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O'NEIL, NAN

Nan O'Neill

Nan is Senior Counsel in the law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP with 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of employment and traditional labor law.

Nan has extensive experience in the litigation of employment-related disputes, including discrimination, reasonable accommodation, sexual harassment and wrongful termination matters, before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, having litigated approximately 30 cases in Massachusetts courts and the MCAD.

As an employment lawyer, in addition to the litigation of employment-related disputes, Nan counsels clients on a day-to-day basis on employment compliance issues. She drafts and reviews employment policies tailoring them to industry needs of the particular work place. Additionally, Nan frequently conducts manager training sessions on topical legal issues such as harassment, reasonable accommodation, state and federal family and medical leave laws, and other emerging legal trends. Nan is often called upon to conduct internal investigations including complaints of harassment, discrimination, and ethical violations.

Nan also advises employers regarding other issues they may face which have included fiduciary responsibility, particularly as it relates to pension and benefits, privacy issues, including protection of employee health information and confidentiality issues as they relate to internal investigations and personnel records, and copyright issues. In the pension area, Nan also has considerable experience representing public pension plans in the array of legal issues they face including selecting and monitoring investment managers, negotiating investment manager contracts, and tracking performance. She has also advised such public plans regarding members’ eligibility for disability retirements. Such representation has included substantial administrative hearing experience before the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

Nan’s experience as a traditional labor lawyer includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers in labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, and union election and decertification proceedings. Nan has represented employers in a combined total of approximately 75 labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board. Nan has advised companies regarding corporate campaigns, strike and contingency planning, bargaining strategies, interpreting collective bargaining agreements and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act, which apply to both non-union and union work places.

Nan was previously associated with the Boston law firm of Goodwin, Procter and Hoar and the Chicago law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon. Nan is a graduate of Boston College and the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Articles and Notes Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and received awards for outstanding work in the study of labor law.

Education

  • Boston College
  • Georgetown University Law Center

O'NEIL, NAN

Education

  • Boston College
  • Georgetown University Law Center

Nan O'Neill

Nan is Senior Counsel in the law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP with 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of employment and traditional labor law.

Nan has extensive experience in the litigation of employment-related disputes, including discrimination, reasonable accommodation, sexual harassment and wrongful termination matters, before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, having litigated approximately 30 cases in Massachusetts courts and the MCAD.

As an employment lawyer, in addition to the litigation of employment-related disputes, Nan counsels clients on a day-to-day basis on employment compliance issues. She drafts and reviews employment policies tailoring them to industry needs of the particular work place. Additionally, Nan frequently conducts manager training sessions on topical legal issues such as harassment, reasonable accommodation, state and federal family and medical leave laws, and other emerging legal trends. Nan is often called upon to conduct internal investigations including complaints of harassment, discrimination, and ethical violations.

Nan also advises employers regarding other issues they may face which have included fiduciary responsibility, particularly as it relates to pension and benefits, privacy issues, including protection of employee health information and confidentiality issues as they relate to internal investigations and personnel records, and copyright issues. In the pension area, Nan also has considerable experience representing public pension plans in the array of legal issues they face including selecting and monitoring investment managers, negotiating investment manager contracts, and tracking performance. She has also advised such public plans regarding members’ eligibility for disability retirements. Such representation has included substantial administrative hearing experience before the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

Nan’s experience as a traditional labor lawyer includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers in labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, and union election and decertification proceedings. Nan has represented employers in a combined total of approximately 75 labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board. Nan has advised companies regarding corporate campaigns, strike and contingency planning, bargaining strategies, interpreting collective bargaining agreements and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act, which apply to both non-union and union work places.

Nan was previously associated with the Boston law firm of Goodwin, Procter and Hoar and the Chicago law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon. Nan is a graduate of Boston College and the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Articles and Notes Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and received awards for outstanding work in the study of labor law.

 

 

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