Mintz today announced that Geri L. Haight has rejoined the firm in Boston as a Member in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, bringing with her a multifaceted practice focusing on employment litigation and counseling.
Ms. Haight’s work primarily involves litigation and counseling on federal, state and local labor and employment issues, including issues involving employee mobility and trade secret protection, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and leaves of absence. She regularly advises clients on developing workplace policies and procedures that are compliant with current and evolving laws and regulations, while also conducting workplace audits and trainings. In addition, Ms. Haight fervently defends her clients in employment-related proceedings and conducts workplace investigations.
“Having started her legal career at Mintz, Geri is deeply familiar with the firm’s collaborative culture and client service focus,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “She is both a highly respected labor and employment counsel and a formidable litigator. Her diverse experience and perspectives, and knowledge of a variety of industry sectors, including technology, consumer products, food & beverage, and retail, will be hugely valuable to the firm and, more importantly, our clients.”
Ms. Haight returned to Mintz after more than seven years as in-house counsel with Panera Bread, most recently as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In that role, she managed employment, litigation, intellectual property, commercial, contract, marketing and advertising, data security and privacy matters. She was previously Associate General Counsel and earlier the Director of Litigation and Intellectual Property at the company.