Laredo & Smith Adds John Fitzpatrick as an Associate

Laredo & Smith LLP is pleased to add attorney John Fitzpatrick to the firm’s litigation practice as an Associate. He joins a strong group of litigators counseling and defending the firm’s clients in a range of business litigation matters. John Fitzpatrick is a civil litigator who contributes to the firm’s work resolving disputes related to […]

Marc Laredo Co-Chairs Program on Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on Future Work

Marc Laredo is the co-chair of a timely Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Law Firm Reopening Plans and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Work.”  The conversation is being held in a roundtable style on February 24th at 4pm. Marc will help facilitate an important discussion on the immediate concerns and considerations firm […]

Can An Employee Be Fired For Rebutting A Negative Review? Maybe.

A new decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court has called into question the breadth and scope of an employee’s right to rebut negative information put into her personnel file by an employer. Under G.L. c. 149, §52C, if an employee disagrees with the employer regarding negative information being added to her employee file, the employee […]

Payal Salsburg Presents BBA Friday Fundamentals Webinar

Payal Salsburg presents a Boston Bar Association webinar on Friday, February 19th entitled, “Do’s and Don’ts of Depositions.” Payal and her co-presenter, Scott McConchie, will discuss taking and defending depositions, sharing valuable insight into preparing for depositions, effectively questioning deponents and objecting while defending a deposition. Panelists will provide time for Q&A. The program is […]

Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg present On-Demand White Collar Criminal Defense Program

Jessica Conklin, Senior Counsel at Laredo & Smith, moderates a conversation entitled, “Related Aspects of Prepping Trials in the Remote World” for the 2021 White Collar Crime Conference to be held virtually on February 4th 2021 by the Boston Bar Association. Partner Payal Salsburg will present as a speaker alongside Kathleen Shields, Senior Trial Counsel for […]

Jessica Conklin Appointed to White Collar Crime Conference Steering Committee

Jessica Conklin was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s Steering Committee for its annual White Collar Crime Conference. This conference is known for it’s top level speakers who are knowledgable practitioners and collaborators in this unique area of law. Annually, it draws members of the white-collar defense bar, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges and corporate […]

Payal Salsburg Presents BBA Webinar on Ethics

Payal Salsburg co-presents a webinar for the Boston Bar Association entitled, “Ethical Dilemmas and Considerations in Representing Impaired Clients.“ This program takes place on January 13, 2021 and is the first in a 3-part series focusing on an attorney’s legal and ethical duties when facing the prospect of representing a mentally impaired client. According to […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates Women’s Bar Association Panel

Payal Salsburg moderated a Women’s Bar Association panel entitled, “Best Practices for Conducting A Zoom Trial.”  She was joined by four distinguished panelists:  Hon. Elaine M. Buckley and Hon. Valerie A. Yarashus, both of the Massachusetts Superior Court as well as Kristyn Kelley of Peabody & Arnold and Holly Hinte of Lee & Rivers.  Together, […]

Jessica Conklin Publishes Boston Bar Journal Article on the Criminal Justice Reform Act

Laredo & Smith senior counsel attorney Jessica Conklin authored and published an article in the prestigious Boston Bar Journal covering the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act. The act made sweeping changes in the areas of bail, juvenile justice, diversion from prosecution, and reentry services and established a statutory right to medical parole for all eligible inmates. […]

Payal Salsburg Named Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

The firm warmly congratulates our Partner Payal Salsburg on her recent recognition as a “Top Women of Law” through Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  This recognition celebrates the achievements of exceptional women lawyers as pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models. Marc Laredo remarks, “We are very proud of Payal and all she does to be the best […]

Laredo & Smith Named to 2021 Edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Laredo & Smith is thrilled to be named to the 2021 Edition of U.S. News– Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the Metropolitan Tier 2 Boston for Commercial Litigation. The annual list recognizes professional excellence with consistently high ratings from clients and peers. The firm is also pleased to have 3 attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers this […]

Protecting Your Business’ Reputation on the Internet

As businesses and executives accelerate their transition to a primarily online environment, a greater need has arisen to monitor one’s online reputation. A recent opinion by the Massachusetts Appeals Court warns that one must act quickly when that reputation is wrongfully maligned. October 2020 Newsletter

