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Samia M. Kirmani

Principal
Boston

P 617-367-0025 F 617-367-2155

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Samia M. Kirmani

Biography

Samia M. Kirmani is a principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and co-leader of the firm's Workplace Training group. She is also a member of the firm's Corporate Diversity Counseling practice group, the Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations practice group, and the pay equity and sexual harassment resource groups. She concentrates her practice in employment counseling, investigations, training, and policy development on behalf of management.

Samia regularly conducts interactive and engaging training programs for boards, executive leadership teams, managers, employees, individuals, in-house counsel, and human resource professionals on various workplace topics, such as discrimination and harassment prevention; diversity, equity, inclusion, and bias; conducting workplace investigations, and the range of workplace law topics. 

She provides practical legal advice to clients on various employment law issues, including with respect to internal investigations; harassment and discrimination; diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; pay equity; health and leave management; reductions in force; retaliation and whistleblower matters; individual separations; and employee relations issues. Samia also conducts and advises clients with respect to investigations, including those involving leadership, boards, managers, employees, and third parties. Samia serves as a firm resource on drafting and implementing national arbitration agreements. She defends employers in employment-related administrative proceedings at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. 

Samia is a frequent speaker, commentator, and author for various audiences and publications on workplace law topics, such as harassment, investigations, diversity and inclusion, discrimination, pay equity, arbitration agreements and class action waivers, and related matters.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Samia served as in-house counsel at a technology company, focusing on employment and dispute management. Before that, she practiced employment law and litigation at a general practice firm and served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

While attending law school, she was a solicitations editor for the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Boston Magazine, "Top Lawyers" (2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2019-present)
  • Legal 500 USA, "Recommended Attorney" (2020)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2008-2010) and "Super Lawyers" (2011-present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Advisory Committee Member (2009-present) and former President (2007-2009)
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America, Labor and Employment Section Board Member and Former Co-Chair
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association, Women’s Leadership Institute Mentor (2020-present)
  • ​Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Employment & Labor Law Curriculum Advisory Committee, former member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, House of Delegates, former member

Published Works

  • “ACC Quick Overview: What In-House Counsel Needs to Know About the New Federal Law Ending Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims in the United States,” Association of Corporate Counsel (May 26, 2022) [Co-Author]

Speeches

  • "Diversity Equity and Inclusion: Conscious Bias, Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions and More," Independent Community Bankers of America (October 2021) (presenter)