MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
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From left: James M. Pender and Richard V. Gello

Suffolk County

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys James M. Pender and Richard V. Gello, both members of the Massachusetts Bar Association, presented the webinar, “Progressive Discipline for Local Housing Authorities,” sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development on Sept. 13. In their presentation, Pender and Gello addressed the different levels of progressive discipline, how local housing authority directors and managers can determine appropriate discipline for employees, and additional considerations in the disciplinary process, such as employee rights, documentation and policies. 

Pender provides labor and employment law advice and litigates matters on behalf of public and private sector employers. Much of Pender's practice involves providing legal advice and guidance to clients regarding both union and non-union personnel to help employers navigate the often-complicated array of federal and state laws and regulations affecting employment. 

Gello counsels private and public sector employers in labor and employment matters. Gello's extensive labor law experience includes handling discipline, performance, management, and collective bargaining negotiations. He assists employers with all legal aspects of working harmoniously with labor unions. 


The Massachusetts Bar Association accepts MBA member-submitted announcements for publication in eJournal. Get further connected with fellow MBA members by sharing your noteworthy professional and personal accomplishments. There is no cost to participate.

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