In recognition of Morgan, Brown & Joy’s 100th anniversary as a leading Boston labor and employment law firm, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu proclaimed May 11, 2023 to be “Morgan, Brown & Joy Day.” The firm celebrated this milestone at a client reception at Fenway Park on May 11th.
In a public proclamation, Mayor Wu noted Morgan, Brown, & Joy as a law firm that provides the highest quality legal advice in the field of labor and employment law, and has distinguished itself in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond for its representation in numerous sectors, including utilities, retail, higher education, public safety, and others.
For a century, Morgan, Brown, & Joy has guided employers through the ever-changing employment and labor law landscape, and partnered with organizations of all sizes to reduce risk and protect important interests. In 1923, Boston attorney John W. Morgan recognized the emerging legislative trends that would ultimately reshape the American employment landscape. That year, he and his partners founded what is now Morgan, Brown & Joy, beginning a legacy of legal innovation and excellence that has lasted a century and continues today.
In the 1930s, legislation, including the Norris-LaGuardia Act and the Wagner Act, expanded the field of labor law—and the client roster at Morgan, Brown & Joy. The firm continued to grow throughout the 1940s and 1950s, serving clients in diverse industries, including retail, public utilities, manufacturing, higher education, transportation, and more. This set the pattern for the 1960s and 1970s, as the firm continued to expand in response to new legislation in the areas of civil rights, occupational health and safety, and pension protection.
In recent years, the field of employment law has become increasingly complex with new legislation and an economy transformed by digital technology. Throughout it all, the Morgan, Brown & Joy team has remained at the forefront of change, developing innovative strategies to help clients reduce their legal and financial risk. As the firm moves into its next 100 years, it will continue to be a trailblazer in labor and employment law, always delivering results in the best interest of clients.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side labor and employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.