David is the Founder of Conforto Law Group. He concentrates his practice in employment law and exclusively represents employees. He has successfully represented employees before the Masssachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in court in cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and non-compete disputes.
David maintains a special focus in representing employees who have been offered severance packages. As part of this process, he thoroughly investigates the circumstances surrounding termination so that an informed decision can be made regarding whether or not to accept the severance offer. On behalf of executives and senior-level professionals, David negotiates employment contracts addressing a diverse array of issues including compensation, severance triggers, and post-employment restrictive covenants.
A cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, David received his J.D. from Boston College Law School where he served as Executive Editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Journal. As part of his practice, David closely monitors employment law developments, and has provided feedback and testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development regarding proposed non-compete legislation. He also maintains the Boston Employment Attorney Blog, which reviews key employment law decisions on a regular basis.
David is the author of numerous articles on cutting-edge employment law issues including forced arbitration, family rights discrimination, and whistleblower claims. He has been quoted in several publications including The Boston Globe, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. As illustrated through the testimonials and successful outcomes of his clients, David prides himself in extensively evaluating the strength of an employee’s legal claims and providing straightforward, practical advice.
David has been recognized by his peers as a leader in employment law. Since 2017, Thomson Reuters has selected David for its Super Lawyers® designation. As part of this selection process, candidates are evaluated across twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. In total, 5% of Massachusetts attorneys receive the Super Lawyers® accolade. Similarly, in 2018, Martindale-Hubbell selected David for its highest peer review rating standard of AV Preeminent®. According to Martindale, approximately 10% of all attorneys hold this designation, which signifies the highest level of legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.
While such designations may indicate that an attorney garners a certain level of respect from his or her peers, the search for a lawyer who will effectively advocate your interests should not begin or end with this designation. We encourage individuals to take a comprehensive approach by meeting with an employment attorney to discuss, in depth, the strengths (and possible weaknesses) of a potential claim as well as the strategy for asserting your rights.
- Mass. Bills Would Preserve Right to Sue for Workplace Misconduct, Bloomberg Law (2018)
- Do the New Overtime Rules Really Mean Bigger Paychecks?, DailyWorth (2016)
- What’s the value of unused flextime?, The Boston Globe (2012)
- Consulting company cannot enforce non-compete, New England In-House (2012)
- Sick Time – Who Pays?, The Job Doc Blog (2012)
- Out-of-state employee wins Wage Act lawsuit, New England In-House (2011)
- Mandated Medical Examination – Who Pays?, The Job Doc Blog (2011)
- When does extra work require extra pay?, The Boston Globe (2011)
- Discrimination Against Working Parents, The Wall Street Journal (2011)
- Federal judge: non-compete unenforceable, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2011)
- Time to Bring in the Lawyers, The Job Doc Blog (2010)
- Tell It Like It Is, The Job Doc Blog (2010)
- I was terminated out of retaliation – now what?, The Job Doc Blog (2010)
- Employer loses appeal over “shifting reasons” for firing, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2009)
- Employer may have to pay for “waiting time”, The Boston Globe (2009)
- Vacation or medical leave?, The Job Doc Blog (2009)
- Court Rules Against Dell In Noncompete Case, CRN (2009)
- OSHA Accepts Anonymous Complaints, The Boston Globe (2008)
- How To Wrestle With Non-Compete Contracts, Forbes (2008)
- Forced arbitration: A Prelude to the Jury Trial’s Obsolescence, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2016)
- Family Rights Discrimination Claims: Breaking More Barriers in the Workplace, Mass Dissent (2011)
- Presenter, 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association (2010)
- Still Chasing the Blender: Achieving Equal Pay for Equal Work Across Genders, Mass Dissent (2007)
- Without a Remedy: The Massachusetts Whistleblower’s Brush with ERISA, Suffolk University Law Review (with David Angueira) (2006)
- Commentator, The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Reporter, Landlaw (2006)
- Traditional and Modern-Day Biopiracy: Redefining the Biopiracy Debate, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation (2004)
- Fundraiser, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boston Marathon Team in Training Program (2002, 2004 – 2006, 2015)
- Patient Ambassador, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Adult Care (2012 – 2013)
- Board Member, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (2011 – 2012)
- Treasurer, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (2007 – 2009)
- Testimony, Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, House Bill No. 1794 to Eliminate Non-Compete Agreements (2009)
- International Observer, Referendum on Venezuelan Constitutional Reforms (2007)
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Court for Massachusetts