MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

Suffolk County 

McCownMassachusetts Bar Association member Keith H. McCown of Boston labor and employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Cushing-Gavin Award for exemplary service to labor management efforts in Massachusetts. McCown will be honored virtually at the 55th Annual Cushing-Gavin Award Reception on Dec. 3.

McCown has been involved with employment and labor law since his first professional job in 1975 at the National Labor Relations Board. He handles collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, unfair labor practice proceedings, labor litigation, representation elections and election campaigns. He also advises and defends employers in virtually every type of employment law issue, including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, Family and Medical Leave Act, and disability and accommodation claims.

The Cushing-Gavin Awards are presented annually by The Boston Labor Guild to union officials, management representatives, union or management-side attorneys, neutrals in the field, and other individuals involved in labor relations who have demonstrated the highest standards of moral integrity, professional competence and concern for their community.


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