About Speaking Engagements

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP has the capabilities and expertise to speak before groups on a wide array of topics. Whether to large, medium, or small entities, MHTL has the experience to address the needs of varied audiences. Some of the topics that MHTL attorneys have spoken on in the past are:

  • How To Deal With Regulators
  • Government Investigations
  • Dealing With Environmental Concerns
  • Ethics & Human Resources
  • Ethics & Decision Making
  • Governance Issues For Public and Non-Profit Entities
  • Labor & Employment Issues
  • Changes In Educational Law
  • Special Education
  • Recent Legal Decisions In Employment Law
  • Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley: The Next Steps
  • What To Do When A Legal Crisis Hits
  • Corporate Alternatives

Our attorneys speak to such associations as:

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • American Banker's Association
  • Boston Society of Financial Services Professionals
  • MCLE's Annual Non-Profit Conference
  • Better Business Bureau of Central Massachusetts
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA)
  • Massachusetts Selectmen's Association
  • Lorman Educational Services
  • International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (ISCEBS)
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans (IFEBP)
  • Labor Forums
  • Educational Forums

As well as:
Clients of: Accounting Firms, Insurance Agencies, and Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions
Municipal Groups
Governmental Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Various entities in the manufacturing, retail, hi-tech, and service industries both for profits and non-profits

Here is a list of some of our speakers. If you would like to read their bios, please click on their names.

Arthur P. Murphy

Katherine A. Hesse

James A. Toomey

Michael C. Lehane

John P. Flynn

Kathryn M. Murphy

Thomas W. Colomb

Brian P. Fox

Regina Williams Tate

Mary Ellen Sowyrda

Alisia St. Florian

If your entity (public or private) is interested in having one of our attorneys speak at an event or to your employees internally, please contact us at: information@mhtl.com.

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