Gary M. Feldman

phone: 617-589-3874
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PRACTICE & FOCUS AREA
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In the scope of his employment practice, Gary does it all. He advises companies, employers and employees on all aspects of employment-related issues. He also regularly litigates employment issues before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, federal and state trial courts, appellate courts and arbitration panels. Gary has extensive experience in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation matters. His approach to client service is simple: Stay involved, be responsive and keep your ego out of it.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
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  • Represented a multimedia company in obtaining a preliminary injunction against a former executive for breaches of fiduciary duty and non-competition agreement.
  • Represented the plaintiff-appellee at the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in obtaining affirmance of substantially all of the district court judgment in excess of $4 million in an employment retaliation case.
  • Won an appeal at the Supreme Judicial Court reversing a seven-figure handicap discrimination jury verdict and dismissal of the case against our employer-client.
  • Successfully defended a corporation and two of its employees in Norfolk Superior Court against a motion by competitor for a preliminary injunction for the alleged violation of a non-competition agreement.
  • Successfully represented a distinguished university tenured professor in arbitration proceeding concerning disciplinary action.
  • Prosecuted and defended numerous Federal and Superior Court actions involving employee non-compete agreements in a wide variety of industries, including high technology, employee staffing, manufacturing, banking, and wholesale produce brokerage.
  • Acted as lead trial counsel in a successful jury trial in the Business Litigation Session between shareholders of a close corporation involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder status, and wrongful termination.
  • Lead trial counsel in successfully defending an employer in establishing that obesity, absent a diagnosis of morbid obesity, is not a handicap under MA law. 
  • Represented numerous senior-level executives in negotiation and preparation of executive employment and compensation agreements in a variety of high technology and financial businesses.
REPORTED CASES
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CREDENTIALS
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Distinctions:

  • Selected Chambers USA Leading Lawyer 2013-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2018-2020
  • Peer Review AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest bestowed rating
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2018

Admitted: 

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 

Member:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
MORE THAN A LAWYER
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In his downtime, Gary enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends, and attending concerts (frequently with colleague Paul Feldman).

News & Insights
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Employment Law Issues in the Trump Era (0:23:29), speaker at 2018 Employment Law Seminar

Pay Equity (16:43), speaker at 2017 Employment Law Seminar

Marijuana and the Workplace (18:45), speaker at 2017 Employment Law Seminar

Marijuana in the Workplace: The Stakes are Getting Higher, authored article in New England In-House

Politics in the Workplace (25:48), speaker at 2016 Employment Law Seminar

Transgender Laws: What’s on the Horizon? (2:02), speaker at 2016 Employment Law Seminar

Human Resource Network Meeting, presenter at CCUA meeting

Medical Marijuana Update: What it Means for Employers (15:11), speaker at 2015 Employment Law Seminar

Parental Leave Act (11:57), speaker at 2015 Employment Law Seminar

Employment Policies, co-presenter for MCLE seminar

 2014 Employment Law Seminar (1:28:53), speaker at 2014 Employment Law Seminar

FMLA Update: What Every Employer Needs to Know (12:23), speaker at 2014 Employment Law Seminar

Sexual Harassment Investigations: Traps for the Unwary (12:53), speaker at 2014 Employment Law Seminar

Social Media: Current Issues Facing Employers (17:18), speaker at 2014 Employment Law Seminar

Wage Act Update: Danger! Danger!, speaker at 2014 Employment Law Seminar

Job Law: Case by case, a look at decisions and their impact, quoted in the Boston Business Journal

Pay Equity After ‘Goodyear’: Can Employers Afford to Relax?, authored article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Jumping the Gun on Weight Discrimination, authored article in The Boston Globe

Workplace Privacy, authored article in Human Resources 2006

Executive Compensation, speaker at Lorman Education Services seminar

How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Massachusetts, speaker at National Business Institute seminar

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