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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

David Conforto is the founder of the Conforto Law Group and represents clients in the Boston metropolitan area and Greater Boston area in matters of employment law. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, he handles cases of age discrimination, disability and handicap discrimination, gender and sex discrimination, executive advocacy, medical and workplace leave discrimination, layoffs/WARN Act, and military discrimination.

Mr. Conforto’s focus also extends to cases of wrongful terminations, workplace retaliation, workplace investigations, whistleblower rights, wage and hour disputes, unequal pay, sexual orientation discrimination, sexual harassment, severance negotiations, religious discrimination, race discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and noncompetition agreements. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A member of the National Lawyers Guild MASS Chapter, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, Inc., the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, Mr. Conforto is also regularly present in the news, a published writer and actively involved in his community. He has written or given presentations for the Suffolk University Law Review, the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on topics such as whistleblower claims, family rights discrimination and forced arbitration.

At Brandeis University, Mr. Conforto graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor and was the Environmental Affairs Law Review’s executive editor. Exclusively representing employees, he has been successful before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Civil Rights (10%): Discrimination

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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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: 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:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • 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.

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    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: 7/31/2019

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