Jody L. Newman

Jody L. Newman

Senior Counsel

Email jody.newman@​

Phone +1 617 371 1006

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jody is known for her prominence as an employment litigator and strong advocacy for her clients.

Chambers USA, 2019

Jody Newman is an employment lawyer with a deep background in discrimination law and more than 30 years' experience in litigating and investigating bias cases across workplaces and college campuses.

Jody is recognized for her extensive experience litigating discrimination and harassment cases, and employment-related contract and business litigation before state and federal courts and government agency forums. She has conducted jury and non-jury trials and appeals, and is practiced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law.

A tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients, Jody is also skilled at investigating high-risk claims, with an emphasis on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct cases. She is a Certified Title IX Investigator (ATIXA, July 2015) and has conducted gender-based harassment and assault investigations for local colleges and universities. She is also a Massachusetts certified mediator, and has successfully mediated discrimination and retaliation cases.

Apart from investigations, Jody serves as a trainer for human resources professionals on best practices for conducting effective internal investigations. She provides workplace trainings, having developed and conducted individualized employment law, implicit bias, and sexual harassment programs for state entities and businesses.

Jody began her career more than 35 years ago with Collora LLP, now the Hogan Lovells Boston office, serving as Managing Partner from 2007 to 2012. She is an active member of various nonprofit organizations, devoting significant time to those endeavors.

Awards and recognitions


Labor and Employment Law
Best Lawyers


Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation (Massachusetts)
Chambers USA


Massachusetts Women’s Edition Employment Litigation
Super Lawyers


Massachusetts Super Lawyers Employment Litigation
Super Lawyers


Top 50: Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers


Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
New England Super Lawyers


Employment Litigation
Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1983

B.A., University of Delaware, cum laude, 1980


Lawyers for Civil Rights, Board of Directors Member

Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, former Board of Directors Member

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Inc., Board of Directors Member

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Women's Network Advisory Board

Women in Law Empowerment Forum, Boston Chapter Co-Chair

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

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