Nancy S. Shilepsky

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Nancy S. Shilepsky
Sherin and Lodgen LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1978

Education: Boston University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023
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Sherin and Lodgen LLP

101 Federal Street
31st Floor
Boston, MA 02110 Phone: 617-646-2025 Email: Nancy S. Shilepsky Visit website


Nancy S. Shilepsky is a leading influence in the world of executive advocacy, employment law and employment litigation and a partner in Sherin and Lodgen's Employment Department.

In 2021, Nancy was named to Benchmark Litigation’s list of the “Top 20 Labor & Employment Litigators” in the United States.  Currently, she is best known for her representations of C-Suite executives, often in highly confidential matters heard in ADR forums, as well as her mastery of issues related to executive compensation and executive compensation vehicles.   The bulk of her work in these matters comes from management-side counsel and former clients. 

In May 2015, Nancy was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. The same year, Nancy was inducted into the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law 2015 Circle of Excellence. The Circle of Excellence recognizes women who exemplify professional, civic, and mentoring achievements year in and year out in the Massachusetts legal community. She has been a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers since 2000.

According to Chambers USA, the “tenacious and diligent” and “quite extraordinary Nancy S. Shilepsky” is “a dominant figure in plaintiff representation, advising senior executives on sophisticated employment concerns.” Her many accolades include being repeatedly listed by Thomson Reuters/Boston Magazine as one of the Top 10 Massachusetts Super Lawyers, named to the “Lawdragon 500” list of leading lawyers in America in 2015, and receiving Chambers USA’s highest Star Individual ranking. She has been named a Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW), was featured in MLW’s “Power Issue” and was named by The National Law Journal as one of the most influential lawyers in Massachusetts. Nancy was also selected by her peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  

As an executive advocacy pioneer, Nancy is a champion of the interests of individuals and a trusted counselor to executives and professionals across a wide range of industries. She has established a nationally recognized practice representing such clients in complex matters involving executive employment and compensation. On occasion, she represents companies, partnerships, and other profit and non-profit organizations as well as individuals in these matters.

Nancy is known for her pioneering work in wrongful termination and discrimination cases. Her work includes a high-profile sexual harassment case involving the impact of the First Amendment on workplace speech restrictions and a landmark case dealing with the eradication of race-based discrimination in compensation.

First Admitted: 1978, Massachusetts

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  • ..., Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated: A/V Preeminent®
  • , Listed in Benchmark Litigation, 2019
  • ..., Named by The National Law Journal as one of the most influential lawyers in Massachusetts
  • , Ranked in Chambers USA – Massachusetts for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation, Band 1, 2020
  • Top 10 in Massachusetts Top 100 for New England  , Included in Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • ..., Inducted into Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Circle of Excellence, 2015
  • ..., Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • A frequent author and speaker regarding issues of employment law, Ms. Shilepsky’s recent articles include “Avoiding the At Will Doctrine: Three Practical Strategies for Massachusetts Employees and Their Lawyers,” for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Ms. Shilepsky co-authored Representing a Plaintiff in a Wrongful Termination Case and is co-editor of Massachusetts Employment Law, both published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Office location for Nancy S. Shilepsky

101 Federal Street
31st Floor
Boston, MA 02110


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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