Lori A. Jodoin
111 Devonshire Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02109 | Phone: 617-742-7010 | Fax: 617-742-7225
Lori A. Jodoin
LORI A. JODOIN is a partner with the Boston law firm of Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP. Ms. Jodoin is an experienced employment litigator who represents individuals in the litigation of workplace-related claims, including sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, Family and Medical Leave Act, and family responsibility discrimination cases as well as in matters involving discrimination based on race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and retaliation. Ms. Jodoin also represents individuals in the analysis, negotiation, and enforcement of complex employment, compensation, and separation agreements. Ms. Jodoin represents employees on appeal, where there are significant employment law issues at stake. Ms. Jodoin brings efficiency, judgment, passion, and empathy to achieve excellent results.
Legal Service, Honors, and Achievements
Ms. Jodoin was elected by her peers to serve as the President of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (“MELA”) from June 2014-2016. MELA is an organization of employment attorneys who work to enforce and advance employee rights by increasing awareness, improving advocacy, supporting plaintiff-side employment lawyers in their practices, and monitoring legislation. Ms. Jodoin continues to serve on MELA’s Executive Committee, now as the Co-Chair of MELA’s Legislative Committee, where she is responsible for orchestrating MELA’s activities with respect to changes in the legislation governing the rights of Massachusetts employees. The Legislative Committee facilitates member participation in lobbying efforts and works with other organizations to identify and respond to issues arising in workplace legislation.
Ms. Jodoin is an active member of the legal community in Boston. In addition to her extensive involvement in MELA, Ms. Jodoin has also served on a Massachusetts Bar Association Committee charged with redrafting the Massachusetts Parental Leave Guidelines for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and has served on the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Council for the Massachusetts Bar Association. Ms. Jodoin organized a mentoring circle for the Women’s Bar Association.
Her vigorous representation of employees led to Ms. Jodoin being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers repeatedly in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, in recognition of her emerging reputation in ending discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and pregnancy, as well as representing employees terminated as a result of retaliation or other protected conduct. In 2014, Ms. Jodoin was named a Boston Rising Star by the National Law Journal and the Connecticut Law Tribune, an honor presented to only 40 outstanding attorneys in the Boston area, age 40 or younger. In 2015, Ms. Jodoin was named a Top Woman in Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Ms. Jodoin was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in her field.
Ms. Jodoin is a frequent lecturer on employment law for legal professional groups, including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Massachusetts Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and other bar associations. Recent speaking engagements include:
-Emerging Issues in the Changing Workplace, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, March 3, 2009;
-Survey of Employment Law Developments: Selected Cases Concerning Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, and Family Responsibility Discrimination, Massachusetts Bar Association, 30th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference, June 2, 2009;
-FMLA, MMLA & Gender-Based Discrimination Related to Motherhood Status, Women’s Bar Association, Mother’s Forum, April 13, 2010;
-Employment Law Landmines in Social Media, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, June 27, 2011;
-Layoffs, Firing & Severance Agreements, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, January 13, 2012;
-Men, Work and Gender: Representing Male FRD Plaintiffs, Work Life Law Center, Attorney Network Call, December 6, 2012;
-Employment Case Law, Legislative Developments & Trends Update 2013, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, March 28, 2013;
-Advising Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 20, 2013;
-Employment Law Landmines in Social Media, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, June 19, 2013;
-Leave & Accommodations Law Demystified, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, February 3, 2014;
-Causation After Nassar, Boston Bar Association, April 29, 2014;
-Employment Law Spring Symposium, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 1, 2014;
-Retaliation Claims After Vance, Nassar, and the Emerging ‘Manager Rule’ – Who’s Covered? Who’s Not? What’s Notice to the Employer and What’s Not, National Employment Lawyers’ 2014 Annual Convention, June 27, 2014;
-The Epic Struggle Over Market Basket: One-Off Phenomenon or Window into the Future, Northeastern University School of Law Annual Labor and Employment Program, December 4, 2014;
-Leave & Accommodations Law Demystified, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, January 29, 2015;
-Lori Jodoin’s and Rob Mantell’s Recent Sexual Harassment Trial Victory, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, February 12, 2015;
-What to Do When an Employment Case Comes Across Your Desk, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, May 12, 2015;
-Employment Law Spring Symposium, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, May 20, 2015; and
-Sexual Harassment After Gyulakian, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, November 15, 2016.
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2002
Bridgewater State College, B.A., 1995
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Court of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Ms. Jodoin is the co-author of a book, entitled, Representing a Plaintiff in a Wrongful Termination Case, which was published through the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education;
Employment Law Spring Symposium, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, April 28, 2016;
Employment Law, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Annual Convention, May 12, 2016; and
Employee Leave & Accommodations Law in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, June 28, 2016.