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Gwen Nolan King

(617) 227-3030


  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Fairfield University, 2004

Practice Areas:

Gwen Nolan King concentrates her practice in complex business, employment, real estate and product liability litigation. Gwen has successfully represented clients in complex commercial disputes before both federal and state judiciaries. In addition to representation in litigation, Gwen regularly advises clients on contractual negotiations and employment issues in an effort to reduce the risk of future litigation.

Gwen is committed to donating her time to represent those in need. Over the years Gwen has donated pro bono representation through the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project and the Volunteer Lawyers Project. While in law school, Gwen worked extensively on post-conviction capital appeals in Houston, Texas through the Texas Defender Service and Cornell Law’s Death Penalty Project.

Prior to returning to Boston and joining SRBC, Gwen worked as a litigator at Sperling & Slater, a prominent litigation boutique in Chicago. Gwen began her career in Boston as a litigation associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart.

Representative Experience:

  • Lead counsel representing dozens of plaintiffs in product liability suit.
  • Advises and represents major supplier of automobile components in contractual negotiations and disputes.
  • Secured dismissal of employment discrimination claim against private college.
  • Conducted Title IX investigation for private college. 
  • Achieved favorable settlement for commercial retailer in wrongful termination suit. 
  • Won dismissal on behalf of product manufacturer in product liability suit.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for major entertainment venue in breach of contract litigation.
  • Won summary judgment against manager of LLC in breach of fiduciary duty action. 
  • Attained favorable settlement for guarantors in multimillion dollar claim by a major bank. 
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a trustee against breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Assisted in securing favorable settlement on behalf of university in real estate dispute with municipality. 
  • Advised non-profit residential community on issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  • "Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts Rising Star" (Business Litigation), Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Selected to be part of the WBA's Women’s Leadership Initiative, 2015-2016
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (Business Litigation), Boston magazine, 2014-2015

Speaking Engagements:

  • "The Supremes: A Year in Review of Labor & Employment Cases," Boston Bar Association CLE Panel, May 10, 2016
  • "Pretrial Litigation," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, November 12, 2015


  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association (Women’s Leadership Initiative, 2015-2016) 
  • Cornell Law School Alumni Advisory Committee (Boston)


  • "Leave Policies" - Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook, 4th Edition, Chapter 5, MCLE (co-author), 2016
  • "Duties to Colleagues" - Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts, 4th Edition, Chapter 4, MCLE (co-author), 2015  
  • Eastern District of Texas – Plaintiffs’ Paradise Lost – Law360 (co-author), September 15, 2010


  • Massachusetts
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Related News:

October 24, 2016 -
Sugarman Rogers Makes the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's "Pro Bono Honor Roll"
As we celebrate National Pro Bono Week and Massachusetts Pro Bono Month, we are pleased to announce that Sugarman Rogers has qualified for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's (SJC) 2015 "Pro Bono Honor Roll."

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October 21, 2016 -
Nineteen Sugarman Rogers Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

Nineteen lawyers from Sugarman Rogers have been included in this year’s edition of the Massachusetts "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" lists. 
Sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2016 "Super Lawyers" list, an honor based on peer review and professional ...
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October 20, 2016 -
Victory for Tax Accountant in Family Business Dispute
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August 01, 2016 -
Employment Law Alert: Pay Equity Act
On Monday, August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed the Act to Establish Pay Equity  (“Pay Equity Act”) which will become effective July 1, 2018.  Below are the big takeaways for employers:

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June 10, 2016 -
Self-Help Discovery May Constitute Protected Activity
Verdrager v. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., et al.

On May 31, 2016, in a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that an employee who accesses and copies confidential company documents and shares those documents with an ...
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May 26, 2016 -
Constructive Discharge: Under Title VII, Limitations Period Starts When Employee Gives Notice of Resignation
On May 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Green v. Brennan that the statute of limitations for a federal employee's constructive discharge claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 begins to run on the date the employee gives notice of his or her resignation. ...
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May 01, 2016 -
100% of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen Female Partners Named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts"
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen is proud to announce that all of their female partners have been named “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts," by Super Lawyers® and were featured in the April issue of Boston magazine.

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March 07, 2016 -
Employment Law Alert: Bulwer v. Mount Auburn Hosp., No. SJC-11875, 2015 WL 10376073 (Mass. Feb. 29, 2016).
In a decision published on February 29, 2016, Bulwer v. Mount Auburn Hospital, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the evidentiary burden a plaintiff must meet to overcome a motion for summary judgment in an employment discrimination claim under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § ...
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January 28, 2016 -
SRBC Supports “Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid”
SRBC proudly supports the Equal Justice Coalition’s 17th Annual “Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid” on January 28. The walk is one of the largest lobby days at the Massachusetts State House, with a goal to urge lawmakers to approve a budget of $27 million for programs that provide civil legal aid to ...
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November 06, 2015 -
SRBC Lawyers Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Twenty lawyers from SRBC 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 state. In this year’s listings, SRBC ...
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September 23, 2015 -
Gwen Nolan King Selected for Women’s Bar Association 2015-2016 Women’s Leadership Initiative
Gwen Nolan King, an associate at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, was selected by the Women’s Bar Association to participate in the 2015-2016 Women’s Leadership Initiative. The program brings together senior women attorneys and women who have been identified as rising stars and future leaders in ...
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