MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

MBA members included among Most Influential Asian-American Pacific Islanders

Kay Hodge
, a past Massachusetts Bar Association president and current partner at Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP, and Casner & Edwards LLP partner Renee Inomata were named to Get Konnected!’s inaugural list of Boston’s 50 Most Influential Asian-American Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The list highlights the most influential AAPI leaders in Boston in several categories, including Academia; Art and Culture; Business; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Media; Politics and Public Sector; Legal; and Philanthropy, Social Service and Social Impact. View the full list of honorees at


Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys present at labor law events

Damien DiGiovanni HeadshotMorgan, Brown & Joy partner and MBA member Damien M. DiGiovanni, presented on the Employment Law Alliance webinar, “2023 US Labor Law Year in Review,” on Jan. 24.

DiGiovanni represents public and private sector clients in various industries, including higher education, transportation, retail, public utilities, municipalities and health care, both in Massachusetts and across the country. His labor law practice includes day-to-day counseling to clients regarding contract administration and compliance with various state and federal labor laws. He represents employers in collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; and proceedings before the NLRB, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations, and state and federal courts. He is also an experienced litigator, handling employment law matters involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, noncompete agreements, and wage and hour class action lawsuits. 


Ryan-JaziriFellow partner and MBA member Ryan W. Jaziri moderated the panel, “The Latest in Labor Law,” as part of the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting and Tradeshow on Jan. 20.

Jaziri represents employers in labor and employment matters locally and nationally across various industries, including higher education, retail, health care, municipalities and small businesses. As a litigator, he defends employers in claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, breach of contract, restrictive covenant violations, and wage and hour lawsuits. Jaziri regularly appears in federal and state courts, as well as before government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, and similar state agencies across the country. His labor law practice includes representing employers in collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges.


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.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send a blurb of 75 words or less to Please include your name, firm/place of work, and the town and county where you work. Photo submissions are also welcome (hi-res, 300 dpi or larger, photos).

Announcements accepted for consideration include individual professional accomplishments (new jobs, promotions, recent accomplishments or awards*, etc.) and personal news (weddings, engagements, birth announcements, and other notable outside-of-work accomplishments). 

*Awards should not include mentions in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, AV ratings and other list-type awards due to the large number of attorneys who receive them.