Neerja Sharma is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on employment law, employment litigation and general business litigation in Federal and State courts.
Neerja has experience representing clients in matters involving wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, breach of contract and defamation. Clients also come to her to draft and negotiate non-compete, non-solicitation and severance agreements, as well as for counsel on unemployment claims. In addition, Neerja has represented clients at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2001
M.A., Political Communication, Emerson College, 1996
Graduate Certificate, Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1993
B.A., Political Science and History, Boston University, 1992
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
honors & awards
Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, Labor and Employment (2022)
Massachusetts Rising Stars (2009)
Boston Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section Steering Committee
- Member (July 2016-present)
Co-Author, Fact Sheet for BBA Seminar: “Whistleblowing in Massachusetts: Retaliation Claims under State and Federal False Claims Acts, the Massachusetts Healthcare Whistleblower Statute and at Common Law,” 2021
Contributing author, “Attorneys’ Fees,” Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2021
Contributing author, “Witness Competency,” Massachusetts Evidence: A Courtroom Reference, 2015, 2018, 2019
Contributing author, “Developments in Disability Discrimination,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Employment Law 2015, 2015
“Developments in Disability Discrimination — Including the Legal Pitfalls in Reasonable Accommodation of Psychiatric Disabilities,” Panelist, MCLE 18th Annual Employment Law Conference, 2015
Neerja has also spoken at numerous conferences and institutions, including Northeastern University School of Law and several National Organization for Women (NOW) conventions.