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ROBERT M. HALE

PARTNER

  • J.D., 1983
    Boston University School of Law
    (magna cum laude)
  • B.S., 1980
    Cornell University
  • 1983 to 1984 Massachusetts Appeals Court, Honorable Christopher J. Armstrong

Hale, Robert
Robert M Hale
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
USA
617.570.1252

Rob Hale, a partner in and chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, represents employers across a broad spectrum of employment matters.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Hale’s practice involves representation of clients in employment litigation, including noncompetition, discrimination, wrongful discharge, FLSA and ERISA litigation. He has obtained successful results for employers at all stages of litigation, including in preliminary injunction proceedings, at summary judgment, at trial and on appeal. Mr. Hale is experienced in successfully representing employers before administrative agencies and in labor arbitrations. His practice also includes counseling in numerous areas of labor and employment law, including disability discrimination, sexual harassment and other discrimination matters; noncompetition agreement and other restrictive covenants; downsizing; employment agreements; wage and hour compliance; collective bargaining; and personnel policy development and administration. In addition, Mr. Hale is experienced in providing training for managers, supervisors and human resources professionals.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mr. Hale is the employer co-chair of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a former chair of the ABA's subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the ABA's subcommittee on the WARN Act and the Boston Bar Association's Employee Benefits/ERISA Committee.

MEDIA

Mr. Hale has spoken at a number of seminars, including those presented by the American, Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and various professional and trade groups.

Mr. Hale is co-editor-in-chief of the comprehensive and leading treatise entitled The Family and Medical Leave Act, and was a chapter editor of the first edition of The Fair Labor Standards Act - both published jointly by the American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Hale is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

RECOGNITION

Mr. Hale was elected as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  He has also been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America  and Super Lawyers magazine.