Locke Lord: Labor and Employment Law for Start-Ups

November 8, 2017

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Location: Lobby
Time: 11:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join Dick Glovsky, Lori Basilico, and Jim Coffey from the Locke Lord legal team as they discuss Labor and Employment Law for Start-Ups!

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:30 AM - Check-in & Networking Lunch
  • 12:00 PM - Presentation
  • 1:00 PM - Q&A/Networking


  • Richard D. Glovsky, who co-chairs the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, handles significant employment related litigation, including class actions, wage and hour issues, and discrimination and retaliation claims. Dick prosecutes cases for financial services, healthcare, hospitality companies and other businesses to protect their trade secrets and to prevent former employees from violating non-competition and non-solicitation obligations. Dick also has developed a niche specialty advising clients on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) reports.

    In 2016, Dick concluded expeditiously a trade secret theft case by securing the entry of a permanent injunction in Massachusetts in a case arising out of the state of Michigan. Similarly, Dick recently wrapped up litigation by avoiding class certification on behalf of a construction company client and secured a verdict in a class action case in the United States District Court for the District of Florida for a Paris-based client. He also recently prevailed in a preliminary injunction context after two days of trial in a matter in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida involving violations of a former executive’s non-solicitation obligations. In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Dick first-chaired, and his client prevailed, in one of the few evidentiary hearings that have been conducted on the issue of class certification.
  • Lori Basilico has focused her practice in the field of employee benefits and executive compensation since 1988. She represents and advises private and publicly held clients with respect to the design and legal compliance of executive compensation programs, equity-based incentive compensation plans, severance and retention plans, tax-qualified plans, welfare plans, fringe benefit plans and ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues. She also counsels clients regarding compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA and other federal and state laws impacting employee benefit plans.

    Lori often counsels venture capital and other private equity funds on the ERISA fiduciary implications associated with pension plan investors. She also assists clients in compliance with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Additionally, she has substantial experience involving compensation and benefits issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, representing both acquiring and selling companies in connection with all types of asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Jim Coffey is a Partner in the Boston office of Locke Lord LLP and Co-Chair of the Firm's Life Sciences group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and has significant experience in venture capital and corporate finance transactions. Jim has advised public and private companies, both domestically and overseas, in mergers and acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, public and private offerings, and in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.

    Jim has represented both borrowers and lenders in commercial loan transactions, as well as in distressed situations. He has served as lead counsel in corporate reorganizations, bankruptcies, workouts, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, distressed asset sales and in other complex corporate restructurings.