Biography

Martha Zackin has over 30 years of experience advising and representing clients on a broad range of employment law issues and in adversarial proceedings.

In her role as an advisor to employers, boards of directors and executives, she regularly provides practical advice and counsel on a wide range of employment-related issues, including employee relations and policy matters; employee classification and wage and hour laws; violations of noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements; employee training; employment and separation agreements; affirmative action; mergers and acquisitions; and internal investigations. Martha also has experience assisting clients in drafting employment policies, handbooks, and employment and severance agreements, and in conducting various educational programs. In addition, she has represented clients before administrative and governmental agencies, courts, arbitrators and mediators.

Martha has experience representing clients in matters involving affirmative action, including developing affirmative action plans for government contractors and subcontractors; representing federal contractors and subcontractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits and litigating against the OFCCP.

A glass artist herself, Martha has represented clients in the art space, including assisting a glass studio and glass school, and individual glass artists, as they navigated the COVID-19 landscape and the receipt of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and economic injury disaster loans(EIDLs).

In addition, Martha is a frequent author and speaker on various employment issues. She has appeared on The Emily Rooney Show and been quoted by MSNBC.com, Boston Business Journal, Business Insurance and Workforce Management, among other publications.

Background

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Marth was a partner at Bello Welsh LLP, a boutique employment firm. Martha also has prior experience at a large Boston law firm, where she was a member of the Employment, Labor and Benefits department. From 1994 through 2007, Martha was corporate counsel for a billion-dollar multinational corporation with, at its peak, approximately 12,000 employees. Beyond her responsibilities as the sole employment lawyer for the organization, Martha assisted the company with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance, M&A due diligence, SEC matters and risk assessment. Prior to that, she worked for another major Boston law firm.

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., 1989)
  • Boston College  (M.A., 1985)
    • Psychology
  • Emory University  (B.A., 1981)
    • Psychology

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Law360 Editorial Advisory Board (2022)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Glass Art Society (Director)
  • Board Member, Bird Street Community Center (Board Member, 2012-2015)

Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2023)
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