Jody L. Newman

Jody L. Newman


Email jody.newman@​

Phone +1 617 371 1006

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jody is known for her "prominence as an employment litigator" and "strong advocacy for her clients."

Chambers USA, 2019

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, with an emphasis in sexual harassment and sexual misconduct cases.

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. She also trains workforces to avoid discrimination.

Jody began her career more than 35 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 for Civil Rights, the Women's Bar Association, and Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, devoting significant time to those nonprofit endeavors.

Awards and recognitions


Employment Litigation
Super Lawyers


Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation (Massachusetts)
Chambers USA


Top 50 Women
New England Super Lawyers


Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
New England Super Lawyers


Labor and Employment Law
New England Best Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1983

B.A., University of Delaware, cum laude, 1980


Lawyers for Civil Rights, Board of Directors Member

American Arbitration Association, Roster of Employment Law Arbitrators

Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, Board of Directors Member

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc., Board of Directors Member

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Women's Network Advisory Board

Women in Law Empowerment Forum, Boston Chapter Co-Chair

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

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