Jeffrey M. Rosin

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

O'Hagan Meyer, PLLC
 | 111 Huntington Ave, Suite 2860
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: 617-843-6801
Fax: 617-843-6810
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2010
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Franchise/Dealership (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jeff Rosin, the Managing Partner of O’Hagan Meyer’s Boston office, is also a founding member of the firm’s Franchise Law Practice Group. For almost 25 years, he has litigated employment and franchise cases and advised companies large and small on critical matters pertaining to their businesses and workforce. 

    Jeff regularly litigates class actions and individual actions pertaining to alleged wage-hour violations, misclassification of independent contractors, commission disputes and discrimination lawsuits.  He is also a respected resource in high-stakes non-compete/trade secret litigation, as well as in disputes between majority and minority shareholders and other intra-corporate matters.  Jeff’s clients have included both franchisors and franchisees, airlines and their contractors, hospitals, restaurants and retailers.

    Jeff’s cases have been tried in the state and federal courts, private arbitration, and before administrative agencies.  He is also a go-to advocate and national resource when the U.S. Department of Labor or state government auditors investigate and challenge companies’ and franchisors’ wage-hour practices. 

    Jeff’s franchise litigation experience includes defending franchisors against claims of misclassification, unfair conduct toward franchisees, joint employment and vicarious liability.  One of Jeff’s noteworthy cases, (Depianti v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. 990 N.E.2d 1054 (Mass. 2013), was argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and set the standard for vicarious liability of franchisors under Massachusetts’s law. 

    Jeff is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

    His track record has earned him an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, a former law clerk to the Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, S.D.N.Y., and a former partner and Chair of the Franchise Industry Practice Group at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 30%Franchise/Dealership
    • 20%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2010

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    About Jeffrey Rosin

    Admitted: 1995, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top Attorney in New England, American Registry, 2016, 2016
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, 2014-2019
    • Super Lawyer: Massachusetts Rising Star, 2005 – 2007, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Massachusetts
    • New York
    • First Circuit Court of Appeals; Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


    • Depianti et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc.  39 F. Supp. 2d 112 (D. Mass. 2014), 465 Mass. 607 (2013), 2013
    • Vasquez et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. 2017 WL 2265447 (N.D. Ca. May 24, 2017) 923 F.3d 575 (9th Cir. 2019), 2019
    • Travers v. Flight Services & Systems, Inc. 2013 WL 857957 (March 7, 2013), 737 F.3d 144 (1st Cir. 2013), 2014 WL 3974079 (D. Mass. Aug. 14, 2014), 808 F.3d 525 (1st Cir. 2015), 2015
    • Mitchell et. al. v. US Airways, Inc. et al. 858 F. Supp. 2d 137 (D. Mass. 2012), 2012
    • Bishop v. Bell Atlantic Corp. et al. 299 F.3d 53 (1st Cir. 2002), 2002
    • Smith v. Bell Atlantic Corp. et al. 13 Mass. L. Rptr. 397, 2001 WL 810349 (Super. Ct. 2001), 63 Mass. App. Ct. 702, 829 N.E.2d 228 (Mass. App. Ct. 2005), 2005
    • Brandao et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. 95 Mass. App. Ct. 1103, 124 N.E.3d 159 (Table), 2019 WL 1244627
    • Barros et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International 93 Mass. App. Ct. 1103, 103 N.E.3d 768, 2018 WL 1414490

    Representative Clients:

    • Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc.
    • Boda Borg Corporation
    • Flight Services & Systems, Inc.
    • New England Baptist Hospital

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

    Industry Groups

    • Franchising; Airline; Hospitality; Restaurant; Healthcare; Retail; Technology; Service Providers
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    Office Location for Jeffrey M. Rosin

    111 Huntington Ave
    Suite 2860
    Boston, MA 02199

    Phone: 617-843-6801

    Fax: 617-843-6810

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