David Conforto

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Conforto Law Group
 | Park Plaza Downtown, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1115
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-721-9139
Fax: 617-307-7047
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Dedicated to Employment Law ǀ Exclusively Representing Employees

    David Conforto is the founder of Conforto Law Group, P.C. in Boston.  He dedicates his practice to employment law and exclusively represents employees.  A leader in the field of executive advocacy, Mr. Conforto regularly advises senior-level professionals in complex, time-sensitive matters involving employment contract and severance negotiations; non-competition disputes; whistleblowing activity; and unlawful discrimination.  He maintains a unique focus counseling employees as they raise discrimination concerns internally and providing advice during the investigation process.  Mr. Conforto was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, holds the highest rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized as a SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters.  He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston College Law School.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    White Papers

  • Proving Employment Discrimination: Attacking the Employer’s Business Decision - Evaluating the second stage of the McDonnell Douglas v. Green burden-shifting framework and focusing on the employer’s burden of production

  • Wrongful Termination Claims & The Duty to Mitigate - Analyzing an employee’s responsibility to mitigate economic damages and in what circumstances returning to school or self-employment may satisfy this duty

  • Age Discrimination Claims & Code Words - Reviewing age discrimination cases where courts have acknowledged the use of code words to express age-based bias and have ruled that such statements may constitute circumstantial evidence of unlawful motive

  • Age Discrimination in the Context of a Layoff - Revisiting the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's opinion in Sullivan v. Liberty Mutual and the special considerations at play in reduction-in-force cases

  • Getting The Employment Case to a Jury: Stray Remarks as Circumstantial Evidence - Discussing ways in which the stray remarks doctrine has been distorted and overused, including the direct nexus fallacy and improper attempts to compartmentalize the decisionmaker

  • About David Conforto

    Admitted: 2005, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: http://www.bostonemploymentlawlawyer.com

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Traditional and Modern-Day Biopiracy: Redefining the Biopiracy Debate, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, 2004
    • Commentator, The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Reporter, Landlaw, 2006
    • Still Chasing the Blender: Achieving Equal Pay for Equal Work Across Genders, Mass Dissent, 2007
    • Without a Remedy: The Massachusetts Whistleblower’s Brush with ERISA, Suffolk University Law Review (with David Angueira), 2006
    • Presenter, 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2010
    • Family Rights Discrimination Claims: Breaking More Barriers in the Workplace, Mass Dissent, 2011
    • Forced arbitration: A Prelude to the Jury Trial’s Obsolescence, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
    • Massachusetts
    • Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
    • United States District Court for Massachusetts
    • First Circuit Court of Appeals

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Fundraiser, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boston Marathon Team in Training Program, 2015
    • International Observer, Referendum on Venezuelan Constitutional Reforms, 2007
    • Testimony, Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, House Bill No. 1794 to Eliminate Non-Compete Agreements, 2009
    • Treasurer, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2009
    • Board Member, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, 2011 - 2012
    • Patient Ambassador, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Adult Care, 2012 - 2013
    • Fundraiser, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boston Marathon Team in Training Program, 2004 - 2006
    • Fundraiser, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boston Marathon Team in Training Program, 2002
    • A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, David takes pride in his community.  As a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program (2002, 2004 - 2006, 2015), David is a four-time runner in the Boston Marathon, raising funds for cancer research and treatment. In addition, as a Patient Ambassador with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2012 - 2013), David welcomed patients undergoing treatment and provided resources to help make their stay as comfortable as possible.  David has also served as a Board Member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (2011 – 2012) and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (2007 – 2009)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Success Stories → In the end, it comes down to execution. These cases represent some of our proudest moments as employment lawyers. → Your Success│Our Goal.  Let us Help.


    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Brandeis University, cum laude, 2001
    • J.D., Boston College Law School, Executive Editor of Environmental Affairs Law Review, 2005

    Industry Groups

    • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • National Lawyers Guild
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    Office Location for David Conforto

    Park Plaza Downtown
    20 Park Plaza, Suite 1115
    Boston, MA 02116

    Phone: 617-721-9139

    Fax: 617-307-7047

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    Last Updated: 5/10/2021

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