Jessica Conklin Speaks on Boston Bar Association Panel

Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for a recent Boston Bar Association virtual program entitled, “Your Path to Success– Finding Your Career Path at the BBA Career Fair and Beyond.” Jessica and her panelists helped students to prepare for participating for the BBA’s inaugural Career Fair taking place on Thursday, October 20 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at District Hall in the Boston Seaport District. The Career Fair provides a space for roughly 150 law students from the BBA’s five partner law schools—in particular, students of color and from historically underrepresented backgrounds—to meet with hiring representatives from small and mid-sized law firms in Boston with practices spanning multiple specialties and industries, including both litigation and transactional practices, outside the traditional OCI process.

Darshana Indira Joins Laredo & Smith

Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the firm has added Darshana Indira as a Senior Associate to the firm. Darshana is an employment and business lawyer advising company owners, organizational leadership and c-suite executives in a broad range of employment and commercial litigation matters. In her employment practice, Darshana handles both transactional and litigation matters spanning issues related to the complex employer-employee relationship. With an ability to quickly understand client needs and industries, Darshana’s work spans many sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare, and retail.

Firm Managing Partner, Marc Laredo states, “Darshana is an excellent addition to our team. She has critical trial experience, including the full range of litigation preparation, discovery, depositions and smart case analysis.”

Mark Smith Moderates Suffolk DA Candidates Forum

Mark Smith moderates a Boston Bar Association Suffolk DA Candidates Forum on August 11th.  The forum presents an opportunity to hear Richard Arroyo (Boston District 5 City Councilor Candidate) and Kevin Hayden (Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate) on important matters to the bar. It is also a great chance to gain a deeper understanding of their positions on a variety of issues prior to this fall’s election. This event is sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of the BBA. For more information, or to attend, please visit the BBA’s website.

The Business of Litigation Session Orders the Return of an Inadvertently Disclosed Draft Letter

Marc Laredo and Matthew Kane co-authored a Boston Bar Journal article published by the Boston Bar Association.  Entitled: “The Business Litigation Session Orders the Return of an Inadvertently Disclosed Draft Letter,” it discusses the recent ruling regarding what happens when an attorney inadvertently discloses a privileged document to the opposing side. Read the full article. 

 

Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s Before Terminating an Employee

Employers in Massachusetts should be aware of a recent case out of the Supreme Judicial Court that cautions employers to ensure that before terminating any employee, full payment is made for all unpaid wages on or before the date of termination. A failure to do so may subject the employer to multiple damages under the Massachusetts Wage Act.

June 2022 Newsletter

Payal Salsburg Co-Authors Boston Bar Journal Article on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Payal Salsburg published a recent Boston Bar Journal article entitled, “Reflections on Efforts at Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Profession.”  Payal teams up to co-author the article with Darshana Indira, a fellow Board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB).  Payal and Darshana discuss the many ways that SABA GB encourages and furthers inclusivity in the legal profession by hosting programs and events aimed at professional networking and development, legal scholarship and education, and advocacy and community involvement. Teaming up with affinity bars, the organizations combine strengths, talents, and resources to promote the advancement diverse members of the legal community.  Read more from Payal and Darshana on the wonderful efforts happening on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Mark Smith Presents BBA Webinar on Resolving Parallel Investigations

Mark Smith presents as a panelist in a Boston Bar Association program entitled “Resolving Parallel Investigations” on June 8th at 1230 pm. Mark and his co-presenters discuss parallel criminal and SEC investigations, with an emphasis on resolving cases in front of both the USAO and SEC.  The panel includes lawyers in private practice, as well as lawyers from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorneys Office. They will cover the remedies both agencies pursue, including overlap and any divergence between them.  This program is sponsored by the BBA’s White-Collar Crime Section.

Payal Salsburg Facilitates a Women’s Day of Conversation

Payal Salsburg facilitated the Women’s Bar Association’s “Women’s Day of Conversation.” This annual event builds ally-ship among women with the goal of tearing down barriers. Using the “This Talk Isn’t Cheap” toolkit, Payal and her co-facilitator guided meaningful conversations from various racial and ethnic backgrounds about equity within the profession and workplace.

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.