MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

Suffolk County

Jeffrey Collins HeadshotMorgan, Brown & Joy counsel Jeffrey T. Collins, a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section Council, served as a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s (NITA) program, “Building Trial Skills: Boston,” from Dec. 5 to 9. For the fifth year, Collins, alongside fellow faculty members, provided expert insights and personalized coaching on trial advocacy skills to attendees during the program’s educational mock jury trials.
Collins is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator who represents management in all aspects of employment law, including advice, counseling and litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. His practice involves working closely with clients to provide practical advice on hiring, discipline, termination, personnel policies, discrimination, retaliation, leave, contract disputes, and wage and hour compliance. Collins has also taught litigation and trial advocacy for years at the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute.


Suffolk CountyManousos

Morgan, Brown & Joy partner and MBA member Gregory A. Manousos presented at the Association of Independent Schools in New England workshop, “Build an Inclusive Hiring Practice at Your School,” on Dec. 8. Manousos led the 30-minute session, “Legal Lens: What You Can and Can’t Say,” and provided insight into how education employers can ensure they are compliant with state and federal laws during the hiring process and avoid legal risks.
Manousos is a litigator and counselor to colleges, universities, independent schools,  businesses, nonprofit organizations, and retailers. He helps clients navigate discrimination and harassment claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, denial of tenure claims, wage and hour disputes, and litigation involving noncompetition agreements. He also works with colleges, universities and independent schools in handling sensitive and complex litigation involving students, including cases involving sexual misconduct, other behavioral issues and academic matters.


The Massachusetts Bar Association accepts MBA member-submitted announcements for publication in eJournal. Get further connected with fellow MBA members by sharing your noteworthy professional and personal accomplishments. There is no cost to participate.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send a blurb of 75 words or less to Please include your name, firm/place of work, and the town and county where you work. Photo submissions are also welcome (hi-res, 300 dpi or larger, photos).

Announcements accepted for consideration include individual professional accomplishments (new jobs, promotions, recent accomplishments or awards*, etc.) and personal news (weddings, engagements, birth announcements, and other notable outside-of-work accomplishments). 

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