Nicholas  Anastasopoulos

Nick is a member of the Firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group and chair of the Higher Education Group.  His practice includes traditional private- and public-sector labor law, litigation of employment disputes, and counseling on labor, employment and human resource matters.  While maintaining a diverse practice, he has developed a significant emphasis on labor relations.  Nick regularly counsels clients on traditional labor issues, including election campaigns, complex contract formation disputes, grievance adjustment and arbitration, unfair labor charges, strikes, picketing, and other work stoppage issues and reduction-in-force planning. Nick has negotiated over 150 collective bargaining agreements and successfully represented public sector clients at the JLMC.  He has appeared before numerous state and federal agencies including the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Division of Labor Relations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In 2017 and in 2018, Human Resource Executive Magazine and Lawdragon have recognized Nick as being one of the “Top 20 Lawyers in Traditional Labor & Employment Law.” Boston magazine and Law & Politics have recognized Nick as one of Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” every year since 2013 and a Massachusetts “Rising Star” from 2006 to 2010. He was also selected by the Worcester Business Journal as one of the “40 Under Forty” young professionals honored for their professional achievements and community service.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • New England School of Law JD (1996)
  • Northeastern University BS (1993)

Publications/Presentations

  • “How do business owners protect themselves, their employees and clients as businesses start to reopen?,” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast, June 19, 2020
  • "COVID-19: OSHA’s Updated Guidance - Face Masks in the Workplace,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, June 18, 2020
  • “Update on COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement by OSHA and the Massachusetts Attorney General,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, May 22, 2020
  • “COVID-19 and NLRA AND OSHA," On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast, April 7, 2020
  • “National Labor Relations Board Ends 2019 by Overturning Multiple Obama-Era Labor Decisions,” GGI Insider, March 2020

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Department of Labor Relations Advisory Council, chair, re-appointed by Governor Baker
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association, Board member
  • Town of Sherborn, Personnel Board, Chair
  • Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities, Inc., Board of Directors
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