Company: Whitham Law
Location: Boston, MA United States
Boston, MA, November 4, 2015, Michele Whitham, Whitham Law, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in labor and employment law.
Over the course of more than two and a half decades, Ms. Whitham has desired to change the world and make a difference. After serving as part of a multidisciplinary group at Cornell from 1976 until 1988, she decided that law would be a great fit for her aspirations. She earned a JD from Cornell, as well as a Master of Science in human development, Master of Arts in teaching, and a Bachelor of Arts from the same institution.
Prior to opening and owning her own law firm, she was a partner with Foley Hoag for more than 27 years. At this firm, she served in the labor and employment group, represented employers in every aspect of the employment relationship, advised global businesses, and litigated claims involving computer fraud and abuse by employees. Additionally, she addressed issues and human affairs needs in the workplace. Based on her range of experience in litigating and advising on data theft, systems breach and cyber-attack cases, she founded and co-chaired the firm’s Security and Privacy Practice Group. She also conducted internal investigations of aligned employee misconduct, and protected companies from internal and external threats to computer systems and proprietary information. In addition to her trial work, Ms. Whitman has more than 25 years of alternative dispute resolution experience.
Ms. Whitham also previously worked for a firm that provided legal representation in the areas of business, energy and environmental, health care law, intellectual property, international litigation and arbitration, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and development, and regulatory and government strategies. One of the top rated lawyers in Boston, as well as an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, Ms. Whitman maintains affiliation with the legal field through the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Foundation, and the Unified Court System of the State of New York. Looking toward the future, Ms. Whitman would like to be known as a guru in the legal community.
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