Managing Partners: 2
Number of partners: 4 Number of other lawyers: 9
Established in 1995 by its President and Founding Partner, Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, Schwartz Hannum PC (a certified woman-owned business) focuses on labor, employment and education law, representing businesses and non-profit organizations in a wide variety of industries. The firm is committed to providing high quality legal representation with excellent client service at cost effective rates. Attorneys in the firm are members of the bars of numerous states, including: District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, several associated U.S. District and Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mediation & Arbitration
Government Audits & Investigations
The firm provides employers with a full range of representation in single-plaintiff and class action employment litigation before state and federal courts, government agencies and arbitration panels, involving claims of discrimination, restrictive covenants, retaliation and statutory claims.
Key Clients: American Outdoor Brands Corporation, Beverly Bank, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Community Health Center of Cape Cod, East Boston Savings Bank, Fay School, FTI Consulting, Inc., Georgetown Day School, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, HP Hood LLC, McDonald’s Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Perkins School for the Blind, Ranor, Inc., The Resource Connection, Inc.
The firm represents unionized and non-unionized employers in a broad range of labor relations matters, including representation campaigns and elections, collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes, decertifications and unfair labor practice charges for employers in numerous industries, including airlines, construction, distribution, education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, social services and trucking and has negotiated industry-wide, companywide and site-specific collective bargaining agreements.
Key Clients: Airgas, Inc., Chevron Corporation, Erving Industries, Inc., Facebook, Inc., HP Hood LLC, Instacart, Legal Services Corporation, Rolls-Royce North America Inc., South Georgia Mechanical & Erectors, Washington Gas Light Company.
The firm provides counseling with respect to innumerable labor and employment law issues, including hiring, discipline and termination decisions, workplace investigations, reductions in force, plant closings, separation agreements, employment applications and employment and independent contractor agreements.
Key Clients: American Outdoor Brands Corporation, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, East Boston Savings Bank, Fay School, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, HP Hood LLC, The Lawrenceville School, The Megan House Foundation, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Nantucket Golf Club, St. Luke’s School, Tewksbury Federal Credit Union.
The firm conducts a full range of proactive and preventative human resources audits of policies and procedures to evaluate and aid compliance with all applicable state and federal labor and employment laws. The firm drafts and reviews employee handbooks, managers’ guides, human resources manuals, employment policies, employment applications and other employment-related forms for small businesses and multi-state employers. The firm counsels employers regarding classification as government contractors and/ or subcontractors and assists employers in complying with government contractor obligations. The firm provides training for managers and employees on a variety of human resources topics.
Key Clients: Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, Inc., Dexter Southfield, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Georgetown Day School, Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Company, The Lawrenceville School, The Williston Northampton School.
The firm provides comprehensive guidance to independent schools, colleges and universities and is available to address the myriad issues that arise for school administrators, such as student and employee disciplinary matters, promotions and tenure, internal grievances, investigations, risk management, regulatory compliance, layoffs and employee terminations. The firm prepares a wide range of documents for its education clients, including faculty and staff offer letters, employment contracts, admissions documents, student enrollment agreements, bylaws, bullying prevention and intervention plans, data security compliance programs, employee handbooks, faculty handbooks and student/ parent handbooks, including disciplinary procedures and codes of conduct.
Key Clients: Atlanta Girls’ School, Berkshire School, Blair Academy, Brooks School, Cary Academy, Congressional School, Dexter Southfield, Inc., Epstein Hillel School, Fairfield Country Day School, Fay School, Georgetown Day School, Glen Urquhart School, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, The Lawrenceville School, Meadowbrook School of Weston, Northfield Mount Hermon, North Shore Country Day School, Notre Dame Academy, Pike School, Providence Country Day School, The Roxbury Latin School, Shady Hill School, Shore Country Day School, St. Francis School, Tabor Academy, Waldorf School of Lexington, Westchester Day School, The Williston Northampton School.
Mediation & Arbitration:
The firm represents employers in binding and voluntary alternative dispute resolution efforts such as mediation and arbitration with respect to education, employment and labor disputes.
Key Clients: American Outdoor Brands Corporation, Chevron Corporation, East Boston Savings Bank, Georgetown Day School, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Shady Hill School, STP Nuclear Operating Company, Washington Gas Light Company.
Government Audits & Investigations:
The firm represents employers in a broad range of government audits and investigations arising in the education arena, labor and employment law and with respect to unemployment compensation appeals and investigations of public accommodation issues before state and federal discrimination agencies and state architectural access boards.
Key Clients: Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, Inc., Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, The Megan House Foundation.
Other Representative Client: Progress Software Corporation