Cheryl Pinarchick is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office and co-chair of the Pay Equity Practice Group.
Cheryl has extensive experience handling all aspects of employment litigation, including trials in state and federal court throughout the United States and in arbitrations. She has successfully defended employment actions alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation and other related claims. She has also successfully prosecuted and defended trade secret and non-competition agreements in numerous jurisdictions.
Cheryl has a sophisticated wage and hour practice and has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in wage and hour matters, including class and collective actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws.
Cheryl routinely counsels U.S. and foreign-based companies on compliance with employment laws and litigation avoidance. Her clients include public and private companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, biotech, government relations and emerging technologies.
With the patchwork of state and local pay equity and pay transparency laws, Cheryl dedicates significant time to the legal issues surrounding pay equality and pay transparency, including counseling employers on best practices and legal compliance, conducting pay equity evaluations and representing employers in litigation involving pay equity issues. She is a frequent presenter on pay equity and pay transparency both locally and nationally and has been quoted in several high-profile publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, Boston Business Journal, and ACC Docket. Cheryl has also appeared on CNN and Boston’s NBC News Station.