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The MBA’s Business Law Section is designed to improve the practice of both in-house counsel and outside business counsel through seminars, practice forums, legislation and committee activity in a wide variety of areas, such as high technology, small business, bankruptcy, banking and commercial law.


Energy Law Practice Group Guest Speaker

Join the Energy Law Practice Group on Thursday, May 1st from 5:30-7 pm at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. MORE

Business Law Open Meeting

Open meeting guest speaker: Oksana Westerbeke of Grant Thornton will present on business valuation issues.

Westerbeke is a managing director in Grant Thornton’s Financial and Valuation Services... MORE

Hot Topics for In-House Counsel

The Massachusetts Bar Association is presenting its 11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 9:15 AM-1 PM at the Massachusetts Bar Association, 20 West Street, Boston,... MORE


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  1. Digital Forensics For Litigators

    Apr 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Boston, MA
  2. 35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference

    Apr 24, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Boston, MA
  3. Central MA Health Care Conference

    Apr 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Worcester, MA
  4. Mock Trial: Current Issues under Padilla v. Kentucky

    May 5, 10:46 AM - 10:46 AM
    Boston, MA
  5. The Ethical Rules for the Family Law Attorney: Where is the line between zealous and over-zealous (u

    May 5, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Plymouth, MA


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  • David Harlow

    Employee Social Media Policies After NLRB Appointments Invalidated by Federal Court ... Everything You Know Is Wrong?

    Business Law (BL)

    In the latest chapter of some inside-the-Beltway wrangling over the validity of recess appointments by President Obama of National Labor Relations Board members, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals held the appointments to be invalid , thus invalidating all NLRB decisions in which these members had participated. These include, of course, some decisions touching on the regulation of employee use of social media by employees, whether or not the workforce is unionized. A number of the... MORE

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Euripides D. Dalmanieras (left), chair
Kelly  Kneeshaw-Price (right), vice chair

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The Business Law Section is seeking members to join the newly formed Energy Law Practice Group. Attorneys at all levels of practice and experience are encouraged to sign up.

The Energy Law practice group will bring together attorneys from across the energy law spectrum, from sole practitioners and private firms of all sizes to in-house counsel from organizations involved in the energy industry, including public utilities and developers, and non-profit organizations. Government attorneys, including attorneys at the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, Department of Public Utilities and Department of Environmental Protection, are also encouraged to join. Click here to learn more about the new practice group.

If you are interested in joining this new practice group, please contact Jean Stevens at


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