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Alida Bográn-Acosta

Of Counsel
(617) 227-3030
 

Education:

  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1994
  • M.U.A., Boston University, 2008
  • B.A., Boston University, 1983

Practice Areas:

Alida Bográn-Acosta focuses her practice on labor and employment matters, representing employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.  Prior to joining SRBC, Alida served as counsel at a national law firm in Boston and as a former Commission Counsel at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.  Alida provides legal advice on fair employment practices, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, employee counseling, internal investigation, negotiation of employment and severance agreements, and workplace policies, including drafting personnel manuals and employment policies.  In addition, she develops and conducts presentations and training programs on employment-related topics.  She has also completed the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s “Train-the-Trainer” certification programs in harassment and discrimination prevention.

Alida is fluent in Spanish and is certified as a Court Interpreter by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the Massachusetts Office of Court Interpreter Services.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained lack of probable cause findings in over 90 individual discrimination claims filed against various clients before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Defense finding at public hearing of race and retaliation claims against national retailer
  • Defense verdict in jury trial of race and discrimination case in Superior Court
  • Successful defense of disability and retaliation claims in federal trial and appellate courts

Recognition:

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor), Boston magazine, 2012-2013
  • President’s Award, Boston Bar Association, 2011

Selected Presentations:

  • “Employment Handbooks: The Top 10 List,” Massachusetts Oilheat Council, November 2009
  • “Employment Law: Trends and Best Practices,” (webinar), New England Fuel Institute, March 2009
  • Panelist, “Non-Traditional Workers and the Employment Laws,” MCLE, Inc., May 2009
  • “Family and Medical Leave Update,” Client Roundtable, March 2008
  • Employment & Labor Law Update, New England Corporate Counsel Association, September 2007
  • Panelist, “Do Undocumented Workers Have Rights?,” 29th Annual Labor & Employment Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association, May 2007
  • Panelist, “Representing Clients Before the MCAD,” MCLE, Inc., February 2007

Memberships:

  • Boston Bar Association (Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2013-; Mentor, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Mentoring Program, 2009-2011)
  • Boston Lawyers Group (Mentor, 2002-present)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Labor & Employment Section)
  • Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (Mentor, Latinos in Law, 2008-2009)
  • Women’s Bar Foundation, Boston (Trustee, 2004-2008)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Admissions:

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Related News:

February 11, 2014 -
SRBC Supports "Walk to the Hill" for Civil Legal Aid
SRBC participated in the Equal Justice Coalition's 15th Annual "Walk to the Hill" for Civil Legal Aid on January 30. The walk is one of the largest annual lobbying events at the Massachusetts State House. This year more than 500 attorneys gathered to urge lawmakers to approve a budget ...
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October 22, 2013 -
25 SRBC Lawyers Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Twenty-five lawyers from SRBC, more than in any prior year, have been included in this year’s edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers annually publishes the results of a peer-survey and independent-research study designed to identify leading lawyers by ...
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February 26, 2013 -
New FMLA Final Rule: Summary of Changes and Next Steps for Employers

On February 6, 2013, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule (the “2013 Regulations”) on the FMLA.  The 2013 Regulations become effective March 8, 2013.

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October 24, 2012 -
22 SRBC Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers"
Twenty-two SRBC lawyers have been listed among the top attorneys in Massachusetts in the annual Super Lawyers rankings.

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