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Michael A. Gamboli

Michael A. Gamboli

Michael A. Gamboli
Partner

401-861-8200

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Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991

  • Bucknell University, B.S., 1986

Bar Memberships

  • Rhode Island, 1992

  • Massachusetts, 1991

Mike represents management in all areas of employment law and related litigation. He advises clients on current topics, new wage and hours provisions, and the impact of social media on human resources. In addition to having over 20 years’ experience litigating general business disputes, he defends employment discrimination and related claims in Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies such as the RICHR, MCAD and EEOC.

Mike has extensive experience in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of employment contracts, policies, handbooks and separation agreements, and has defended and prosecuted numerous lawsuits concerning non-competition agreements and trade secrets.

Honors

  • Named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Providence Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

  • Recognized as a leading management-side employment attorney in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • AV® Preeminent Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible rating on both legal ability and ethics based upon the confidential opinion of peers and judges

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Rhode Island Super Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Won a precedent setting R.I. Supreme Court case for national jewelry and fine goods corporation establishing that employee manuals including discretionary amendment provisions do not create contractual rights.

  • Obtained federal court summary judgment for worldwide crystal manufacturer against retailer on antitrust, breach of contract and fraud claims.

  • Won federal court trial for state’s dominant workers’ compensation insurance carrier against national competitor on claims of trademark infringement, establishing new precedent on issue of harm in intellectual property infringement actions.

  • Won R.I. Supreme Court decision dismissing disability discrimination claims against national retail chain by former employee.

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • “Legislative Updates”
    Employers Association of New England’s (EANE) Annual Conference, November 2014

  • “Internal Investigations and Leaves of Absence”
    Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) Annual Conference, April 2014

  • “Legislative Updates”
    Employers Association of New England’s (EANE) Annual Conference, November 2013

  • “In House Counsel Issues on Attorney Client Privilege and Internal Investigations”

    Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Annual CLE Legal Ethics Seminar, April 2013

  • “The Intersection of Social Media and Human Resource Law”
    Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, May 2011
  • NBC News Channel 10 WJAR “Sunrise News” with Frank Coletta
    Appearances on topics of “Social Security "No Match" Letters”, “Supreme Court Age Discrimination Ruling” and “Overtime Regulations”

Professional Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

    • Sections on Labor and Employment Law and Litigation
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Fellow
  • Employment Law Alliance (ELA)

    • Member

Community Activities

  • Special Olympics Rhode Island

    • Board of Directors
  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

    • Board of Directors

Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas

Providence

40 Westminster Street
Suite 1100
Providence, RI 02903
401-861-8200

South Coast

128 Union Street
Suite 500
New Bedford, MA 02740
774-206-8200

Metrowest

1700 West Park Drive
Suite 200
Westborough, MA 01581
508-599-3000

Boston

30 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-292-7900