Working with management has been my passion. The preventive work I have done, especially the supervisory training sessions, has been the most rewarding. As an educator by trade, I have enjoyed creating engaging and practical, hands-on management workshops to arm supervisors with the right information to make the right decisions and thereby reduce the risk of legal claims for their companies. I firmly believe that it is much better to try to avoid problems before they arise rather than trying to fix them after they've arisen.
As published by MA Lawyers Weekly - Congratulations Rosemary!
Rosemary's legal career in management-side labor and employment law spanned more than thirty years. Until her retirement in 2015, Rosemary was the head of the law firm’s Training Programs. Over the course of her employment with the firm, Rosemary's wealth of experience included representing innumerable employers before various tribunals, including federal and state courts and agencies, in all matters pertaining to employment law. Rosemary handled nearly two dozen trials to verdict, represented clients during several arbitrations, and conducted numerous seminars and training sessions for supervisory personnel and human resources managers dealing with a plethora of subjects germane to the employment relationship.
In 2013, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recognized Rosemary as a Top Woman of Law. Rosemary has authored numerous articles on employment-related topics and previously served as Associate Editor of the MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWSLETTER. She also served as an adjunct law professor teaching labor and employment law courses in an advanced Masters of Law (LLM) degree program in Closely Held Business Law at Western New England University School of Law.
Rosemary began her career in labor and employment law as Staff Counsel for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). In that role, Rosemary reviewed preliminary findings submitted by the MCAD investigators; wrote orders and decisions as assigned by the Commissioners; tried cases; scheduled hearings before the MCAD; and conducted training sessions and seminars. After three years with the MCAD, Rosemary entered private practice where she has exclusively concentrated her practice in the area of management-side labor and employment law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she spent several years in the field of education.
Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York; an MS (Elem. Ed.) from the College of St. Rose, Albany, New York; an Ed. D. (Reading/Language Arts) from the State University of New York at Albany, New York, and a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts.