BOSTON, MA – (March 2023) – Boston-based, full-service law firm Rubin and Rudman is pleased to announce the elevation of Meredith Stratford and Elizabeth Sullivan to Equity Partner. Since joining the firm in 2017, Stratford and Sullivan have both proved themselves invaluable in their respective practice groups, so this is a well-deserved recognition of their efforts and successes. Rubin and Rudman is proud of its continued commitment to supporting the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women at the firm.
Stratford is a member of the firm’s Family Law and Trusts and Estates Departments. Her practice is focused on all aspects of complex domestic relations matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, adoption, contempt, paternity, grandparent visitation, removal, and guardianship cases. She has considerable experience representing clients in pre-marital and post-marital agreements, specifically for individuals seeking asset protection for family trusts or family businesses. Additionally, Stratford prepares comprehensive and highly personalized estate plans designed to preserve wealth, minimize estate tax, and provide for beneficiaries with special needs. She represents clients on estate tax planning, estate administration and probate matters.
Stratford earned a J.D. at Suffolk University Law School. Prior to that she received her B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Political Science.
Sullivan is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Higher Education Departments. 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, Sullivan 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.
Sullivan earned her J.D. from New England Law and, prior to that, a B.A. at Johns Hopkins University.
Boston Magazine recently named both Stratford and Sullivan “2022 Top Lawyers in Boston” in their respective fields. Both women were also listed in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America ©.