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SHPC Recognized For Unparalleled Client Relationships In BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017

BTI has recognized Schwartz Hannum PC in its Industry Power Rankings 2017: Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries report. Ranked in the top 10% on both the Honor Roll of Core Firms and Honor Roll of Recommended Firms in the chemicals industry, Schwartz Hannum PC is thrilled to have received this distinction.

The report stems from more than 950 in-depth telephone interviews with the highest-ranking legal decision makers at organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue. It is based solely on direct, unprompted feedback about the client/law firm relationship. Founded in 1989, BTI is the leading provider of strategic research to the legal community—performing more client and market research about law firms than virtually anyone.

Explore the ranking methodology on the BTI website.

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Jaimeson E. Porter Joins Schwartz Hannum PC

Jaimeson E Porter

Schwartz Hannum PC is thrilled to announce that Jaimeson E. Porter has joined the Firm's Labor and Employment practice group.

Jaimeson provides counsel and representation to businesses and independent schools in litigation and other aspects of the employer-employee relationship.




Jaimeson routinely handles:

  • wage and hour issues;
  • claims of discrimination;
  • accommodation requests;
  • complex internal investigations;
  • handbook issues;
  • employee discipline issues;
  • severance agreements;
  • employment agreements; and
  • FMLA and other leave matters.


She counsels clients to identify and mitigate future risks of litigation, and she represents employers before state and federal courts, the MCAD and EEOC, and at mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Jaimeson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. She is a member of the Women's Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Association.

Before joining Schwartz Hannum PC, Jaimeson was an associate at Kenney & Sams, P.C. in Boston, MA.

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Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Sara Goldsmith Schwartz And William E. Hannum III

Schwartz Hannum PC is thrilled to announce that Sara Goldsmith Schwartz and William E. Hannum III have been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA as leading attorneys in labor and employment law in Massachusetts. This is the twelfth consecutive year that Sara has been honored, and Will’s fifth year being acknowledged by Chambers.

We are also thrilled that Chambers USA has listed Schwartz Hannum PC as a “Noted Firm” in the Labor & Employment – Massachusetts practice area.

In 2017 commentators describe Sara as "very sharp and on point" and "extremely attentive to client needs” and Will as a "good counselor" who is "solid across the board."

The rankings, which are determined by a rigorous process that includes a detailed written submission by the Firm and in-depth, objective research and interviews, were published in the recent Chambers USA 2017 guide. Chambers and Partners publishes guides world-wide, and has been a recognized leader in its field since 1990.

Congratulations to Sara and Will, and to the entire Schwartz Hannum team for their excellent work supporting all of our clients!


 

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Joseph E. Santucci, Jr. Is Recognized As “Lawyer of the Year” By Best Lawyers In New England

Schwartz Hannum is pleased to announce that Senior Counsel Joseph E. Santucci, Jr. has been recognized by Best Lawyers in New England as the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law – Management for the Boston, MA region. He was also named a “Best Lawyer” in the categories of Labor & Employment Law and Employment Law – Management.

A nationally-renowned labor law attorney, Joe has extensive experience advising clients with collective bargaining, labor counseling and litigation, and arbitration. Joe has been selected for inclusion on the Best Lawyers list for almost 20 years at local, regional and national levels.

Best Lawyers is the “oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession,” and recognition is widely regarded as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Congratulations, Joe!

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Recognized By OMNIKAL (Formerly Diversity Business)

Schwartz Hannum PC has been selected for inclusion in two 2017 OMNIKAL Top Entrepreneur lists.

The Firm was ranked:

  • 40 on the list of Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts; and
  • 65 on the list of Top 100 Diversity-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts.


The OMNIKAL lists represent a part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to remain at the forefront in championing the entrepreneurial spirit while representing the voice of over 2,000,000 privately-held business owners.

The Firm thanks its clients, employees and colleagues for making this achievement possible.

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Boston Bar Association CLE: Let's Talk About "Sex" - And LGBTQIA+ Rights - Under Title VII

A former federal judge, former vice chair of the EEOC, and the current transgender rights project director at GLAD will discuss “Let’s Talk About ‘Sex’ – And LGBTQIA+ Rights – Under Title VII” on Wednesday, June 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Boston Bar Association (BBA) offices in Boston.

