Morgan, Brown and Joy LLP

Labor & Employment Department

Massachusetts
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What the team is known for

Impressive labor and employment practice offering employers and senior management teams quality advice in a range of workplace-related compliance and litigation issues. Exhibits strengths in both traditional labor law and contentious employment matters including wage and hour disputes and ERISA litigation. Active across a wide variety of industry sectors, including education, retail, technology and communications. Particularly adept at representing universities and other educational institutions in labor disputes.

Strengths

"It's a terrific firm," says one source, continuing: "They provide a good service. They are nice people and they are very active in the labor and employment community. I have a high regard for Morgan, Brown and Joy."

"They're good," notes another, adding: "They have a robust practice but they're essentially a niche firm. They're able to charge a lower rate than some of the other firms by focusing exclusively on labor and employment."

A third commentator attests to the firm's broad strength across a range of labor and employment matters: "The team is always very responsive, knowledgeable and quick to deliver results. They are effortless to work with."

Work highlights

Acted for the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) to successfully negotiate the first collective bargaining agreement for full-time faculty members at Plymouth State University, a part of USNH.

Notable practitioners

Jaclyn Kugell is qualified to advise on virtually every kind of labor and employment matter and has successfully represented employers in both state and federal courts. "I've been incredibly impressed with her," says a client, adding: "She can give you immediate advice and also just has a great practical sense of where things should go, which is worth its weight in gold."

Nicholas DiGiovanni attracts a lot of positive recognition for his representation of academic institutions in connection with labor law matters. Clients attest that he is "swift to respond to any issues and ready to assist at the drop of a hat."

Robert Joy continues to be recognized as one of Massachusetts' foremost practitioners in this space, handling all aspects of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining and employment litigation. He enjoys a particularly fine reputation for his work in the traditional labor law space, with interviewees considering him to be "extremely well thought of in the market."