MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022

Verma elected vice president of ACLU

Charu Verma
, who has been co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council since 2017, was elected National Vice President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). An attorney in the Malden office of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), Verma has served on the ACLU Massachusetts Board of Directors since 2013 and on the National Board of Directors since 2016. She was elected to the ACLUM’s Executive Committee in 2015, and the ACLU National Executive Committee in 2019.


Suffolk County

Damien DiGiovanni HeadshotMassachusetts Bar Association member Damien DiGiovanni, a partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy in Boston, served as a moderator on the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) OnDemand Webinar, “Trending Now: Work from Anywhere.” DiGiovanni, along with fellow employment law practitioners, discussed how employers can lawfully accommodate employees who want to relocate to other countries.

DiGiovanni represents public and private sector clients in various industries, including higher education, transportation, retail, public utilities, municipalities and health care, both in Massachusetts and across the country. His labor law practice includes day-to-day counseling to clients regarding contract administration and compliance with various state and federal labor laws; and representing employers in collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations, and state and federal courts.


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