Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Nicholas DiGiovanni to Present Graduate Student Bargaining to AAPA Members

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Nicholas DiGiovanni will participate in a virtual panel discussion, sponsored by the Academy for Academic Personnel Administrators (AAPA), on December 11, 2020. DiGiovanni’s topic, “Graduate Student Bargaining,” will cover the recent Harvard University negotiations with their graduate student union. DiGiovanni was the chief negotiator for Harvard in those negotiations. The event is open to AAPA members only and replaces their annual conference. 

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, DiGiovanni 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. For example, he successfully litigated at the National Labor Relations Board the managerial status of full time faculty members at Tufts University Medical School and Elmira College under the standards of the Supreme Court’s Yeshiva University case. 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, he 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 Academy for Academic Personnel Administration, established in 1972 by individuals engaged in collective bargaining with faculty in four-year colleges and universities, emphasizes information exchange about activities and developments in the area of higher education, based upon the experience of practitioners in the field. Participation in the AAPA is generally restricted to those who represent management in the area of labor relations.  

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.