Brad Smith

Bradford J. Smith

Bradford J. Smith
+1 617 570 1256

Brad Smith, a partner in the firm's Employment practice, represents a variety of local, regional and national clients across many industries, including high technology, pharmaceutical, B2B, real estate, utilities, manufacturing, financial services and retail. His practice includes employment discrimination proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, wrongful discharge litigation, noncompetition and wage-hour/misclassification litigation (including class action litigation), proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, labor arbitrations and actions arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. He has prevailed at all stages of litigation, including successfully defending and obtaining injunctive relief, at summary judgment, following trial and on appeal.

He counsels clients on employment-related issues such as employee discipline and termination, sexual harassment and other discrimination matters, development of affirmative action programs and personnel policies, compliance with wage-hour and classification regulations, development and enforcement of employee noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, and compliance with miscellaneous state and federal employment laws and regulations.

He is the Chapter Editor (MA, RI, NH and ME) for BNA’s 50-States Treatises on Covenants Not To Compete, Duty of Loyalty, Trade Secrets and Tortious Interference.

Professional Activities

Mr. Smith is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and serves on the Occupational Safety and Health Committee of the American Bar Association.




Boston University School of Law

(cum laude)


University of Pennsylvania



  • Massachusetts


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

Recognition & Awards

Chambers USA states that clients praise Mr. Smith as “a great partner who is easy to access and calls you back, which is hard to get people at his level to do.”

Mr. Smith has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment 2022-2023.

Mr. Smith has been repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, and repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.