MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Suffolk County

devon-friedfertig (uncropped)Massachusetts Bar Association member Devon J. Friedfertig has joined Todd & Weld LLP as an associate and will concentrate his practice on commercial litigation and employment law.

Friedfertig represents clients through all stages of litigation and arbitration proceedings, including pleadings, discovery, substantive motions, settlement negotiations, and court appearances for trial. Prior to joining Todd & Weld, he practiced at a Boston law firm with a concentration on employment law, construction litigation, and professional malpractice matters.

During law school, he was a judicial law clerk for administrative law judges of the U.S. Department of Labor and was a legal intern in the city of Boston's Office of Labor Relations.

Friedfertig obtained his law degree in 2021 from Northeastern University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2017.


Suffolk County

Morgan, Brown & Joy partner and MBA memberJaclyn Kugell Jaclyn L. Kugell presented on the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) webinar, “DC Briefing: Review of the Supreme Court Term,” on July 12. Kugell, along with fellow members of the ELA DC Perspectives Group, addressed how recent Supreme Court rulings will affect the workplace and the employment law landscape.

Kugell is an established employment lawyer who counsels business owners and management through virtually every scenario surrounding the employer-employee relationship. As chair of Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Management Committee, she brings strong leadership skills to clients, helping them to make important business decisions and manage their operations efficiently while minimizing risks. Her practice encompasses daily employment counseling, training, employment litigation, collective bargaining and labor arbitration.


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