, which involve novel claims under Massachusetts law. 

Employment Discrimination Claims Against Securities Firm Managing Director

Obtained a rare pre-hearing dismissal of employment discrimination claims against a Managing Director of a major investment bank during FINRA arbitration.  Thereafter, successfully pursued indemnification from the bank, including defeating a motion to arbitrate the indemnification claims.

Arbitration With an Aggrieved Former Partner Claiming Wrongful Discharge

Obtained a complete dismissal of claims for an international law firm during arbitration with an aggrieved former partner claiming wrongful discharge and seeking millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid compensation.

Claims of Religious Discrimination

Successful representation of car dealership in multi-day public hearing alleging religious discrimination (judgment for our client).

General Representation of One of the Largest Privately Held Businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

General representation of one of the largest privately held businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – including day to day advice, annual training of more than 2,500 employees, handbook development, representation in wage and hour audits and all manner of employment litigation.

Restrictive Covenants, Employee Investigations, Litigation and Corporate Restructuring

Representation of pharmaceutical companies in matters related to restrictive covenants, employee investigations, litigation and corporate restructuring.

Dispute with Independent Physicians Association

Represented a large group of physicians and their employer in a dispute occasioned by their decision to leave a large Independent Physicians Association.

Financial Services Firms in Whistle-Blower Case

Obtained summary judgment on all counts for two financial services firms in a hotly-contested whistle-blower case in San Francisco Superior Court.

Disability Discrimination Matters

Obtained a directed verdict at trial on behalf of an international lighting manufacturer in a disability discrimination case.

“Material Change Doctrine” and Common-Law Contract Principles

Obtained summary judgment in state court litigation favorable to clients, which invalidated the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions of an employment agreement under the “material change doctrine” and common-law contract principles.

Wage Act Violations

Represented an international hotel chain in state court litigation concerning alleged wage act violations, where the client prevailed on summary judgment and secured a favorable settlement.

Class Action Alleging Violations of State Wage and Overtime Laws

Secured summary judgment for national real estate investment and management company, which resulted in the dismissal of all claims in a class action alleging violations of state wage and overtime laws.

Matters Involving Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Successful defense of numerous lawsuits brought in federal court, state court, and before state administrative bodies concerning claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and parallel state law claims.

Massachusetts Wage Law Class Action Litigation

Representation of several entities in defense of class actions alleging violations of the Massachusetts Wage Laws.