Bob has counseled and represented clients in employment law matters for over 25 years. This includes working with clients to develop best practices, drafting and negotiating employment agreements, independent contractor agreements and separation agreements, and advising clients on discipline and discharge, harassment, wage-hour compliance, disability, privacy, non-competition, and reduction-in-force matters. He also conducts workplace training, including anti-harassment training, and employment law audits.
Bob represents clients before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in cases involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of employment/non-competition agreements, and wage-hour violations. This representation includes handling cases before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the National Labor Relations Board. He has handled employment litigation matters for clients before courts in ten states.
In addition to his work for clients, Bob serves as an arbitrator and mediator, engaged by businesses and individuals to resolve employment contract disputes and statutory claims. He has served on the American Arbitration Association’s panels of employment law arbitrators and mediators since 1995.
A former Co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, Bob has held many other leadership positions in the Section, including Steering Committee member, ADR Committee Co-chair, Legislative Committee Co-chair, Liaison to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and Section Newsletter Editor. Bob serves as Secretary and Vice Chair of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) and also serves on SBANE’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Bob co-chairs the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE’s) Employment & Labor Law Curriculum Advisory Committee.
Bob has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. In 2010, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. He has been named a Massachusetts and a New England Super Lawyer in the category of Employment and Labor Law each year since 2006.
Bob lectures frequently on employment law issues and has written numerous articles for national and local business publications.
Before joining the firm, Bob was a partner in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP. Bob graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and received his law degree with honors from George Washington University National Law Center.
Avoiding Employee Claims of Unlawful Retaliation
George Washington Univ. National Law Center
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Assoc.
American Arbitration Assoc.