For the 17th consecutive year, Boston law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy has been recognized as a top-tier labor and employment defense firm by Chambers and Partners. In the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the firm received a “Band 1,” ranking, which is the highest placement ranking. Additionally, Partners Jaclyn L. Kugell, Robert P. Joy and Nicholas DiGiovanni were recognized individually as notable practitioners.
Morgan, Brown & Joy has been ranked by Chambers USA since the inception of the rankings in 2003. The 2020 edition describes the firm as an “impressive labor and employment practice offering employers and senior management teams quality advice in a range of workplace-related compliance and litigation issues. Exhibits strengths in both traditional labor law and contentious employment matters including wage and hour disputes. Active across a wide variety of industry sectors, including education, technology and communications. Particularly adept at representing universities and other educational institutions in labor disputes.”
The following Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys were individually ranked in recognition of their work:
- Jaclyn L. Kugell — tier 1
Chambers USA described Kugell as “terrific”, noting her experience in employment litigation and non-contentious matters. Kugell has been ranked since 2013 and received the highest possible ranking this year.
- Robert Joy — tier 1
Joy has been ranked by Chambers USA since 2003 and received the highest ranking for his work in representing employers in employment litigation matters, as well as collective bargaining. Clients attest that he is “a very strong trial lawyer,” while others note that “he is extremely experienced in the labor relations area.” Earlier this year, Joy was also recognized as a global labor and employment attorney in the 2020 Chambers Global Guide.
- Nicholas DiGiovanni — tier 4
Chambers USA ranked DiGiovanni based on his success in advising clients on labor relations and collective bargaining, highlighting his notable expertise in representing universities.
Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in their Nationwide tables, which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice. Rankings are assessed by an experienced team of Chambers researchers.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side 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.