Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side labor and employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our practice at Morgan, Brown & Joy. A commitment to diverse experiences and perspectives informs our approach to advising clients, as well as to the hiring and management of our own team. We believe strongly in the value of diversity and of cultivating a sense of belonging for all. We look forward to advancing this mission by joining the Women’s Bar Association, and helping to develop women lawyers for leadership and career growth opportunities.”

-        Jaclyn L. Kugell,  Managing Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy

Our firm’s commitment to diversity and empathy is powered by our Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) program. This committee’s mission is to identify critical community partnerships, sponsorships, and activities that prioritize belonging. We are proud of how the DICE team leads activities that contribute to our strong culture of inclusion, such as:

  • Strong encouragement and incentives for lawyers to undertake pro bono work that supports diversity, inclusion and community engagement – including credit towards billable hours expectations for volunteer work on DICE-related activities. 
  • Our participation in the ABA’s “21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge” and “21-Day LGBTQ+ Equity Habit Building Challenge.” In both events, over the course of 21 consecutive days, the firm’s staff and lawyers read, listened and watched content aimed at increasing awareness. 
  • Firm-wide volunteer events focused on diversity, inclusion and community engagement. 
  • An internal two-day DEI training program to be sure everyone in our organization understands that diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority of the organization. 

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys also proudly participate and support a wide range of professional activities that support diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities and the broad field of law. Some of those events, activities and organizations include:

  • Diversity Law Institute
  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders
  • Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

·       Jewish Alliance of Law and Social Action (JALSA), Board Member

  • Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  • The Boston Bar Association DEI Career Fair
  • The Boston Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Section
  • The Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program
  • The Boston Lawyers Group (, whose mission is to support the efforts of its member organizations to identify, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.   
  • The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (, which is made up of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, working to build a more open and diverse legal profession.  
  • The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
  • The Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys Association
  • The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  • The Northeast Region Fair Housing & Civil Rights Conference
  • The Northeastern University School of Law Women in Law Conference
  • The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
  • The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts 

We devote significant time and energy to recruit and retain a diverse team of staff and lawyers. We proudly support (financially and otherwise) our lawyers’ desire to participate and assume leadership roles in affinity bar associations, host events at the firm, speak, and train people on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We utilize both formal and informal networks of Boston attorneys and local law schools to recruit diverse associates to the firm. We also meet and hire individuals through the Boston Lawyers Group Annual Diversity Job Fair.

Across all of our firm’s employment processes, we base our decisions on each individual’s capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy/pregnancy related conditions, active military or veteran status, genetics, or any other protected characteristic. 

In 2023, Morgan Brown & Joy celebrated its 100th anniversary. For a century, the firm has guided employers through the ever-changing employment and labor law landscape, and partnered with organizations of all sizes to reduce risk and protect important interests.

“We are proud of the firm’s history and honored to have earned the trust and confidence of clients and friends who have made it possible to celebrate this milestone,” said Firm Managing Partner Jaclyn L. Kugell. “We are excited about the future and look forward to working with clients to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next 100 years.”