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 […]

Jessica Conklin Moderates White Collar Crime Conference Program

Jessica Conklin is moderating a panel for the Boston Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Conference on Thursday, May 5th at the Aloft Hotel in Boston. She is joined by leaders in the industry from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Criminal Bureau of the MA Office of the Attorney General, and White Collar Crime attorneys to discuss […]

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.

Payal Salsburg Presents Webinar on Networking in a Remote/Hybrid Environment

Payal Salsburg co-presents a Boston Bar Association webinar entitled, “Maintaining Your Legal Network While Working Remotely/Hybrid.”  Networking is more important than ever now that professionals are scattered across the remote/hybrid work setting. Listen in on a lively conversation between senior attorneys and an experienced marketing professional. Together, they will offer solutions and tips for navigating this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. This ATIXA […]

Employers Cannot Terminate Employees Merely For Filing a Rebuttal in Their Personnel File

Early last year, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a controversial ruling that an employer could terminate an at-will employee for exercising the right to file a rebuttal in their personnel file. Employers should be aware that the Supreme Judicial Court has since reversed that ruling in Terence Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc., protecting the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Criminal Defense/White Collar Crime:  Mark Smith and Jessica Conklin Civil Litigation Defense: Marc […]

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 […]

Domestic Violence Leave Statute Allows Time Off for Brand New Employees

Employers should be aware of a new decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that defines two key concepts concerning the Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act (aka “DVLA” or the “Act”). The Act prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees who take time off to address issues arising from domestic violence or abuse. […]

Laredo & Smith Attorneys Named to Annual Super Lawyers Listing in Massachusetts

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 […]

Payal Salsburg Named Co-Chair of BBA Litigation Section

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 […]

Marc Laredo Authors Case Comment in Massachusetts Law Review

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 […]

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2022 Edition Best Lawyers In America

Three Laredo & Smith’s partners Matt Kane, Marc Laredo and Mark Smith are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Senior Counsel Jessica Conklin is named to the Best Lawyers: One to Watch© list. Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year, an area […]

Can Employee Actions Trigger Unexpected Liabilities?

Employer-employee relationships can be complicated, and sometimes strained relationships become liabilities that trigger lawsuits. This was certainly the scenario spurring a recent case, Governo Law Firm LLC v. Kendra Ann Bergeron & others. A group of employee attorneys from Governo Law Firm (“Governo”) stole firm-owned databases while still employed by the firm. They used those […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Business Litigation Session Year In Review Program

Payal Salsburg co-moderates an upcoming program for the Business Litigation Session of the Suffolk Superior Court, or BLS. The BLS provides a dedicated forum for business and commercial cases in Massachusetts and its’ justices will review major developments over the last year, including significant business litigation trends, case decisions, COVID impacts on court processes, and […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Virtual Courtroom Series Program for Women’s Bar Association

Payal Salsburg is moderating a Women In the Courtroom Committee Virtual Courtroom Series program entitled, “Perspective of the Juror” on Wednesday, June 30th at 530pm via zoom. The panelists include women attorneys Lisa Wood of Foley Hoag and Victoria Mair of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC.  They will examine remote proceedings in the courtroom from […]

Payal Salsburg Speaks on Technology Continuity for Post-Pandemic Legal Proceedings

Payal Salsburg joins an upcoming Boston Bar Association virtual panel discussion entitled: “Restrictions are Loosening. What Will Your Depositions, Arbitrations and Trials Look Like?” on Thursday, June 10th from 1-2pm. Payal joins Judge Maynard M. Kirpalani of the Norfolk County Superior Court, as well as O’Brien & Levine’s Deb Curran and Kenny Zais for this […]

Payal Salsburg Recognized for Advocacy

It is heartwarming to read Boston CASA’s recent coverage highlighting our partner Payal Salsburg and her tireless work as a volunteer. They most specifically call out her work and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Payal also gives her time as a Board Member of CASA, an independent nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteer child […]

Matthew Kane Publishes Massachusetts Law Review Case Comment About Anti-Raiding Provisions

Partner Matthew Kane authored a case comment in the Massachusetts Law Review. The article is entitled Civil Law: SJC Contextualizes Anti-Raiding Provisions Automile Holdings LLC v. McGovern, 483 Mass. 797 (2020).  In this article, Matt outlines useful guidance with respect to two areas of uncertainty under Massachusetts Law: 1.) whether and under what circumstances restrictive covenants […]

Payal Salsburg Presents as a Panelist for a Joint Program for Young Lawyers

Partner Payal Salsburg is a panelist on a program presented to young lawyers covering the practice nuances in the state and federal courts. The program is entitled: “Finding Opportunities for Young Lawyers in State and Federal Court.” The panelists will talk about how young lawyers may find opportunities to participate in hearings and trials and what […]