"Duane Morris is thankful for its partnership and firm membership with the WBA. Over the years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to host WBA events that have provided meaningful networking opportunities for our attorneys, both women and men. Duane Morris has its own sophisticated women’s initiative that offers programming on a national level for our female associates and partners, with the goals of retention of our women lawyers and advancing them into the leadership pipeline. We view the local programming, networking and leadership opportunities at the WBA as an important addition to our national programming."
Michael R. Gottfried
Managing Partner Boston
Duane Morris LLP
This year, the gala will be on November 29 at the Marriott Copley. The event is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues, network, promote your business, and enjoy an evening with delicious food and beverages while also supporting leadership and business opportunities for women through the WBA.
The Becker case highlights the need for Massachusetts to carefully examine sentencing in rape and assault and battery cases. We want a system that treats people of all races equally, ensures that the wishes of rape survivors are considered, and holds criminals accountable for their crimes. However, our focus on a specific judge’s sentencing in one particular case is causing the legal community to miss the bigger picture.
The SJC held today that in the Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown, Lexus acted intentionally or with reckless disregard for Gyulakian's rights under the discrimination laws, that its actions were outrageous or egregious, and that an employer that is aware of workplace harassment and fails to remedy that harassment has committed a “knowing violation of the statute.”
BOSTON – On Monday, August 1, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed S.2119, An Act to Establish Pay Equity, into Massachusetts law. This historic signing celebrated the most comprehensive pay equity law in the United States.