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 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 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. 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 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.
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.
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:
- Criminal Defense/White Collar Crime: Mark Smith and Jessica Conklin
- Civil Litigation Defense: Marc Laredo & Payal Salsburg
- Criminal Defense: Brendan Cox
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, 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.
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce that many of the firm’s attorneys are named to Super Lawyers for 2021. Marc Laredo, Mark Smith, Matt Kane, Payal Salsburg, Jessica Conklin and Brendan Cox are all named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list in the following categories:
- Marc Laredo is recognized for Business Litigation and Closely-Held Business
- Mark Smith is recognized for Business Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar Crime
- Matt Kane is recognized for Business Litigation, Banking, Appellate and General Litigation
- Payal Salsburg is recognized for Business Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Jessica Conklin in recognized for White Collar Crime, Schools and Education and Business Litigation
Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.
Partner Payal Salsburg is serving as the Boston Bar Association’s 2021-2022 Business & Commercial Litigation Section Co-Chair. This committee provides members of the BBA a place to discuss the area of practice and learn more about their shared interest in business and commercial litigation. Payal and her co-chair will provide leadership and educational programming to this group of attorneys to further their learning across a wide range of relevant topic areas.
Marc Laredo authored a case comment for the Massachusetts Law Review’s August 2021 issue. The comment is entitled, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine in the Context of an Internal Investigation: Attorney General v Facebook, Inc., 487 Mass.109 (2021).”
In this comment, Marc covers when the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine allows an entity to shield information gathered in the course of the entity’s attorney-led internal investigations from discovery. The comment discusses the underlying facts and procedural history of the case, presents an overview of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, reviews and analyzes the decision, and examines its practical implications for practitioners.
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