What to Expect When You’re Expecting Litigation

By: Scott R. Magee It’s only natural that a business would rather spend its time growing, selling, and servicing its clients and customers than engaged in a legal battle. However, part of the cost of doing business is the risk of getting involved in a lawsuit. Most companies are not regularly engaged in litigation, so …

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Employment Law Alert: New Minimum Wage Rate; Year-End Bonuses and the MA Equal Pay Act

Morse Employment Law Attorneys Matthew Mitchell and Amanda Thibodeau shared two employment law updates regarding the new minimum wage rate for Massachusetts non-exempt employees, as well as information about discretionary, end-of-year bonuses and the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. The first update explains the new minimum wage rate for Massachusetts non-exempt employees.  As of January 1, …

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Attorneys Elevated to Member and Senior Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Phillips has been elevated to the rank of Member and William Schmidt has been elevated to Senior Attorney. A member of the Firm’s litigation team, Amanda focuses her practice on commercial civil disputes, securities litigation, and employment disputes, and she has broad experience working with clients under investigation by …

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WinterWyman Acquired by The Planet Group

The Morse M&A team is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of its client WinterWyman, one of the Northeast's most recognized recruitment firms, by The Planet Group, a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners. Morse M&A attorneys Joe Marrow and Joe Martinez led the legal team advising WinterWyman in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation …

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How to Prepare for Counterfeiters, Whether You Sell on Amazon.com or Not

By: Sean D. Detweiler When it comes to online marketplaces, there are numerous traps for the unwary, whether you are a startup or a multi-million dollar company. The “Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received thousands of complaints from people who have shopped for goods online and received counterfeit products instead of what they thought they ordered… …

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Michael Jabbawy To Speak At Shoobx Drive 2019 | Startup Fundraising Summit

On November 12th, Morse Corporate Partner Michael Jabbawy will speak at the 2019 Shoobx Drive | Startup Fundraising Summit in Boston. Shoobx Drive 2019 will open the startup fundraising black box and introduce you to a better way of raising capital. Entrepreneurs working to create successful companies will meet founders, investors, and innovation leaders who have …

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John Hession to Panel BPLA Symposium Session

On Tuesday, November 19 the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA)  Licensing and Litigation Committees are hosting a Symposium on Patent Licensing and Damages. The day-long conference offers a morning and afternoon session, of which guests are welcome to attend each one or all. The first session of the day, on A.I. from A to Z: …

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Achieving Success: Advice and Inspiration from an All-Women Panel

Join us on Thursday, November 21st at our Waltham office for Morse’s 2nd annual all-women panel featuring a CEO who has recently completed a successful exit, one of the top female investors in New England, and a general counsel responsible for all of her company's worldwide legal affairs. Three impressive women, each having played a vital role …

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Michael Cavaretta Gives Guest Lecture to Intro to Entrepreneurship Class at Worcester State University

On October 30th Corporate Attorney Michael Cavaretta of Morse gave a guest lecture to the Intro to Entrepreneurship class at Worcester State University on intellectual property and contract issues for startups. The class is geared toward entrepreneurs who are developing their own businesses, and is in line with Worcester State and its director of Entrepreneurship, …

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Event Recap: 10/24 Privacy Event

At Morse and Hewitsons’ privacy event on October 24, a diverse panel dispelled fears associated with an ever-changing patchwork of privacy rules and regulations. The panel, led by Morse Associate Ryan Perry, CIPP/US, shared several strategies on implementing a successful privacy program, but the common refrain among them was the importance of engaging the entire …

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