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Philip J. Gordon

Philip Gordon

Gordon Law Group, LLP
585 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Gordon Law Group, LLP
Phone 617-536-1800
Fax 617-536-1802


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2014

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 years bottom-image

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts

Employment & Labor

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Philip's employment practice focuses on the employee, representing employees in every aspect of the employment relationship, with a particular concentration on class and collective action litigation for overtime pay, minimum wages, regular wages and commissions. Philip also has expertise with respect to negotiation of executive employment contracts and equity packages, including matters related to stock options and other forms of equity, as well as severance payments, acceleration clauses, vacation benefits and bonuses. Philip also has expertise with respect to misclassification of employees as independent contractors, treatment of non-exempt employees as exempt, and enforcement of executive liability. Philip has acted as lead counsel in federal and state court; acted as lead negotiator in direct and facilitated dispute resolution sessions; and negotiated employment contracts, option contracts, noncompetition agreements and severance agreements.

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Ask Super Lawyers: answered by Philip Gordon

Can I be fired without a warning in Massachusetts?
In short, yes, but they must still take certain steps. Your employer may fire you without warning, …

How can I sue my employer for wrongful termination in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, employers are generally allowed to pay, promote, hire and fire employees as they …

About Philip Gordon

Law School: Suffolk University Law School

Admitted: 1995, Massachusetts

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Honors and Awards:

  • 40 Under 40, Boston Business Journal
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Charles Fried, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Judicial Clerkship

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (2010 - present)
  • Chair, Wage and Hour Committee of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (2006-2010)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • One of Massachusetts's leading treatises on the laws governing overtime, Co-Author, Overtime Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Massachusetts State Law, MCLE, 2011
  • Lecturer, Win-Win: Negotiating the Employment Relationship for Success, Harvard Business School Alumni Association, 2009
  • Lecture to the Harvard Business School Alumni Association on executive compensation matters., Lecturer, Salary Negotiations: Aligning Your Interests and Lining Your Pockets, Harvard Business School Alumni Association, 2008
  • Chair of panel discussing Wage and Hour Issues to the New England Regional Conference of the National Employment Lawyers Association., Chair, Wage and Hour Issues, New England Regional Conference of the National Employment Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Lecture on compensation law as it impacts pharmacists and others who work in the pharmacy environment., Speaker, Compensation Law in the Pharmacy, 2008


  • Mr. Gordon discusses discrimination against people on the basis of Body Mass Index, NECN - The Morning Show, 2012
  • Mr. Gordon discusses the consequences of lying on your resume with FOX News, FOX News, 2010
  • Mr. Gordon discusses employer privacy policies with WBZ News, WBZ News, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Bowdoin College
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