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Bertoncini Joins Jackson Lewis in Boston

BOSTON, MA (February 9, 2012) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that Michael R. Bertoncini has joined the firm’s Boston office as Partner.  Mr. Bertoncini joins Jackson Lewis with over 15 years of experience in the labor and employment field, with a particular emphasis on healthcare labor relations.

He comes to Jackson Lewis from Steward Health Care System, the largest fully integrated community care organization in the region, where he held the position of Deputy General Counsel since Steward’s inception in 2010.  Before joining Steward, Mr. Bertoncini was Deputy General Counsel at Caritas Christi Health Care. 

While with Caritas Christi Health Care, Mr. Bertoncini was responsible for negotiating a series of complex and groundbreaking labor agreements with various unions in Massachusetts that helped Caritas achieve its strategic labor relations goals.  Mr. Bertoncini also worked on the transaction that resulted in Steward’s purchase of Caritas’ six hospitals and the creation of a for-profit healthcare system.  Upon joining Steward, Mr. Bertoncini assumed responsibility for all labor and employment matters, and was involved in Steward’s growth from six hospitals to ten hospitals in a twelve-month period. 

“Michael’s years as in-house counsel give him a keen understanding of the impact of labor and employment law issues on clients’ business operations,” said Andrew C. Pickett, Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis’ Boston office.  “We are excited to have him on board, and confident that his arrival and the added labor relations depth it brings will help us serve our clients – particularly those in the healthcare field -  better than ever.”

In addition to his labor relations experience, Mr. Bertoncini has extensive experience with respect to internal investigations, whistleblower and retaliation matters, and executive employment and separation agreements.  At Jackson Lewis, Mr. Bertoncini will draw upon his broad experiences to provide clients with sound, practical legal representation in both labor and employment matters.

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.

He 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.

Jackson Lewis’ Boston office can be reached by calling (617) 367-0025.

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis, dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law, is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the U.S., with almost 700 attorneys practicing in 48 cities nationwide. We have a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Planning and Counseling; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits, including Complex ERISA Litigation and Executive Compensation; Global Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Trade Secrets, Non-Competes and Workplace Technology; Wage and Hour Compliance; Workplace Safety Compliance and Corporate Diversity Counseling.  In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Employment Issues; Management Education, including e-Based Training; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Issues; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.

For the 10th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations.  Representing a decade of excellence, we have once again earned a spot on the BTI Client Service A-Team.  Jackson Lewis has also been recognized by in-house counsel of Fortune 1000 companies after a comprehensive survey, as “the single highest-ranked firm clients want by their side in employment battles.”  In addition, Jackson Lewis is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the categories of both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms.”  Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 5000 litigations and approximately 300 class actions; over 2100 litigations were brought to the firm in 2010 alone. And finally, Jackson Lewis is affiliated with L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide.

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