August 09, 2010 - Boston, MA
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Davis Malm attorneys Gary M. Feldman and Laurie Alexander-Krom prevailed in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration on behalf of an investment banker client disputing an unpaid bonus following his termination. Our client, an investment banker employed at Cowen and Company in Boston, initiated a FINRA arbitration proceeding seeking payment of his earned bonus for 2008. In February 2009, our client was terminated in a reduction in force of approximately 16 other employees. Cowen and Company refused to pay our client his bonus for 2008, claiming that he was no longer an employee when the 2008 bonuses were paid approximately two weeks after his termination. Following a two-day arbitration hearing before a FINRA panel in Boston, our client was awarded 100% of his bonus claim, $145,000.
Mr. Feldman and Ms. Alexander-Krom are employment lawyers at Davis Malm. Mr. Feldman advises employers and business executives on all aspects of employment-related issues and policies, and regularly litigates employment issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in federal and state courts. He also regularly negotiates executive employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, intellectual property agreements and severance agreements. Ms. Alexander-Krom advises employers, employees, and business executives in all aspects of employment-related issues and policies including hiring, FMLA leave and ADA compliance, discrimination, wage and hour, employee terminations, and severance agreements. She represents employers and employees at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts. Ms. Alexander-Krom also has extensive experience representing multistate clients from various areas including the automotive, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, construction, and real estate industries.
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Following a two-day arbitration hearing before a FINRA panel in Boston, our client was awarded 100% of his bonus claim, $145,000.