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Elizabeth M. Sullivan

Partner and Co-chair, Labor and Employment


Elizabeth Sullivan is a member of Rubin and Rudman’s Executive Committee and Co-chair in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Higher Education Practice Groups. She represents employers regarding the negotiations and implementation of collective bargaining agreements and the defense of employment actions, and she provides employers with advice on such matters as hiring and promotion, disciplinary action, performance management, internal investigations, and discrimination claims.

Additionally, Elizabeth counsels and provides training for employers on matters relating to the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, PFML, FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, wage and hour law, and public records and open meeting law. She also litigates labor and employment issues in arbitration and in many administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Department of Labor Relations and the Civil Service Commission.

Prior to joining Rubin and Rudman, Elizabeth was the Director of Labor Relations for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology.

Recognition and Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management, 2023-2024
  • Named, Boston magazine, Top Lawyers, Education, 2021-2023

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Coach, Charlestown Lacrosse