Sherin and Lodgen adds executive advocacy leaders, Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough, to employment law group

January 29, 2016

Attorneys augment firm’s capabilities in representing executives and professionals in employment and compensation matters

BOSTON, MA JANUARY 29, 2016– Boston law firm  Sherin and Lodgen LLP  announces that Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough will join the firm’s Employment Law Group in February. Both Shilepsky and MacDonough join from Shilepsky Hartley Michon Robb LLP, and are well-known for executive advocacy, employment law and litigation. Their arrival enhances Sherin and Lodgen’s capabilities in representing executives and professionals in a wide array of employment and compensation matters, such as executive compensation, employee-shareholder disputes, non-competition and employment agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment, disability and wrongful termination suits.

Sherin and Lodgen’s Managing Partner  Douglas M. Henry said, “Nancy is an executive advocacy pioneer and one of the preeminent employment lawyers in the Commonwealth. She and Brian have worked as a team for more than 13 years, and they have established a nationally recognized practice representing executives and professionals in complex matters involving executive employment and compensation. Their addition to our Employment Law Group enhances our ability to represent executive clients in a wide array of employee-related matters. We welcome them to the firm and our team.”

Commenting on the move, Shilepsky said, “We are excited to join Sherin and Lodgen. The firm offers strong business lawyers and seasoned litigators, which are both needed for an effective executive advocacy practice. Our clients will benefit from having access to these complementary legal services under one roof.”

Prior to joining Sherin and Lodgen, Shilepsky was the managing partner of Shilepsky Hartley Michon Robb LLP in Boston. Considered a leading influence in the world of executive advocacy, Shilepsky represents primarily executives and professionals across a wide range of industries, and is well known for her pioneering work in wrongful termination and employment discrimination. She is a Fellow both of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and of Litigation Counsel of America. Her accolades include the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Scholar-Mentor Award, the Massachusetts Bar and Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Associations Kevin Larkin Memorial Award for Public Service, and the Boston University School of Law Women’s Law Association annual Alumnae Award. Shilepsky has repeatedly been named by Thomson Reuters/Boston Magazine as one of Massachusetts’ top ten “Super Lawyers,” been named to the “Lawdragon 500” list of leading lawyers in America, and received Chambers USA’s highest ranking. Shilepsky has been named a Lawyer of the Year and Top Woman Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, has been featured in the publication’s “Power Issue,” and in 2015, was named to the magazine’s “Circle of Excellence.” The National Law Journal has identified her as one of the most influential lawyers in Massachusetts. Shilepsky has served as co-chair of the Women’s Bar Association’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Taskforce, as treasurer of the Boston Bar Association, and as chair of MCLE’s Employment Law Curriculum Advisory Committee. Shilepsky co-founded and continues to co-facilitate the Amicus Group.

MacDonough concentrates his practice in employment law and executive advocacy. He handles a wide range of matters, including executive compensation and benefits, discrimination, wage and hour issues, contract negotiation and enforcement. He has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Rising Star” in the field of labor and employment law in Massachusetts. MacDonough has litigated cases in both federal and state courts in Massachusetts. He appears regularly before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He also counsels and represents clients regarding employment agreements, severance terms and non-competition provisions. MacDonough is a frequent author and speaker on matters of employment law, and has co-authored the quarterly Commentary for the Massachusetts Discrimination Law Reporter. He is also the co-author of chapters in the Massachusetts Employment Law Manual and the Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual, both published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.