Michael R. Bertoncini is a Partner in the Boston, Massachusetts office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
Mr. Bertoncini practices labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on labor relations, and employment law counseling and litigation. In labor relations matters, he regularly counsels clients on the practice of positive employee relations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of organized clients, represents clients in labor arbitrations and National Labor Relations Board proceedings, and counsels clients with respect to rights and obligations under collective bargaining agreements and applicable labor and employment laws. He also has extensive experience in advising organizations responding to corporate campaigns and negotiating neutrality agreements.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Bertoncini was Deputy General Counsel for a hospital system that is the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. He was responsible for all of the system’s labor and employment law matters, and was involved in its acquisition by a private equity firm as well as its growth from six to ten hospitals in a twelve-month period. His three years as in-house counsel for this large health care system give Mr. Bertoncini a keen understanding of the impact of labor and employment law issues on clients’ business operations.
In addition to his labor relations experience, Mr. Bertoncini has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and counseling clients on whistleblower and retaliation matters, as well as negotiating executive agreements, both employment and separation agreements. Mr. Bertoncini also represents clients in the litigation of employment matters. His litigation experience includes matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has appeared before United States Courts of Appeals and District Courts, Massachusetts and New York state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mr. Bertoncini has been a member of the Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association since 2010. He is a frequent speaker and trainer on labor and employment law topics for various organizations including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Council on Education in Management, Lorman Education Services, the Boston Bar Association, and several chambers of commerce. Before taking an in-house position, Mr. Bertoncini was consistently named a “Rising Star” by Law & Politics Magazine.
Mr. Bertoncini is currently admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York, as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts.
Mr. Bertoncini graduated from Boston College cum laude in 1993 where he won the John A. McCarthy, SJ Award for the most distinguished Scholar of the College thesis, and he earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1996.