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June 29, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Ranks MBJ Among the Elite Labor and Employment Defense Firms in Massachusetts

Once again, Morgan, Brown & Joy has been recognized for its outstanding work in the fields of Labor and Employment Law by a leading national survey that rates business law firms.  In 2011, Morgan, Brown & Joy received high praise from Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers.  Morgan, Brown & Joy was rated among the top Massachusetts management-side firms with a number of individual attorneys noted for their leadership in their field.

Chambers described MBJ as having the “capacity to advise any management team on any labor and employment intricacy. Recent clients include Home Depot, Harvard University, GE, CVS, General Dynamics, Entergy, Macy’s, City of Boston and Shaw’s Supermarkets.”  One source told Chambers, MBJ is the “tried and true labor boutique offering an all-star line-up across the board.”  Chambers continued by describing certain attorneys as follows:

William Joy is a labor relations specialist, advising and representing employers in collective bargaining, union organizing and NLRB proceedings. He is “extremely knowledgeable on labor union issues, giving spot-on and succinct advice.” Robert Joy focuses on highly complex employment litigation and labor relations arbitration and advice. Recent clients include Macy’s and General Dynamics. According to his clients, he is “the ultimate trusted adviser, always on point while balancing the practical needs of running a business – a masterful attorney.” Laurence Donoghue‘s wide practice encompasses both labor and employment arenas, including union-related matters, as well as a variety of employer-employee claims. According to peers: “Larry is a real client favorite – a tremendously knowledgeable attorney who has seen it all and knows how to do it.” Philip Boyle‘s practice is especially focused in the areas of union negotiation and litigation. According to interviewees: “Phil is a classic labor lawyer – an experienced, steady advocate who confidently throws himself into a case and is very thorough in analyzing it from every angle.” Nathan Kaitz focuses on employment litigation and union-related issues with a particular emphasis on collective bargaining and arbitration proceedings. He is widely viewed as “a very competent and creative attorney.” Jaclyn Kugell represents employers in manifold legal forums, advising them on a whole myriad of labor and employment issues. Peers say that she is “a top-notch resource for the complicated world under the ADA and FMLA,” while grateful clients report that she is “absolutely fabulous at presenting legal issues in a very practical and simple way – extremely effective.”

This is MBJ’s eighth consecutive year of recognition from Chambers.

The Chambers USA Guide ranks law firms and individual lawyers.  According to its website, Chambers USA researchers interviewed a vast range of lawyers and their clients.  The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

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