Shana I. Kaplan
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Shana I. Kaplan is a seasoned lawyer who concentrates her practice in employment law and executive advocacy. She handles a wide range of matters, including executive employment contracts, enforceability of non-competition agreements, Wage Act violations, wrongful termination and commission disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, discrimination and sexual harassment claims. She has been listed by Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts Rising Star seven times.
Shana has litigated matters in federal and state court and has represented clients at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Recently, Shana appeared before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, successfully arguing an appeal on behalf of an employee in a case concerning an employer's obligation to pay post-termination severance benefits due under an employment contract. See EventMonitor v. Leness, SJC Docket No. 11-920.
Shana's experience includes coaching clients behind the scenes, negotiating on their behalf and counseling and representing them through all stages and in all aspects of the dispute resolution process.
Shana was employed by Hartley Michon Robb several years ago as an associate. Prior to re-joining the firm, she practiced as an attorney at Posternak Blankstein and Lund, LLP in the litigation and employment departments. Immediately after law school, Shana clerked for Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Following her clerkship, she was an associate at Perkins, Smith and Cohen, LLP in the litigation department.
Shana graduated with her B.A. in Government from Cornell University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law where she received the William L. & Lillian Berger Achievement Prize for excellence in academic achievement. While in law school, Shana served as a member of the Boston University Law Review, during which time she authored From A to Z: Analysis of Massachusetts' Approach to the Enforceablity of Cryopreserved Pre-Embryo Dispositional Agreements, 81 B.U.L. Rev. 1093 (Dec. 2001).
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