Veteran Employment Attorney Joins Fisher Phillips Boston Office
BOSTON, MA (May 28, 2013) – Fisher Phillips announced that veteran employment attorney Jeffrey A. Dretler joined the firm’s Boston office. Dretler comes from Prince Lobel, where he specialized in the health care, media, and hospitality industries.
Dretler represents employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in cases involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, civil rights, and wage and hour issues. He also provides counsel on reasonable accommodation, independent contractor law, workplace investigations, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and drafts noncompetition agreements, severance agreements, and personnel manuals.
Joseph W. Ambash, managing partner of the Fisher Phillips Boston office, said, “Jeff has the employment law expertise crucial to clients as employment law becomes increasingly complex and perilous, and his industry experience is a perfect fit for a market where health care and hospitality are major economic drivers.”
Dretler said: “A national labor and employment firm like Fisher Phillips is the ideal platform for growing an employment practice. The firm’s infrastructure and commitment to employment law provide clients with a combination of legal depth and geographic reach. Fisher Phillips has the capability to represent local companies, national firms based in New England or out-of-town companies with a New England presence.”
Prior to joining Prince Lobel, Dretler practiced at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo. He also served as an assistant district attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and as a law clerk to Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Dretler earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and his B.A.. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
In September 2012, Dretler was named employer co-chair of the Leadership Development Program committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, which provides leadership training and development to a select group of Section members representing all constituencies of the Section (Union/Employee, Employee, Employer, Government and Neutral). Dretler also serves as management co-chair of the Section’s Employment At Will subcommittee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities committee, and has held other leadership positions within the Section. Dretler served for more than a decade on the Anti-Defamation League’s New England Regional Board of Directors and has served on the board of the Human Resources Council.