In the News

  • WLG Defeats Motion to Dismiss in “Right-Wing” Speech Religious Discrimination Case (Mass Lawyers Weekly 6/17/22 – WLG represented plaintiff) See related blog post.
  • Abell Speaks Out on Discrimination Charge Against Town (Gloucester Times 4/12/22 – WLG represented plaintiff)
  • Former Rockport assistant fire chief claims demotion was retaliation (Gloucester Times 4/7/22 – WLG represented plaintiff)
  • Ex-employees sue Seabrook IHOP claiming ‘hostile work environment’ (Seacoast Online 3/19/21 – WLG represented plaintiffs)
  • Selected as a Boston area Top Lawyers 2021 in the field of Employment Law, by Boston Magazine (12/21)
  • Recognized as a 2021 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® for the 12th year by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (10/1/21)
  • Fidelity Investments sued for discriminatory and hostile workplace (Reuters 12/7/20 – WLG represented plaintiff)
  • Recognized as a 2020 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (10/1/20)
  • Recognized as a 2019 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (10/1/19)
  • Maureen DeSimone quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about Potential Accommodation for Wi-fi Hypersensitivity (9/20/19) See blog post here.
  • Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled, “#MeToo, Voir Dire Seen as Part of Big-Verdict Bonanza.” (1/24/19) See blog post here.
  • Recognized as a 2018 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (10/1/18)
  • Mark Whitney quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled, “Dating a Co-Worker?  You may need a love contract.” (2/13/18)  See blog post here.
  • Mark Whitney quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled, “Severance terms extinguished exec’s right to shares, options.” (1/18/18)  A copy of the court’s opinion may be found here. The MLW article may be found here (subscription required).
  • Recognized as a 2017 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (10/1/17)
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of Pier Park Sailing Center, a 501(c)(3) community sailing center dedicated to providing affordable recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in Boston.
  • Recognized as a 2016 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (10/1/16)
  • Published an opinion piece in the Boston Business Journal entitled, “ViewPoint: Non-compete reform’s potential impact on Massachusetts’ employers.” (7/22/16) Click here to see the article (subscription required).
  • Quoted in a Boston Business Journal article entitled, “Noncompetes EMC-Dell deal a wild card in renewed debate over noncompetes.” (3/2/16)  The full article can be found here.
  • Quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled, “Noncompete Reform in State Loses Traction.” The full article, which can be accessed with a subscription, can be found here (subscription required) (6/1/15).
  • Recognized as a 2015 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation(10/1/15).
  • Published opinion piece, entitled “Minimizing Risks Associated with Employee Mobility,” in the April 15, 2015, edition of NH Bar News, the weekly newspaper read by NH’s legal community. The article is available on-line by clicking here.
  • Recognized as a 2014 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation (10/1/14).
  • Authored a portion of the annual trade secret law update presented at the August 2014 annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee. (8/5/14) Mark, an active member of this Committee, contributed the update covering developments in state and federal courts contained within the federal First Circuit (i.e., Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico). A copy of the 2013 Trade Secrets Report for all federal Circuits, as well as reports from prior years, can be obtained by clicking here (under “Resources” heading).
  • Recognized as a 2013 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation (10/1/13).
  • Authored a portion of the annual trade secret law update presented at the August 2013 annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee. (8/5/14) Mark, an active member of this Committee, contributed the update covering developments in state and federal courts contained within the federal First Circuit (i.e., Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico). A copy of the 2012 Trade Secrets Report for all federal Circuits, as well as reports from prior years, can be obtained by clicking here (under “Resources” heading).
  • Recognized as a 2012 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation (10/1/12).
  • Appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Trade Secrets Institute, at Brooklyn Law School. Brooklyn Law School established the Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) as part of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law at Brooklyn Law School. The TSI’s goal is to provide comprehensive neutral coverage of key trade secret cases and legislative or regulatory initiatives throughout the United States, and to focus on creating and maintaining a valuable online resource for those attorneys and professionals who practice in the area of trade secrets law. TSI has established a website and database to compile filings and decisions in trade secrets cases arising in all contexts that practitioners and academics alike can search in multiple ways – by trade secrets issue, trade secrets subject matter, document type, or jurisdiction. The TSI Website also intends to provide access to state trade secrets statutes and related federal laws, and some of the seminal decisions on trade secrets law among many U.S. jurisdictions.
  • Recognized as a 2011 Massachusetts SuperLawyer® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation (10/1/11).
  • Elected to the Chairman of the Board position of the The Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association. (August 2010)
  • Elected to the Vice Chairman of the Board position of the ALS Association – Massachusetts Chapter. The Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association was founded in 1990 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. They offer more than a dozen free services for patients and their families, including respite care, equipment loan, a children’s program and support groups. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.Mark has been involved with the Massachusetts chapter for several years, previously serving as a board member and outside legal advisor. (April 2010)
  • Recognized as Rising Star® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (April 2006).
  • Recognized as Rising Star® by Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyer Magazine (April 2005).