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Maria Benvenuto focuses her practice on a wide range of complex labor and employment issues. She counsels companies on a variety of matters, including personnel policies, wage and hour issues, employment and executive contracts, and non-compete and non-solicitation litigation.
She has experience navigating clients through a myriad of disputes, including those relating to discrimination and retaliation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), among others. She also regularly advises corporations on the labor and employment aspects of both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Maria is committed to pro bono work and maintains an active pro bono practice. Her recent efforts include representing juvenile asylum applicants in deportation proceedings, negotiating joint venture collectives among various entities to provide nonprofit employees access to affordable health care, and representing victims of domestic abuse in obtaining restraining orders from their abusers.
While in law school, Maria served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Boston College Law Review and gained valuable experience serving as the Vice President of Boston College Law School's Women's Law Center and Co-President of the Native American Law Student Association. She also spent time volunteering with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, where she worked under the Navajo Attorney General on sovereignty-related issues.
- J.D., Boston College Law School, 2018
- B.A., Villanova University, 2015
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- New York County Lawyer's Association