Our Speaker: Samia M. Kirmani,
Samia M. Kirmani is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and co-leader of the Workplace Training Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in employment counseling, training, policy development, and litigation on behalf of management.
Ms. Kirmani provides practical legal advice to clients on various employment law issues, including discrimination, pay equity, health and leave management, reductions in force, retaliation and whistleblower matters, individual separations, and employee relations issues. Ms. Kirmani also assists clients with policy creation, revision and implementation and routinely conducts management and employee trainings on topics in employment law, including sexual harassment prevention and best management practices. Ms. Kirmani also advises clients with respect to drafting and implementing national arbitration agreements.
Ms. Kirmani defends employers in employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Ms. Kirmani is a frequent speaker and addresses Legal and Human Resources audiences on current and various workplace law topics, such as paid sick leave, arbitration agreements and class action waivers, pay equity, and employment discrimination.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Kirmani served as in-house counsel at a technology company, focusing on employment law (including employee relations, discrimination, employment disputes and reduction in force issues) and dispute management. While attending law school, she was a Solicitations Editor for the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.
Honors and Recognitions
Professional Associations and Activities
· Boston Bar Association
· Boston College Law School Alumni Association
· Massachusetts Bar Association, House of Delegates, former member
· Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Employment & Labor Law Curriculum Advisory Committee, former member
· South Asian Bar Association of North America, Labor and Employment Section Board Member and Former Co-Chair
· South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Advisory Committee Member (2009-present) and former President (2007-2009)