Robert M. Hale

Robert M. Hale

Partner Chair, Labor & Employment
Robert M. Hale

Rob Hale, a partner in and chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, represents employers across a broad spectrum of employment matters.

Professional Activities

Mr. Hale is a former employer co-chair of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a former chair of the ABA's subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the ABA's subcommittee on the WARN Act and the Boston Bar Association's Employee Benefits/ERISA Committee. He is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).


Mr. Hale was elected as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2007. He has also been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers magazine.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Hale’s practice involves representation of clients in employment litigation, including noncompetition, discrimination, wrongful discharge, FLSA and ERISA litigation. He has obtained successful results for employers at all stages of litigation, including in preliminary injunction proceedings, at summary judgment, at trial and on appeal. Mr. Hale is experienced in successfully representing employers before administrative agencies and in labor arbitrations. His practice also includes counseling in numerous areas of labor and employment law, including disability discrimination, sexual harassment and other discrimination matters; noncompetition agreement and other restrictive covenants; downsizing; employment agreements; wage and hour compliance; collective bargaining; and personnel policy development and administration. In addition, Mr. Hale is experienced in providing training for managers, supervisors and human resources professionals.



J.D., 1983
Boston University School of Law

(magna cum laude)

B.S., 1980
Cornell University


1983 to 1984 Massachusetts Appeals Court, Honorable Christopher J. Armstrong



District of Columbia


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