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Katherine A Hesse

Katherine A Hesse

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits

Katherine Hesse

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About Me

Katherine Hesse is one of the founding partners of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP. Ms. Hesse concentrates her practice primarily in labor and employment and employee benefits law serving as counsel to individuals, business, government, and tax exempt organizations including hospitals, colleges, churches, and major private and public retirement and health plans. She has litigated numerous employment and benefits cases before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. She is also an active practitioner in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, conciliation, fact finding and various forms of arbitration.

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Languages Spoken: French, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Employee Benefits: 50%
    36 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%
    36 years

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

Contact Info

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP

300 Crown Colony Drive
4th Floor
Quincy, MA, 02169

75 Federal St.
Suite 410
Boston, MA, 02110

1414 Main St.
Suite 1310
Springfield, MA, 01144

300 Crown Colony Drive
4th Floor
Quincy, MA, 02169

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive197704/14/2015
DCInactive 198007/19/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Achievement AwardThe Woodward School - Quincy, MA2009
Top Ten Women Lawyers in MassachusettsMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2008
Top Ten Women Lawyers in MassachusettsMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2005
Patriots' Trail Girl Scouts Leading Women AwardGirl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts2002
Cushing-Gavin AwardThe Labor Guild1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerMurphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP1986 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section CouncilMember2008 - 2009
South Shore Chamber of CommerceChair of the Board2006 - 2009
The Alliance of Women's Business and Professional OrganizationsPresident2000 - 2009
Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProjectMember1987 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Employment at Will CommitteeMember1987 - 1988
Massachusetts Bar FoundationMember1986 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Employment and Discrimination CommitteeChair1986 - 1990
Boston Bar Association, Public Sector Labor Relations CommitteeCo-chair1986 - 1990
Boston Bar Association, ERISA CommitteeMember1986 - 1990
Boston Bar Association, Labor Law SectionChair1986 - 1990
Boston Bar Association, Tax-Exempt Organizations CommitteeMember1986 - 1990
Boston Bar Association, BU Labor Law InstituteMember1986 - 1990
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionMember1982 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1982 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember1982 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Health Law SectionMember1982 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1982 - 1988
New England Conference of the Catholic Health AssociationMember1980 - 1980
American Arbitration AssociationMember1976 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Women's Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
St. Mary's Women and Children's CenterBoard of DirectorsN/A
St. Coletta's of MassacuhsettsBoard of DirectorsN/A
International Society of Certified Employee Benefits SpecialistsPast PresidentN/A
Massachusetts Healthcare Human Resources AssociationSenior Advisory CouncilN/A
Massachusetts Association of Community Health Agencies, Inc.MemberN/A
Harvard Pilgrim Health CareBoard of DirectorsN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Boston Bar Journal"Submissions for Funding Bargaining Agreements after Local 1652, International Association of Firefighters v. Town of Framingham et al."2005
Human Resources Advisor Magazine"The Eight D's: Principles for Avoiding Fiduciary Litigation"2004
Human Resources Advisor Magazine"Massachusetts' New Joint Enforcement Task Force: Uprooting the Underground Economy"2003
Lawyers Journal"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"1996
International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists - Benefits Quarterly"Supreme Court Review"1996
Employee Benefits Symposium Proceedings, Chapter 9"Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985; Temporary Extension of Coverage for Certain Employee and Family Matters"1987
International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans Annual Conference - Volume 24"Suspension of Pension Benefits"1982

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaN/ACEBS - Certified Employee Benefits Specialist1980
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Smith CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
South Shore Chamber of Commerce2008-2009 Employment Law Update2009
Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Spring Speaker Series"You and Your Business" - Cost-Cutting Strategies in a Recessionary Economy2009
Cape Cod Human Resources AssociationLegal Update / Legal Considerations During a Recessionary Economy2009
28th Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits SymposiumUpdate on U.S. Recent Legal Decisions in Employee Benefits, Labor and Employment Law2009
South Shore Chamber of Commerce2007-2008 Employment Law Update2008