Maureen T. DeSimone

Maureen Simone Whitney Law GroupMaureen T. DeSimone is an Associate at WLG. Her practice includes representing individuals and employers in employment law matters. Maureen also counsels employers on a wide range of employment law compliance matters, such as employee handbooks and policies, federal and state regulations, and day-to-day personnel issues. Maureen also focuses on general civil litigation.

Maureen is a 2018 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. While attending law school at Suffolk’s evening program, Maureen gained substantial practical experience working full-time as a law clerk and paralegal for a captive law firm of Zurich Insurance. She was a Content Editor of the Suffolk Law School Journal of High Technology Law and has also worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Michael Rustad.

In May 2010, Maureen graduated from Suffolk University’s Applied Legal Studies program with a post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies. Since 2010 and before law school, Maureen worked as a litigation paralegal at three different law firms, where she learned the nuts and bolts of the civil litigation process first-hand, with a strong focus in employment law.

Before pursuing a career in law, Maureen graduated from Stonehill College majoring in English and minoring in French.

Education

  • Stonehill College (B.A. 2008 – English/French)
  • Suffolk University (Paralegal Certificate 2010)
  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2018)
    • Content Editor, Journal of High Technology Law
    • Honorable Mention, Brief Award
    • Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Commercial Law Survey (awarded to the highest grade in the class)
    • Member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society

Publications

  • Authored “Insta-Famous: Challenges and Obstacles Facing Bloggers and Social Media Personalities in Defamation Cases”. Published by the American University’s law journal “The Modern American” in the Spring 2018 publication.
  • Research and Edited Software Licensing: 2016 edition (Lexis/Nexis and Computer Contracts 2016 Edition, Matthew Bender). Acknowledgement given.
▪Researched, Edited, and Contributed Example to Driverless Car Makers Should Not Get a Liability Free Pass, ABA FOR LAW STUDENTS, at https://abaforlawstudents.com/2016/11/17/torts-liability-and-driverless- car-makers/ (2016). Acknowledgement given.
  • Researched, Edited, and Contributed Examples to Global Information Technologies: Law and Ethics (Westlaw, 2017). Acknowledgement given.