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Robert M. Hale

Robert M. Hale

Goodwin Procter LLP

Boston, MA, USA


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 a former 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. He is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Thought Leadership

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.

Recognition

Mr. Hale is 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.

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1983 (magna cum laude)
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1980

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.

Robert M. Hale is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Interplay Among Leave Laws - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Family and Medical Leave Act (January 20, 2017) - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Interplay Among Leave Laws - Interplay Among Leave Laws , Monday, April 17, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Interplay Among Leave Laws - Interplay Among Leave Laws , Monday, April 17, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Interplay Among Leave Laws - Interplay Among Leave Laws , Monday, April 17, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Employment Law 2017, Friday, April 21, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Columbus, OH
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