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See Why the BBA Honored GLAD and the MA Attorney Generals Office with the 3rd Annual Beacon Award

Monday, November 19, 2012

View the Beacon Award Video here.

On Tuesday, November 13th the Boston Bar Association honored GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) and the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts with the 3rd Annual Beacon Award for their work as lawyers in advancing same sex marriage and for effectively expanding the meaning of Diversity and Inclusion through their effort to challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a statute that discriminates against legally married same-sex couples. Part of the ceremony included a video that outlined GLAD and the AG's Office's work on challenging DOMA. To see the firms who supported the Beacon Award, click here.

Labor & Employment Law Committees

  • Employment Law Committee
  • Labor & Employment Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to the labor & employment bar. If you are interested in an editorial position or publishing an article, please contact us.

    Contact Information

    Robert Alan Fisher

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1000

    Brian J MacDonough

    Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon, LLP

    (617) 4472809

    Vanessa K. Hackett

    Littler Mendelson, PC

    (617) 780-7427

  • Labor & Employment Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover labor and employment law issues.

    Contact Information

    Carolina Avellaneda

    Fisher College

    (617) 2368859

    James S. Weliky

    Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC

    (617) 742-0004

    William E. Hannum

    Schwartz Hannum PC

    (978) 623-0900

    Elizabeth A. Rodgers

    Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP

    (617) 742-7010

  • Labor & Employment Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Labor & employment attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Rachel Reingold Mandel

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    (617) 994-5700

    Katherine J. Michon

    Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon, LLP

    (617) 723-8000

  • Labor & Employment Public Service Committee
    This committee focuses on practice are specific pro bono trainings and brown bag programming.

    Contact Information

    Nicole Corvini

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    (617) 994-5700

  • Labor Law Committee
    This committee is composed of lawyers for management, unions and individuals. It focuses on traditional labor issues in the private and public sector, and is responsible for monitoring legal developments in the area of labor law and presenting educational programs in this area.

    Contact Information

    Justin F. Keith

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP

    (617) 310-6230

    Ingrid Nava

    SEIU Local 615

    (617) 878-7445

  • Non-Compete & Trade Secrets
    The Non-Compete &Trade Secrets Committee works to ensure that attorneys are kept apprised of developments in this constantly evolving area of business and employment law, whether in the form of judicial precedent, legislative mandate or business practice.

    Contact Information

    Jennifer Catlin Davis

    Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP

    (617) 227-7031

    Christopher J. Perry

    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC

    (781) 622-5930

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.
  • Wage & Hour Committee
    This committee keeps the community up to date on wage and hour developments and trends.

    Contact Information

    Julie McCarthy

    Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

    (617) 871-4142

    Jocelyn Jones

    Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General