Boston, MA, January 6, 2022 – Burns & Levinson partner Beth R. Myers has been elected to the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Board of Directors. As a member of the GLAD board, Myers will provide guidance to support the organization’s mission across New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy and education.
Myers is a well-known employment litigator who is highly-regarded for her advocacy representing employees in cases involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, and non-compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act. Recent successes include: obtaining a $3.25 million settlement from the City of Boston on behalf of a former female firefighter who was sexually assaulted by a male firefighter at work and securing a $2.3 million jury verdict for a female police officer against the Town of Winthrop over unlawful sex discrimination and retaliation, which Myers ultimately settled (along with a subsequent retaliation case) for more than $3 million.
In addition to her new role on the GLAD Board, Myers currently serves as an appointed member of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being, and is the immediate past-president of the board of directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. She is involved in the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association as a mentor in its Mentorship Program. She has also held numerous leadership roles with the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association since 2011, most recently serving as the organization’s president from 2018-2020.
Myers received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and her B.A. from New York University.