Mike has extensive experience in litigating and advising clients about restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, as well as related issues of unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty. He has successfully assisted employers in the life sciences, professional services, technology, retail and manufacturing industries with actions involving the enforcement of restrictive agreements. He also helps departing employees and hiring employers in achieving their business goals when confronted with potential application of restrictive agreements.
Mike regularly counsels employers on a wide range of employment law matters, such as executive separations, employment contracts, wage/hour compliance, EEO complaints and investigations, leave-of-absence issues, independent contractors, employee handbooks, employee screening, social media, workforce reductions and employment law compliance training.
Mike has served as lead counsel in defending claims of age, disability, race and gender discrimination and retaliation under state and federal laws, as well as claims brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act, FLSA, state wage and hour laws, and ERISA. He regularly represents employers before federal and state equal opportunity commissions, such as the EEOC and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mike also serves as General Counsel of Foley Hoag, overseeing the firm’s risk management practices.