Panelists will address whether Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, if it offers protection to all LGBTQIA+ individuals, and if answers to those questions are anticipated to change in the next four years. 

Speakers will include:

  • Hon. Nancy Gertner, Formerly of the USDC, District of Massachusetts; Currently Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
  • Leslie E. Silverman, Former Vice Chair, EEOC, Currently at Fortney & Scott, LLC
Register to attend this free program on the BBA website here.

Patricia A. Washienko of Freiberger & Washienko, LLC and William E. Hannum III of Schwartz Hannum PC will serve as Moderators and Co-Chairs of this program.

A reception will follow the program.

Contact at the BBA:
Julia Carvalho
jcarvalho@bostonbar.org

Sponsoring BBA Section/Committee(s): Labor & Employment Law Section

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Jaimie A. McKean Named Partner Of Schwartz Hannum PC

The Firm is thrilled to announce that effective January 1, 2017, Jaimie A. McKean is a Partner.

Jaimie’s practice focuses on representing employers and educational institutions in litigation matters.

She routinely represents employers and schools before state and federal courts and agencies and has extensive experience in employment matters, claims involving educational institutions, consumer protection cases, internal business disputes and other claims.

Jaimie is a magna cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, and a cum laude graduate of Framingham State University. Since 2014, she has been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer®, and was named a New England Super Lawyers® Massachusetts Rising Star from 2008 – 2013. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association.

Please join us in welcoming her into this new role and extending a most sincere congratulations to Jaimie!

 

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Super Lawyers® Names Three From Schwartz Hannum PC To 2016 List

The Firm is thrilled to announce that three of our attorneys were named to the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® List! We believe that this honor is a team effort that comes from the excellent work of every employee at the Firm.

Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, William E. Hannum III, and Jaimie A. McKean were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list in the area of Employment & Labor Law. Sara and Will were first acknowledged by Super Lawyers® in 2004. This is Jaimie's third year of being selected for inclusion, after previously being named to the Rising Stars List from 2008-2013.

Schwartz Hannum is proud of our Super Lawyers and we congratulate each of them on this achievement. We also extend our gratitude to the entire Schwartz Hannum team for their continued hard work and service.

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Schwartz Hannum PC Recognized As A “Best Law Firm” In U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 Rankings

Schwartz Hannum is pleased to announce it has been ranked in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The Firm was recognized in the following areas for the Boston area:

  • Labor Law – Management (Tier 1)
  • Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 3)

The 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms" includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for its abilities, its professionalism and its integrity.

This is the first year the Firm has been recognized in these prestigious listings. We would like to thank the entire Schwartz Hannum team and our clients for their continued support.

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Chambers USA Recognizes Sara G. Schwartz, William E. Hannum III And Jessica Herbster

Schwartz Hannum PC is thrilled to announce that Sara Goldsmith Schwartz and William E. Hannum III have been recognized by Chambers and Partners as leading attorneys in labor and employment law in Massachusetts. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Sara has been honored and Will’s fourth year acknowledged by Chambers.

We are also thrilled that Chambers has listed the Firm as a “Noted Firm” and Jessica L. Herbster as a “Recognized Partner.”

The rankings were published in the recent Chambers USA 2016 guide.

Chambers publishes guides world-wide, ranking law firms and lawyers, and is a recognized leader in its field. Congratulations to Sara, Will, Jessica, and the Firm! And thank you to the entire Schwartz Hannum team for their excellent work supporting all of our clients.

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Diversity Business Ranks Schwartz Hannum PC As Top Entrepreneur

Schwartz Hannum PC has once again been distinguished as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country by Diversity Business.

Schwartz Hannum PC was ranked:

  • 9 on the list of Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts;
  • 20 on the list of Top 50 Diversity-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts;
  • 32 on the list of Top 50 Privately-Held Businesses in Massachusetts; and
  • 373 on the list of Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

These awards are the foundation of DiversityBusiness.com’s annual Top Business List, which Diversity Business describes as a comprehensive look at America’s privately-held companies and a widely recognized and respected compilation of companies that truly differentiate themselves in the economy today.

The Firm thanks its clients, employees and colleagues for making this achievement possible.