For 21st Year, Chambers and Partners Ranks Morgan, Brown & Joy as a Top-Tier Firm for Labor and Employment in Massachusetts

Boston employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy announces that it was named a top-tier labor and employment defense firm by Chambers and Partners for the 21st consecutive year. In the 2023 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the firm received a “Band 1” ranking, which is the highest possible ranking. In addition, attorneys Jaclyn L. Kugell, Robert P. Joy and Nicholas DiGiovanni were recognized as leading practitioners. Kugell and Joy were also both ranked in the Chambers Global Guide 2023: Labor & Employment. 

The 2023 Chambers USA Guide 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.” One interviewed client noted, “Morgan, Brown and Joy has a very sophisticated practice, with the ability to handle complex matters without over-staffing cases. The attorneys have seen it all – we rarely raise an issue or challenge that they have not experienced.”

Another interviewed client said, “Morgan, Brown and Joy is very strong in handling complex employment and education law cases. The firm is very communicative and responsive, readily informing and involving clients in strategy decisions. You never have any surprises.”

Additionally, the following individual attorneys were ranked for their notable work:

  • Jaclyn L. Kugell (Band 1): Kugell has been ranked since 2013 and has consistently received the highest possible ranking. She was particularly recognized for her work as an employment litigator, with clients remarking, “Jaclyn has great judgment. She is a strong oral advocate, inspires trust and is very experienced.” 
  • Robert Joy (Senior Statesperson): Joy has been ranked since 2003 and received the highest ranking for representing employers in employment litigation matters and collective bargaining. Clients noted that “Robert Joy is a fountain of knowledge.”
  • Nicholas DiGiovanni (Band 4): Chambers USA ranked DiGiovanni based on his success in representing universities and advising clients on labor relations and collective bargaining. Clients shared that “Nicholas is excellent. He’s on the top of his game as an education labor lawyer.”

Kugell and Joy were also both ranked in Band 3 in the Chambers Global Guide 2023: Labor & Employment. 

Chambers USA ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA. Legal rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research, conducted by an experienced team of researchers. 

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory, covering over 200 jurisdictions around the world. Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions.

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.