HOW WE LEAD

Hartley Michon Robb LLP is a leader in the field of Executive and Professional Advocacy and Employment Law.

SELECTED COMMITTEES

  • Jim served as the Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Boston Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.

  • Katherine served as Co-Chair of the Sexual Harassment Regulations Drafting Committee, a joint bar committee working on regulation reform with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

  • Katherine served as the past Chair of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Employment Law Curriculum Advisory Committee.

  • Barbara is a member of the Boston Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee.

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Kathy and Jim presented at Essex Partners on the new Massachusetts Non-Compete law.

  • Barbara presented at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and JAMS program entitled: How the New Non-Compete Laws Affect Your Clients.

  • Barbara moderated the BBA CLE Program entitled: Navigating the Federal Whistleblowing Statutes – Learn From the Experts.

  • Jim presented at the Massachusetts Bar Association, program entitled: Employment Contracts in Change of Control Transactions: Dos, Don’ts, Tricks and Traps.

  • Katherine presented at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, program entitled: Fortifying & Scrutinizing Employee Handbooks & Policies.

  • Barbara presented at the Massachusetts Bar Association, program entitled: Irreparable Harm: Enforcing and Escaping Employee Non-Competition Agreements.

  • Jim co-chaired and presented at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s program entitled: Representing the Corporate Executive in Employment Matters.

  • Patrick presented at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Employment Law Conference, program entitled: Developments in Trial Practice &New Procedural Rules: The New Electronic Discovery Rules, Rules on Voir Dire, and Other Notable Changes.

  • Katherine and Jim frequently present at Essex Partners on executive employment contracts.

  • Barbara presented to physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on employment contract negotiations.

  • Patrick presented at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Employment Law Conference, program entitled:  Whistleblowing and Retaliation; Claims that Continue to Create Exposure and Awards.

  • Barbara presented to the Boston Chapter of Ellevate Network at Suffolk Law School, program entitled: Executive Employment Contracts.

  • Katherine presented at the Boston Bar Association, program entitled: The 8th BBA Symposium on Employee Non-Compete Agreements/Trade Secrets.

  • Barbara presented at The Ellis Neighborhood Association on legal and employment matters related to women and their careers.

  • Katherine presented at the Massachusetts Bar Association on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

  • Katherine was a speaker on Employment and Labor Lawcast Radio Show.

  • Barbara presented at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Employment Law Conference, program entitled: A “Million” Ways to Prove and Defend Pretext.

  • Katherine co-chairs Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Employment Law Conference.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Patrick is an Editor of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Employment Law Handbook.

  • Katherine co-authors the commentary on decisions issued by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

  • Katherine wrote a chapter in the MCLE Employment Law Handbook; chapter entitled: Pregnancy Discrimination: A Plaintiff’s Perspective.

  • Barbara co-wrote a chapter in the Massachusetts Practice Manual, chapter entitled:  Introduction to Practice of Employment Law.

  • Jim and Katherine and others co-wrote an article for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Massachusetts, entitled:  Executive Employment: Selected Issues and Answers from the Perspective of the Executive’s Employment Lawyer.

RESOURCES

Negotiating Executive Severance: Five Factors for A Better Package

Co-authored by H. James Hartley

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Moving Beyond the Start-Up: Key Concerns of Founders During Transition

Co-authored by H. James Hartley

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Executive Employment Contracts: A Checklist of Possible Terms

By Barbara A. Robb

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You Lost Your Job, Now What?

By Katherine J. Michon

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Implied Contractual Obligations Under Employment Handbooks

By Barbara A. Robb

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