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Jody L. Newman


Jody L. Newman

Jody Newman helps clients solve employment disputes. She is also an experienced workplace trainer, having developed and conducted individualized employment law and professionalism trainings for businesses large and small.

Jody has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, including employment-related contract, tort, discrimination cases, and business litigation. Jody has extensive experience in civil litigation before state and federal courts and government agency forums. She has conducted jury and non-jury trials and appeals, and is also skilled in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law. She is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients.

Her background as plaintiff's counsel provides a valuable perspective to employment defense work. Jody brings this unique vantage to her effective legal strategies for resolving employment disputes. This viewpoint helps her bridge the gap between corporate views and a plaintiff's perspective, resulting in agreeable solutions. Beyond litigation, Jody is skilled at investigating high-risk claims in the workplace and on college campuses.

Jody is also skilled in a neutral role. She is a Massachusetts certified mediator who has conducted many successful mediations. She is also a trained arbitrator and a member of the American Arbitration Association's Employment Law Panel.

Jody began her career more than 30 years ago with Collora LLP, now Hogan Lovells' Boston office, serving as Managing Partner from 2007 to 2012. She also serves on the Boards of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, the Women's Bar Association, and Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, devoting significant time to those nonprofit endeavors.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1983
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Delaware, 1980


  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • American Arbitration Association, Roster of Employment Law Arbitrators
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc., Board of Directors Member
  • Boston Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Massachusetts

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit


Employment Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Super Lawyers


Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation (Massachusetts)

Chambers USA

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