Gauri Punjabi, an attorney in the Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been named to the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Beacon Award Selection Committee.
Established in 2010, the 2015 Beacon Award honors institutions or individuals who have had an exceptional impact in advancing diversity and inclusion in one or more of the following areas: legal scholarship, recruitment and retention practices, pro bono, community service, legal advocacy, and legislative advocacy. The award recipient must either be located in Massachusetts or have had a significant impact in Massachusetts.
One of seven attorneys selected for the committee, Ms. Punjabi and the other committee members will review the award nominations and select the recipient of the 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.
Ms. Punjabi’s legal practice covers the full scope of labor and employment law issues and encompasses a wide range of industries, including health care, media, technology, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to representing clients in litigation involving employment discrimination claims, non-compete and trade secret actions, and employment contracts, she regularly counsels clients on employee terminations, wage and hour, and other employment issues. She has provided training to clients’ management and staff on employment laws and diversity in the workplace. Ms. Punjabi is the immediate past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston.