Plain Named Co-Managing Partner of Barton Gilman

Matthew R. Plain has been named Co-Managing Partner of Barton Gilman LLP. Alongside fellow co-managing partners, Francis A. Connor, III and Edward D. Shoulkin, he will oversee the firm’s day-to-day management and operation. In addition to his executive role with…

Carr Joins Litigation Counsel of America

Angela L. Carr has accepted an invitation to join the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a diverse honorary society of 3,500 of highly regarded trial lawyers within the United States. The LCA is an invitation-only network of fewer than one-half of…

Understanding the Impact of OSHA’s New COVID-19 Policies on Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers to implement policies for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing. The ETS applies to private employers with more than 100 employees. While the…

Emergency Temporary Standard: Understanding the Impact of OSHA’s New COVID-19 Policies on Massachusetts Charter Schools

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers to implement policies for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing. The ETS applies to private employers with more than 100 employees. While the…

Fourteen Barton Gilman Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers

Fourteen Barton Gilman attorneys have been selected as 2021 New England Super Lawyers, a directory of leading attorneys who are evaluated on various measures of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers John J. Barton, Rhode Island, Professional Liability (2013-2021)…

Real Estate Blog: Legal risks of security cameras to property owners

In May 2019, I appeared on WTNH, News 8 cautioning property owners about the installation and placement of security cameras on their property.  I warned of the possible liability and claims that could arise by an installation that may show…

Carr Named a 2021 Top Woman in Law

Angela L. Carr has been named a 2021 Top Woman in Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The Top Women of Law celebrates the achievements of exceptional women lawyers who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models. An event in celebration…

Education Law Update: United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Launches Investigations Regarding Prohibitions of Indoor Masking in Schools

On August 30, 2021, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (the “OCR”) opened directed investigations in five (5) states to explore whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminates against students with disabilities who are at…

Education Reform Blog: A Brief History of School Lunch

The Education Reform Primer: A blog exploring the history of public school education in America By Matthew R. Plain Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of school children qualified for free or reduced-price lunches under the United States…