Payal Salsburg honored as Essential Worker by Saint Elizabeth University

Payal Salsburg is honored as an Essential Worker by her alma mater Saint Elizabeth University for providing exemplary service through her professional life and volunteer efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. As the world continues to face the COVID-19 crisis, Saint Elizabeth University is recognizing all of the alumni, faculty, staff and students demonstrating the university’s core […]

Payal Salsburg Speaks at United Way Board Connection Event

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist for this year’s annual United Way’s Board Connection event. Held virtually in early October, all of the programming is focused on bringing together professionals who seek meaningful community leadership opportunities with local nonprofits. Payal is a panelist for, “Nonprofit Board Membership 101”  which takes place on Thursday, October 8th from […]

Jessica Conklin Named Senior Counsel to Firm

The firm proudly recognizes attorney Jessica Conklin‘s excellent legal work and client service through her recent elevation to Senior Counsel.  Jessica joined the firm in 2011 as an Associate and continues to develop her practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and school disciplinary hearings. Jessica has a specific expertise in working with students […]

Payal Salsburg and Matt Kane Present for BBA Webinar on Zoom Litigation

Payal Salsburg moderates and Matt Kane presents as a panelist for a first-of-its-kind webinar on Zoom litigation. Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, litigation-by-Zoom has become a reality. This panel includes a Superior Court judge and lawyers who have litigated-by-Zoom at hearings, appellate arguments, and trials. The panel will hold a frank discussion about what’s working and […]

Payal Salsburg to Present on Career Panel for BC Law

Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist for a Boston College Law program entitled, “Semester Kick-Off: Diverse Career Pathways.”  The panel features leading female attorneys who will share information about their work in solo practice, public interest, in-house, and law firms of all sizes. The program, co-sponsored by the Women’s Law Center and LAHANAS, takes place on Thursday, September 17th […]

Payal Salsburg Presents as Panelist on Practicing with Professionalism Program

Payal Salsburg presented as a panelist for a recent program, “Access to Justice, Pro Bono, Public Service and LAR.”  The session was part of the Practicing with Professionalism program provided for new attorneys in Massachusetts. The program was jointly sponsored by the Boston Bar, Massachusetts Bar and the Lynn Bar Associations and the panel includes […]

Payal Salsburg Participates in SABAGB’s Inaugural Mentorship Committee Office Hours

Among her other leadership activities with the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, firm partner Payal Salsburg offers mentoring to younger attorneys. As an active participant of the Mentorship Committee, Payal and her two SABAGB colleagues donate generously of their time to help law students and SABA mentees through both open office hours and […]

Laredo & Smith Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers In America

Three of Laredo & Smith’s partners are selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Matt Kane is selected for his work in Commercial Litigation again this year. Matt has been named annually since 2017, a true testament to his work in this area. Matt represents banks and other financial […]

Payal Salsburg Honored as a 2020 Top Women of Law

Partner Payal Salsburg is named a 2020 Top Women of Law honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. This recognition celebrates the achievements of exceptional women lawyers who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models. Each year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honors attorneys from across the spectrum of the legal profession, including private practice attorneys who have become […]

Payal Salsburg Moderates South Asian Bar Program on Job Hunting in a Pandemic

Laredo & Smith Partner, Payal Salsburg is moderating a July 29th virtual program entitled, “Job Hunting & e-Networking During a Pandemic.”  for the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. The interactive program features three law firm professionals who will share effective ways to navigate uncertainties surrounding finding a job and making meaningful connections with people […]

Jessica Conklin Elected to Board of Directors for the Center for Artistry and Scholarship

Attorney Jessica Conklin was recently elected to the board of directors for the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS), an organization whose mission it is to develop and support innovative leaders in education so that they may build more equitable, collaborative and creative communities. In her role, Jessica will work with other members of the […]

Payal Salsburg Presents to the Health Care Compliance Association

Partner, Payal Salsburg, will present to members of the Health Care Compliance Association. Her program is entitled:  “Q1-Q2 2020 Enforcement Trends and What They Mean For Your Company”. During the July 15th discussion, with her co-presenter, Payal will cover: Assessing compliance risk in light of recent enforcement trends and whether the trends apply to your organization […]

Understanding the New Regulations Governing Title IX for Colleges and Universities

On May 6, 2020, the United States Department of Education released new regulations governing the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational institutions. These regulations become effective on August 14, 2020. Although these regulations also govern the application of Title IX at elementary and secondary schools, this alert focuses on […]