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Keerthi Sugumaran

Associate
Boston

P 617-305-1216
F 617-367-2155
Keerthi.Sugumaran@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Keerthi Sugumaran is an Associate in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing and defending employers in workplace legal issues, including preventive advice and counsel.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Sugumaran worked at a Boston law firm for over four years as a general litigator. During this time, she represented employers in front of the MCAD, EEOC, state and federal courts. Ms. Sugumaran also participated in a six-month secondment, working in-house for a private equity firm.

While attending law school, Ms. Sugumaran was a member of the Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy and the Chief Competition Director of the Moot Court Honor Board. Ms. Sugumaran was a semi-finalist in the Thomas C. Clark Appellate Advocacy Competition, as well as a quarter-finalist and second speaker at the Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Court Competition. Ms. Sugumaran was named to the Dean’s List from 2008-2011, received the Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure, the Dean’s Public Citizen Award and the Scales of Justice Award.

During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Sugumaran received the Philo Sherman Bennett Award for Best Thesis in Government & Legal Studies and was named to the Dean’s List in 2006.

Ms. Sugumaran’s recent litigation experience includes:

  • Obtained summary judgment for supervisor in an age discrimination case, federal court, Massachusetts
  • Successfully defended an automobile dealership accused of religious discrimination in a multi-day public hearing at the MCAD

Honors and Recognitions

  • South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Board Member of the Year (2018)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Group
  • South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Board Member (2018-present), President (2019)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Lawyers Clearinghouse – Advising nonprofits on employment issues

Published Works

  • “United States Supreme Court Sounds the Death Knell for Class Arbitration—Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp., 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010),” Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy (Spring 2011) [Author]

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December 12, 2018
SHRM

Keerthi Sugumaran Comments on Writing Employee Warning Letters

December 12, 2018

Keerthi Sugumaran comments on implications of writing and delivering employee warning letters in "13 Ways to Improve Written Warnings and Manage Employees Better," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

November 27, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Keerthi Sugumaran Elected President, Named Board Member of the Year By the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston

November 27, 2018

BOSTON, MA (November 27, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Keerthi Sugumaran has been elected President and named Board Member of the Year by the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB). As President, Ms. Sugumaran will help further... Read More

December 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... Read More

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April 19, 2019

Massachusetts Releases Paid Family and Medical Leave Employee Template Notices

April 19, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has released template notices employers may use to fulfill the notice requirement to employees and 1099-MISC independent contractors under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA), G.L. c. 175M. Employers must provide a notice to their current workforce by... Read More

April 2, 2019

Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Publishes Draft Paid Family Leave Regulations

April 2, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has published updated draft regulations implementing the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFMLA) that, in many respects, substantially change or add to the initial draft regulations published in January 2019. (For more on the January draft, see our article,... Read More

March 27, 2019

Massachusetts Releases Paid Family and Medical Leave Employer Guide, Workplace Poster

March 27, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has released a new guide for employers on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA), G.L. c. 175M. The guide clarifies some questions generated by draft regulations published in January. The guide, released on March 26, 2019, explains what actions employers must... Read More

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