Boston employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy announces that the firm was named a top-tier labor and employment defense firm by Chambers and Partners for the 18th consecutive year. In the 2021 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the firm received a “Band 1” ranking which is the highest placement ranking. In addition, attorneys Jaclyn L. Kugell, Robert P. Joy and Nicholas DiGiovanni were recognized as leading practitioners.
The 2021 issue 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 firm has been ranked by Chambers USA since the rankings began in 2003.
Additionally, the following individual attorneys were ranked for their notable work:
- Jaclyn L. Kugell — Band 1
Kugell has been ranked since 2013 and received the highest possible ranking. She was recognized for her work as an employment litigator. Clients attest that Kugell is “terrific and extremely savvy” and “an excellent communicator” who gives “sound legal perspective.”
- Robert Joy — Band 1
Joy has been ranked since 2003 and received the highest ranking for representing employers in employment litigation matters and collective bargaining. Clients describe Joy as someone who “continues to do an outstanding job representing us and is always available to help us through complex issues that come up.” They added, “He is very sharp and intelligent, knows labor law incredibly well and is excellent to work with.”
- 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 “he has strong expertise in higher education law” and is “an exceptional writer – some of the motions he has drafted for us have been some of the best work I have ever seen.”
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.
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.