Chambers USA 2009 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 2009, 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.

Specifically, Chambers wrote:

This leading boutique in labor and employment has few competitors when it comes to management-side representation. Traditional labor matters are still the staple of the firm, which is praised for its assistance on union avoidance, contract negotiations and arbitration. The employment litigation team has been busy representing clients from the academic, media and government sectors. In particular, the firm had success in the FDC representing Harvard University in a retaliation and discrimination claim. Robert Joy handled this case and is seen as an expert in alternative dispute resolution. Wage and hour work and employee fraud also take up a sizable amount of his time. William Joy heads the labor practice and is praised for his sensitive handling of management-union negotiations; he provides succinct, no-nonsense advice, according to observers. Laurence Donoghue has an active labor practice and is a well regarded litigator.

This is Morgan, Brown & Joy’s sixth consecutive year of recognition from Chambers.

The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers 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.