MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Suffolk County

ShilepskywebMassachusetts Bar Association member Nancy S. Shilepsky of Sherin and Lodgen LLP has been appointed employee chair of the Outreach to International Lawyers Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section. Shilepsky previously held the role of employee co-chair of the Section’s International Committee. 
Shilepsky is a partner in the firm’s Employment Department and a leading influence in the world of executive advocacy, employment law and employment litigation. She is a champion of the interests of individuals and a trusted counselor to executives and professionals across a wide range of industries. Shilepsky has established an internationally recognized practice representing such clients in complex matters involving executive employment and compensation. She is also known for her pioneering work in wrongful termination and discrimination cases. Her work includes a high-profile sexual harassment case involving a First Amendment defense to workplace speech restrictions and a landmark case dealing with the eradication of race-based discrimination in compensation.


Suffolk CountyJames Pender Headshot

Morgan, Brown & Joy partner James M. Pender, an MBA member, was recently elected president of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees’ (MASC) Council of School Attorneys (COSA). Pender’s term as COSA president began on Jan. 21. 

Pender provides labor and employment law advice and litigates matters on behalf of public and private sector employers. Much of his practice involves providing legal advice and guidance to clients regarding both union and non-union personnel to help employers navigate the often complicated array of federal and state laws and regulations affecting employment. He represents a diverse client base, including municipalities, school committees, housing authorities, municipal light plants, state agencies, corporations, small privately held companies, and colleges and universities. Pender has significant labor law experience in collective bargaining and contract negotiation; grievances and arbitration; and representation of employers before the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies. 


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