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Samia M. Kirmani

Principal
Boston

P 617-367-0025 F 617-367-2155
Samia.Kirmani@jacksonlewis.com

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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 Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm's pay equity and sexual harassment resource groups. She concentrates her practice in employment counseling, training, policy development, and litigation 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, conducting workplace investigations, and understanding unconscious bias. She provides practical legal advice to clients on various employment law issues, including harassment, discrimination, diversity and inclusion, 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. She also assists clients with creation, revision, and implementation of workplace policies. She also routinely conducts management and employee trainings on topics in employment law, including sexual harassment prevention, diversity and inclusion, and best management practices. 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, leaves of absence and related matters.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Samia served as in-house counsel at a technology company, focusing on employment and dispute management.

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

 

Honors and Recognitions

  • 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 Lawyer" (2011 - present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Harvard Law School Title IX Adjudicators Panel
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, House of Delegates, former member
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Employment & Labor Law Curriculum Advisory Committee, former member
  • Pakistan Association of Greater Boston
  • 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