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May 2, 2019

Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Morgan Brown & Joy in Top-Tier for Labor and Employment Defense Firms in Massachusetts

Nicholas DiGiovanni, Robert Joy and Jaclyn L. Kugell Ranked Notable Practitioners

Boston employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy was recognized as a top-tier Massachusetts labor and employment defense firm in the 2019 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. The firm, which has been recognized by Chambers since the inception of the rankings in 2003, was once again designated “Band 1,” the highest placement ranking. Partners Nicholas DiGiovanni, Robert Joy and Jaclyn L. Kugell were also ranked as individual practitioners.

In its 2019 guide, Chambers describes Morgan, Brown & Joy as animpressive 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 and ERISA litigation. Active across a wide variety of industry sectors, including education, retail, technology and communications. Particularly adept at representing universities and other educational institutions in labor disputes.”

Additionally, three of the firm’s attorneys received individual rankings and high praise for their work: 

DiGiovanni attracts a lot of positive recognition for his representation of academic institutions in connection with labor law matters. Clients attest that he is "swift to respond to any issues and ready to assist at the drop of a hat."

Joy continues to be recognized as one of Massachusetts' foremost practitioners in this space, handling all aspects of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining and employment litigation. He enjoys a particularly fine reputation for his work in the traditional labor law space, with interviewees considering him to be "extremely well thought of in the market."

Kugell is qualified to advise on virtually every kind of labor and employment matter and has successfully represented employers in both state and federal courts. "I've been incredibly impressed with her," says a client, adding: "She can give you immediate advice and also just has a great practical sense of where things should go, which is worth its weight in gold."

According to its website, Chambers and Partners, UK-based publisher of annual guides in several global markets, selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world.

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.