Ellen J. Zucker

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3367
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

First Circuit Court of Appeals for Massachusetts

Education

J.D., Boston College Law School, 1994

M.S., Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A., Wesleyan University

Ellen J. Zucker is a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment and White Collar Criminal Defense Groups. She has successfully litigated and resolved a wide range of employment matters and obtained favorable results for clients in business litigation. She has also secured positive results for clients charged in federal court with money laundering, identity theft and business fraud. 

Ms. Zucker’s clients include executives and professionals, as well as construction workers, private businesses and public charities. She has been lead counsel for clients with disputes in several jurisdictions.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has called Ellen Zucker a “dynamic trial attorney” who is among the most powerful attorneys in Massachuetts. Chambers USA lists her as a “notable practioner” who is known by her peers as “a wonderful lawyer… smart as a whip, very engaging and terrific on her feet.” 

Ms. Zucker served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Nancy Gertner in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. Ms. Zucker has served on the adjunct faculty at Suffolk University Law School.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America© - Commercial Litigation (2013-2017)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006, 2008-2016)

Chambers USA Notable Practitioner - Labor & Employment Law (2011-2014)

National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter, Wonder Woman Award (2013)

Boston College Law School's Women's Law Center Woman of the Year (2013)

Cambridge NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Award (2012)

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Lawyer of the Year (2009)

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Battle of the Lawyers (2009)

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Power List (2009)

Boston Magazine's Most Powerful People Extended List (2008)

Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association Journal

  • Board of Editors

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Previously on Board of Editors

MassEquality.Org

  • Former chair

Women's Bar Association

  • Previously on Board of Directors

American Civil Liberties Union, Massachusetts Chapter

  • Peviously on Legal committee

National Organization for Women (NOW)

  • Former board member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

  • Former board member

Massachusetts Bar Association's Law Review Editorial Board

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“Effective Attorneys’ Fee Petitions: Perspectives from the Bench and Bar,” Panelist, Boston Bar Association CLE Program, April 2013

“Litigating Damages in Discrimination and Retaliation Cases,” Faculty, Strafford Webinar, June 2012

“Drafting More Powerful Demand Letters in Employment Cases: MCLE Employment Law Briefing,” Speaker, MCLE Webinar, June 2012

“Developing Mastery in Negotiation and Leadership,” Speaker, Negotiation & Leadership Conference, April 2012

Ms. Zucker has spoken for many more groups, including the New England Legal Foundation and the Boston Bar Association.

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

Ms. Zucker has written for several publications, including the The Boston Globe and the Boston Bar Journal.

quotes

“A Pakistani man’s unwelcome return to work,” The Boston Globe, May 2015

“Co. waived arbitration with ‘litigation conduct’,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, December 2014

“Right to access in balance in Supreme Court,” The Boston Globe, January 2014

“Special committee to tackle discrimination in Cambridge City Hall put on temporary hold,” Wicked Local Cambridge, November 2013

“Ever the Achiever,” BC Law Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013

“Female surgeons note gains, subtle gender bias,” The Boston Globe, February 2013

“Doctor gets $7m in gender bias suit,” The Boston Globe, February 2013

“In Person - Executive Profile: The Advocate - Zucker, recipient of NAACP award, is a 'true believer',” Boston Business Journal, December 2012

“Off course in Cambridge,” The Boston Globe, March 2012

“NAACP awards Zucker for her work in Monteiro case against Cambridge,” Wicked Local Cambridge, February 2012

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Ellen J. Zucker
Practices
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Rights & Advocacy
  • Employment
  • Executive Compensation & Counseling
  • Government Investigations & White Collar Crime
Education

J.D., Boston College Law School, 1994

M.S., Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A., Wesleyan University

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

First Circuit Court of Appeals for Massachusetts

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