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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 & Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1992
  • Massachusetts, 1991

Mike’s employment practice focuses on risk management and litigation. Mike devotes a significant portion of his practice to minimizing the risks arising out of human resource decisions and conflicts, and consults with clients on a daily basis on wage and hour, employee discipline, leaves of absence, termination and general employment disputes.  In addition to having over 20 years’ experience litigating general business disputes, Mike has extensive employment litigation experience, and has defended claims in multiple state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies involving claims of gender, age, race, disability and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, WARN Act violation, breach of employment contract and whistleblower retaliation.  Mike has defended numerous wage and hour overtime and misclassification claims (including attempts at class action certification) and has guided many clients on Department of Labor and Attorney General audits.  Mike has extensive experience in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of employment contracts, executive compensation agreements, non-competition agreements, employment policies and handbooks, voluntary separation programs, and separation agreements, and has defended and prosecuted numerous lawsuits concerning non-competition agreements and trade secrets.  Mike has acted as a mediator on a variety of employment related disputes, bringing his expertise and practical sensibilities to bear in assisting parties in resolving pending court proceedings.

 

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

  • “Drafting & Enforcing Noncompetes”
    Rhode Island Bar “Food for Thought” CLE Seminar, April & June 2015
  • “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

  • Employment Law Alliance (ELA)
    • Member

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Fellow
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Sections on Labor and Employment Law and Litigation

Community Activities

  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
    • Board, Executive Committee Member and Legal Counsel
  • National Kidney Foundation
    • Past Regional Advisor Board Member and Chair
  • Special Olympics Rhode Island
    • Past Board Member
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
    • Past Board Member

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

SouthCoast

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

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