“Lots of lawyers know — or can find out — what the law is. So what differentiates us? We understand that each client has different needs based on its business and culture. We’re laser focused on applying our knowledge, judgment, and experience to provide practical solutions that work in each client’s particular environment.”
David Barmak

Employment, Labor & Benefits

Employment relationships are among the most regulated in the nation, and ensuring compliance with the many laws and regulations impacting the workplace can be quite challenging. Mintz Levin can help you navigate through this complex legal environment, delivering practical advice and counsel to enable you to make smart decisions and minimize risks.

Our broad-based experience with employment matters makes our legal team an exceptional resource to assist our clients in dealing with employment questions, conflicts, and issues that arise throughout the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination. Whether you need to address a medical leave issue before it becomes a major problem, respond to a harassment complaint, or implement proactive measures to prevent future wage-payment mistakes, we will work closely with your management and HR teams to plan a successful strategy, implement best practices, and avoid costly landmines.

Quick Facts

  • 30+ dedicated attorneys
  • Nationwide practice
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal employment law and regulations
  • Alternative fee arrangements
    • Fixed fees
    • Project-based fees

Areas of Focus

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Discrimination
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment agreements
  • Furloughs
  • Harassment
  • Interviewing and hiring
  • Investigations (internal and government agency)
  • Job applications, including Fair Credit Reporting Act requirements
  • Layoffs
  • Leaves (family and medical, ADA, and other)
  • Noncompete and trade secret protections
  • Personnel policies
  • Separation agreements
  • Terminations (individual and group)
  • Training programs (manager, “train the trainer,” and employee)
  • Wage and hour regulations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA
    • Attorneys ranked nationally and in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, DC, and in Labor and Employment, and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers
    • Practice ranked nationally and in Boston and New York
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Attorneys listed for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Super Lawyers
    • Attorneys listed in Massachusetts, New York, San Diego, and Washington, DC
  • Lexis-Nexis
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New York (212) 692-6866
David Barmak

David Barmak


Washington, DC (202) 585-3507
New York (212) 692-6742
Boston (617) 348-3057
New York (212) 692-6741
Robert I. Bodian

Robert I. Bodian

Managing Member

New York (212) 692-6726
Boston (617) 348-1800
Jessica W. Catlow

Jessica W. Catlow


New York (212) 692-6843
Bret A. Cohen

Bret A. Cohen


Boston (617) 348-3089
Washington, DC (202) 585-3509
Jillian M. Collins

Jillian M. Collins


Boston (617) 348-4917
Boston (617) 348-1627
San Diego (858) 314-1502
Angel Feng

Angel Feng


Boston 617-348-1866
Ann M. Fievet

Ann M. Fievet


Boston 617-348-3070
Robert M. Gault

Robert M. Gault

Member Emeritus

Boston (617) 348-1643
Amy George

Amy George

ELB & Health Law Practice Manager

Boston (617) 348-4952
Boston (617) 348-3025
David M. Katz

David M. Katz


New York (212) 692-6844
New York (212) 692-6743
Boston (617) 348-1683
Patricia A. Moran

Patricia A. Moran

Of Counsel

Boston (617) 348-3085
Boston (617) 348-1620
George M. Patterson

George M. Patterson

Staff Attorney

New York 212-692-6847
Maura M. Pelham

Maura M. Pelham

Contract Attorney

Boston (617) 348-1851
Gauri P. Punjabi

Gauri P. Punjabi


Boston 617-348-1760
San Diego (858) 314-1550
New York (212) 692-6766
Stamford (203) 388-8464
Boston (617) 348-3077
Robert Sheridan

Robert Sheridan


Boston (617) 348-4466
Boston (617) 348-1746
Tyrone P. Thomas

Tyrone P. Thomas

Of Counsel

Washington, DC (202) 434-7374
San Diego (858) 314-1522
Los Angeles (310) 586-3200

Representative Clients

  • Adecco USA
  • Aegis Defense Services, LLC
  • Alphatec Spine, Inc.
  • AYS Staffing
  • Bartlett Nuclear, Inc.
  • Bernard Spitzer
  • BioHorizons
  • Bostonian Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency Company
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • CAST Software
  • Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
  • Coworx Staffing Services
  • DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
  • H.B. Day Co., Inc.
  • Informa USA, Inc.
  • Nestlé Waters North America
  • NTT Data, Inc.
  • Panera Bread
  • Partners Benefit Group
  • Robert Half International
  • The Moinian Group
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers