Barbara and her partners pioneered the firm’s nationally-ranked executive advocacy practice which focuses on the legal needs of executives, professionals and select businesses in sophisticated employment matters. Since 2014, Chambers USA has named Barbara as a Leader in the Field of Labor & Employment, Mainly Plaintiffs Representation. Clients further report that she is a “brilliant attorney” whose handling of sensitive situations “could not have been better.” Also in 2015, Barbara was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers who are selected based upon their superior litigation and ethical reputations. In addition, Barbara was selected again by her peers for inclusion in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a New England Super Lawyer since 2005.
Barbara represents clients in a wide range of employment and compensation matters, including employment and change-in-control agreements, executive compensation, deferred and equity compensation, confidentiality obligations, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, severance, retirement agreements, and buyouts of equity interests. She has successfully represented clients in complex, multi seven- and eight-figure matters. Her work includes claims for breach of contract, violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act, violations of the laws prohibiting discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, SOX, Dodd Frank and other whistleblower claims, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and violations of the laws requiring reasonable accommodations for disabilities.