Boston, MA (December 11, 2018) – Regional law firm, Rubin and Rudman expands its Boston office with the addition of veteran employment attorney, Jeffrey A. Dretler. Dretler, formerly of Fisher & Phillips LLP, joins Rubin and Rudman as a partner in the Labor & Employment Department.
Dretler represents employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues and the enforcement of non-competition agreements and protection of trade secrets. He also provides advice and counsel to employers on leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, independent contractor law, and conducts workplace investigations and trainings.
“We are delighted to welcome Jeff to our team,” said John McGivney, Rubin and Rudman’s Managing Partner. “He brings a special combination of legal skills and business acumen to our existing team of talented labor and employment attorneys,” added McGivney.
“I am excited to join Rubin and Rudman, a firm with a long-standing reputation for providing quality legal services,” said Dretler. “Being able to offer my clients the depth of services across a range of practices, at reasonable rates, is what led me to join the firm,” continued Dretler.
Dretler has been active with the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law for more than a decade, currently serving as Co-Chair of its Revenue & Partnership Development Committee. He was appointed by Governor Baker to serve on the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board, has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for management-side employment law.
Prior to entering private practice, Dretler served as an assistant district attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for District Attorney Ralph Martin and as a law clerk to Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where he serves as Treasurer of its Alumni/ae Board, and his B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.