Chambers USA 2014 Ranks MBJ in Top Tier of Labor and Employment Defense Firms in Massachusetts

Morgan, Brown & Joy has once again 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 2014 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers ranked MBJ in “Band 1” – the top band of its rankings for Massachusetts management-side firms.

Chambers described MBJ as follows:

What the team is known for Maintains a strong reputation in the Boston market as a commanding boutique offering celebrated management-side services. Noted proficiency in traditional labor work, in addition to a full range of employment law experience facilitated by a deep bench and rich history.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

“They offer big-firm experience at small-firm rates.”

“They’re very active and extremely well respected in the community.”

Notable practitioners 

The well-known William Joy has a well-established labor relations practice, advising management on the full spectrum of related concerns.

Robert Joy is viewed by peers as a “terrific” attorney, and continues to impress with his deep experience in a broad range of labor and employment issues.

Laurence Donoghue is well regarded in the labor and employment field, offering advice to public and private sector clients, including guidance on harassment investigations.

Jaclyn Kugell acts for clients at the state and federal level on a variety of cases, concerning matters ranging from discrimination to FMLA. Commentators observe: “She’s the kind of person you want on the other side – she knows what she’s doing, and gets results.”

Philip Boyle‘s practice focuses on collective bargaining and labor arbitration, where he has a wide range of experience. Boyle is an established and well-regarded presence at the Boston Bar.

Nathan Kaitz handles an array of labor and employment issues for private and public sector clients. “He has a good head on his shoulders,” say sources.

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.