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Goodwin

Labor & Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 3MassachusettsUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Provides high-quality representation and counseling advice to clients across a wide range of labor and employment law issues including discrimination and harassment claims. Stands out for its advice to large corporates on high-value M&A. Acts for clients in a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare and financial services.

Strengths

Clients consider the team to be "exceptionally talented attorneys who understand our organization."

Notable practitioners

Bradford Smith is well known by his peers for his trial experience, as well as his work on corporate employment matters. His disputes practice has seen him appear before state and federal courts, as well as the NLRB.
"He has been helpful on an affirmation plan and I would recommend him.""He is a very good litigator with federal court experience."

Jennifer Fay focuses her practice on technology, life science and venture capital clientele. She also advises these groups on both contentious and noncontentious matters.
"We use her for the highly complex work and we all really trust her judgment.""She did a really great job of navigating and helping to mitigate an M&A deal with a gnarly employment matter."

Robert Hale advises employer clients on the full gamut of issues, including transactions, investigations and litigation.
"He is highly responsive and intelligent with great talent and high caliber." "He is is an outstanding, knowledgeable lawyer, who always provides clear advice and perspective."

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Overview

Management teams of all sizes and across a broad spectrum of industries rely on Goodwin for advice and representation in all areas of labor and employment law. We provide practical advice to employers on hiring and disciplinary practices, compensation, workplace violence, privacy concerns, issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act, loyalty issues, and protection of employer good will and proprietary information via restrictions on post-employment competition.

Our lawyers have extensive employment litigation experience involving all significant employment law issues, including reasonable accommodation of disabilities; sexual harassment; discrimination claims arising out of reductions in force; individual disparate treatment claims; wrongful discharge/public policy claims; employment contract and employee benefits claims; wage and hour disputes; and enforcement of noncompetition obligations.

We represent management before the National Labor Relations Board in union organizing and unfair labor practice cases. We represent employers in collective bargaining negotiations with unions and in labor arbitration proceedings. We also assist clients in maintaining or reinstating a union-free atmosphere.

Labor & Employment

Goodwin

firm
Location

100 Northern Avenue

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02210

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Massachusetts

Labor & Employment


Bradford J Smith
Band 3
Jennifer Fay
Band 4
Robert Hale
Band 1