Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Jaclyn Kugell and Nicholas DiGiovanni to Present at BBA’s 2023 Higher Education Conference

Morgan, Brown & Joy partners Jaclyn Kugell and Nicholas DiGiovanni will present at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) 2023 Higher Educational Conference on March 2, 2023. Kugell will speak on the panel, “Managing ‘Post-Covid’ Student and Employee Issues.” DiGiovanni, who also served on the conference’s advisory committee, will speak on the panel, “Your Graduate and Undergraduate Student Workers Are Unionizing. Are You Prepared?” 

This conference brings together college and university in-house legal departments, administrators, and firm practitioners to discuss higher education institutions and their legal needs in the ever-changing world. Morgan, Brown & Joy is also a title sponsor for this conference. To register, visit: 

Kugell is an established employment lawyer who counsels business owners and management through virtually every scenario surrounding the employer-employee relationship. As Chair of Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Management Committee, she brings strong leadership skills to clients, helping them to make important business decisions and manage their operations efficiently while minimizing risks. Her practice encompasses daily employment counseling, training, employment litigation, collective bargaining and labor arbitration. Kugell proactively works with clients to avoid allegations of wrongdoing, carefully advising on ways to run operations that meet business objectives and achieve compliance.

DiGiovanni brings over four decades of experience to his diverse clientele and has handled cases and issues in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law. Over the course of his illustrious career, he developed a particular niche in labor and employment matters affecting colleges and universities, focusing especially on collective bargaining with faculty, staff and graduate student unions, proceedings before state and federal labor board agencies, arbitration cases, advice on union organizing, and management training. He has also negotiated dozens of initial and successor faculty, staff and graduate student collective bargaining agreements at both public and private institutions, including community colleges, private four year institutions and R1 Doctoral research universities. As a result, DiGiovanni is one of the foremost authorities on higher education labor relations in the country and represents many institutions of higher education around the Northeastern region of the country.

The Boston Bar Association is the Commonwealth’s premier legal institution, bringing together the brightest and most influential people to lead at the forefront of the profession. Their mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, foster a diverse and inclusive professional community, and serve the community at large.  The BBA has nearly 13,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools.

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.