Payal Salsburg Honored as the Recipient of Annual Community Service Award From Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts

We proudly share that our Partner, Payal Salsburg, is the 2022 recipient of the annual Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts’ Community Service Award. This honor is presented at AALAM’s annual banquet taking place on June 6, 2022. This award recognizes an individual who tirelessly supports the community at large. A very deserving individual, Payal’s advocacy is nothing short of extraordinary.

About Payal Salsburg
Payal Salsburg is an attorney focusing her law practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white-collar criminal defense. She represents corporations, small businesses, and individuals in connection with an array of matters including contract and business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and government and internal investigations. She also routinely advises closely held businesses on corporate and employment matters.

Payal also provides pro bono legal support to those in need. To name just a few instances, Payal participates in several successful CORI-sealing petitions and petitions for asylum. Her pro bono work also includes an appeal for an inmate on Florida’s death row, litigation, and appeal assistance for a not-for-profit foundation, and invoking Hague Convention protection to return a child wrongfully removed from the United States by a parent. She is also assigned counsel for criminal matters at the Boston Municipal Court (Central).

Outside of her work as a lawyer, Payal volunteers many hours at the Saint Francis House Day Shelter, Ricesticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is recognized for her volunteerism by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award several years in a row.

About AALAM

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts is a non-partisan, non-profit organization devoted to serving the Asian American legal community and improving and facilitating the administration of law and justice. Founded in 1984 by a small group of Asian-American lawyers, AALAM has now grown to a network of over 250 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students in Massachusetts and New England.

About Laredo & Smith

Based in Boston, Laredo & Smith helps clients grow their businesses and resolve legal matters. The firm’s attorneys successfully combine a strategic approach to running a business with thoughtful, thorough, and protective legal representation. The firm represents clients in matters related to business law and litigation, criminal and governmental investigations, employment law, and school disciplinary and Title IX.

Payal Salsburg Presents as Panelist on Building Legal Networks

Payal Salsburg shares her experience in a recent Boston Bar Association webinar entitled, “Building and Maintaining Your Legal Network While Working Remotely/Hybrid.” Payal and her co-presenters discussed building and maintaining a network in the legal community while working remotely or in a hybrid setting.

Jessica Conklin Moderates Beyond Email: Fact Development in the Digital Age

Jessica Conklin is moderating a Boston Bar Association webinar entitled: “Beyond Email: Fact Development in the Digital Age.” Jessica is joined by attorneys in private practice as well as lawyers from the US Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. She will engage the panelists in a conversation that explores the newest areas of electronic discovery. Some areas the group will explore include social media accounts, wearables, and cell phone data. This program is sponsored by the BBA’s White-Collar Crime Section and takes place on April 12th from 12-1pm.

Jessica Conklin Appointed to White Collar Crime Conference Advisory Committee

Jessica Conklin was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2022 Advisory Committee for its annual White Collar Crime Conference. Known for it’s top level speakers who are knowledgable practitioners and collaborators in this unique area of law, the event draws members of the white-collar defense bar, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges and corporate professionals. These professionals come together for the most up-to-date guidance, education and analysis of recent cases and best practices. For more information or to register, please visit the BBA’s conference website.

Marc Laredo Authors Massachusetts Law Review Case Comment

Marc Laredo authored a case comment entitled The Applicability of Chapter 93A to Intra-enterprise Disputes in the Wake of Governo Law Firm LLC v. Bergeron- Where Do We Go From Here?. that appeared in the  February 2022 edition of the Massachusetts Law Review.  In the comment, Marc discusses the Supreme Judicial Court’s 2021 opinion in Governo Law Firm LLC v. Bergeron, which potentially expands the applicability of chapter 93A (the Massachusetts unfair trade practices statute) to certain intra-enterprise disputes. Marc provides a brief history of chapter 93A, explaining how the courts, in a series of cases, had previously held that chapter 93A did not apply to employer-employee, shareholder, and other internal disputes before analyzing the Governo ruling and its implications for future disputes. Please read Marc’s case comment: Mass Law Review February 2022

Jessica Conklin Achieves ATIXA Certification for Title IX Hearing Advisors

Jessica Conklin completed the ATIXA certification program for Title IX Hearing Advisors. ATIXA is an independent not-for-profit corporation that serves as a professional association for school and college Title IX coordinators, investigators, and administrators that explores best practices, establishes industry standards, shares resources and advanced the worthy goal of gender equity in education.ATIXA Title IX Hearing Advisor Certification This ATIXA certification establishes the important understanding of Title IX resolution procedures.

Jessica’s experience includes establishing expectations surrounding both investigations and hearings, uncovering bias and conflict of interest concerns surrounding allegations of Title IX, as well as the full scope of cross-examinations and appropriate interactions with the hearing chair during this tenuous scenario.

Payal Salsburg Presents on BBA Virtual CLE Program

Payal Salsburg will present a virtual CLE program with the Boston Bar Association entitled “Common Pitfalls of a Senior Associate: Ethics and Conflicts Refresher.” Payal and two co-presenters will discuss how staying up to date on ethical issues is critical to professional advancement in the legal profession.  A practical refresher course on ethics and conflicts, senior associates will learn how to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences. The panelists will also cover topics such as confidentiality, privilege, client communication and conflicts of interest among others.

The panel will take place on February 2nd at 1:00pm and will be held virtually by Zoom.

Payal Salsburg Speaks on Chapter 93A Claims Webinar Panel

Partner, Payal Salsburg, is a panelist for a Boston Bar Association’s webinar entitled “Chapter 93A Claims– Mastery of Critical Issues” on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at noon.  In this interactive zoom discussion, the panelists will cover the full range of Chapter 93A claims in both the business and consumer context. The discussion will discuss how Chapter 93A claims involve powerful remedies and a relatively broad scope of potentially cognizable misconduct. Listen to leading 93A attorneys as they unpack the critical issues surrounding Chapter 93A while focusing largely on claims in the commercial environment.  This program is sponsored by the BBA’s Business and Commercial Litigation section.

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Make Boston Magazine’s Inaugural Top Lawyers List

The firm is pleased to be well represented in the Boston magazine’s inaugural Top Lawyers list. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Payal Salsburg, Brendan Cox and Jessica Conklin are all named to the 2021 list.

The firm’s attorneys were listed in the following categories:

Boston magazine, in partnership with DataJoe Research, invited lawyers representing the publication’s readership area to nominate up to 3 of their peers in a select number of law specialty areas. The top vote-getters were reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for credentials and the high number of votes they received.

Laredo & Smith Named to U.S. News’ Best Lawyers Best Law Firms List

Laredo & Smith, LLP is pleased to be named a regional Tier 1 firm in Massachusetts for Commercial Litigation and Tier 2 Employment Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2022.

Firms included in the 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.