Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney James M. Pender spoke at the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials (MASBO) webinar on February 10, 2021. Pender co-presented alongside Cynthia Mahr, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Wellesley Public Schools. They discussed reductions in force in public schools.
Pender provides labor and employment law advice and litigates matters on behalf of public and private sector employers. Much of his practice involves providing legal advice and guidance to clients regarding both union and non-union personnel to help employers navigate the often complicated array of federal and state laws and regulations affecting employment. He represents a diverse client base, including municipalities, school committees, housing authorities, municipal light plants, state agencies, corporations, small privately-held companies, and colleges and universities. He has been with Morgan, Brown & Joy since 2001 and is a partner with the firm.
MASBO is a professional association supporting business and financial operations in public schools throughout the Commonwealth. Its mission is to enhance the competence and knowledge of financial and operational professionals employed by institutions of public education in Massachusetts, providing exceptional leadership, professional development and opportunity for collaboration. It maximizes members’ contributions, supporting the success of students and public education in the Commonwealth through education, partnerships with complementary businesses and community.
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.