Paul Mastrocola is a seasoned employment attorney, business litigator, certified civil mediator, and a leader of the firm as Managing Partner. He specializes primarily in employment law, including counseling clients in negotiating and drafting employment, severance, noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements, and advising companies and individuals on a range of employment matters such as hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees, wage and hour matters and various employment policies and procedures. Paul also has extensive complementary experience in business dispute resolution and white-collar criminal and government investigations.
J.D., Boston College Law School, 1995
B.S., magna cum laude, Finance, Bentley College, 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
honors & awards
The Best Lawyers in America© – Litigation – Labor & Employment (2020-2023)
Massachusetts Rising Stars (2006-2008)
Certified Civil Mediator, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2017-present)
Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award, Bentley University (2021)
Bentley University Executive Club
Bentley University Alumni Association
- Past Global Alumni Board Member
Bentley University National Alumni Association
- Past President
Bentley Law Advisory Board
- Past Chair
Boston Bar Association
- Past Co-Chair of the Business and Commercial Litigation Section
- Represented company in federal criminal investigation and prosecution of alleged computer hacking of competitor confidential information, helped company executives avoid indictment, obtained favorable outcome for company and resolved parallel civil litigation.
- Successfully defended financial services executive in parallel SEC and federal criminal investigation relating to alleged receipt of illegal gifts and gratuities, and resolved related employment issues.
- Obtained dismissal of environmental claims in civil litigation for alleged perchlorate contamination and negotiated complex settlement of related environmental and contractual dispute.
- Successfully represented company engaged in computer hardware distribution in federal grand jury investigation relating to alleged criminal trafficking in counterfeit products.
- Successfully defended company chief financial officer against claims of financial misconduct and resolved related employment issues.
- Served as lead counsel in corporate internal investigation relating to alleged violations of federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by employees, and advised the company in connection with corrective action compliance plan and potential discipline of employees.
- Successfully represented telecommunications company in federal criminal investigation related to alleged fraud in procurement of contracts, and obtained restitution via federal criminal courts for benefit of client company.
- Obtained dismissal of criminal charges against physician relating to patient allegations of misconduct.
Boston Bar Association
- Past Co-Chair of the Business and Commercial Litigation Steering Committee
Paul has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Boston Globe, and has written articles for a variety of publications.
“‘See you Tuesday’: Mass. Companies Expect Empty Offices on Mondays, Fridays,” Boston Business Journal, June 2021
“Proposed Rules Set Deposition ‘Guardrails’,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, February 2021
“BBA Webinar: Conducting Remote Jury-Waived Trials and Jury Trials in the Superior Court During the Pandemic,” Moderator, Boston Bar Association, November 2020
“BBA Webinar: Civil Litigation in the Superior Courts During the Pandemic,” Moderator, Boston Bar Association, May 2020
“The New Reality of Risk: Fraud Risk Prevention, Detection and Response,” Panelist, Marsh Risk Consulting Webinar, February 2013
“Lessons in Contract Drafting from the School of Litigation,” Featured Presenter, New England Corporate Counsel Association, October 2011