David Conforto

David Conforto

Founder
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone:
(617) 721-9139
Fax:
(617) 307-7047
Email:

David is the Founder & Managing Partner of Conforto Law Group.  He concentrates in employment law and dedicates his practice to the exclusive representation of employees.  David has substantial experience handling a diverse array of employment matters, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and employment contract disputes.  Where necessary, he litigates matters to successful resolution in state and federal court and before administrative agencies.  David also advises clients in non-litigation matters involving non-compete issues, reasonable accommodations, and the drafting of employment contracts. 

David has been a contributing author to the Massachusetts Discrimination Law Reporter, which analyzes key opinions issued by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination every quarter.  In 2006, he co-authored, Without A Remedy: The Massachusetts Whistleblower's Brush With ERISA, which was published in the Suffolk University Law Review.

Before founding Conforto Law Group, David was associated with two prominent Boston-based law firms where he concentrated in employment law.
 
Notable Experience
 Represented senior auditing executive at one of the nation's largest insurance companies in claims against employer for age discrimination and breach of contract. 

 Represented lead researcher at major biotechnology firm in claims against employer for whistleblower retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 

 Represented information technology professional at national office supply store for claims against employer for handicap discrimination and retaliation.

 Represented real estate agent in claims against employer for sexual harassment, civil rights violations, and gender discrimination.

 Represented Division I track & field coach in claims against university for disparate pay based on gender in violation of the Federal and Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. 
 
Interests
David is an avid runner and has participated in four Boston Marathons.  He is an active fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program. 

Education
Boston College Law School, Juris Doctor, Executive Editor
Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honors & Cum Laude

Memberships
 American Association for Justice
 American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
 Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
 Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
 Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
 National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter, Board of Directors
 National & Massachusetts Employers Lawyers Association, Treasurer
 Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce
 Norfolk County Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Review: Environmental Affairs Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Brandeis University
    • B.A. cum laude

Published Works

  • Forced arbitration: A Prelude to the Jury Trial’s Obsolescence, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2016
  • Family Rights Discrimination Claims: Breaking More Barriers in the Workplace, Mass Dissent, 2011
  • Still Chasing the Blender: Achieving Equal Pay for Equal Work Across Genders, Mass Dissent, 2007
  • Without a Remedy: The Massachusetts Whistleblower’s Brush with ERISA, Suffolk University Law Review (with David Angueira), 2006
  • Traditional and Modern-Day Biopiracy: Redefining the Biopiracy Debate, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, 2004

Representative Clients

  • From age discrimination to sexual harassment claims to severance negotiations, no one case is the same. By focusing our practice in employment law, we have developed a deep understanding of the many variables that create exposure for employers and drive settlement negotiations. For more information, please visit: www.confortolaw.com/ourwork/
  • Pursuing an employment law claim is a significant decision. The process requires planning, patience, and perseverance. We are selective in the clients who we take on and, likewise, you should be careful in choosing an attorney. The following video features testimonials from actual clients who discuss their experience working with our firm: www.confortolaw.com/be-selective/

Classes/Seminars

  • Employment Discrimination: Case Survey & Hot Topics, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Presenter, 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association , 2010 - Present
  • Commentator, The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Reporter, Landlaw, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachussets Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Member
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fundraiser, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boston Marathon Team in Training Program
  • Patient Ambassador, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Adult Care, 2012 - 2013
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Chapter of National Lawyers Guild, 2007 - 2009
  • Treasurer, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, 2007 - 2009
  • Testimony, Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, House Bill No. 1794 to Eliminate Non-Compete Agreements , 2009 - Present
  • International Observer, Referendum on Venezuelan Constitutional Reforms, 2007 - Present