Dick Glovsky, a Boston-based partner in Edwards Wildman
's Litigation practice, will chair a forum for Mayor of Boston candidates on the evening of September 16 in his role as co-chair of the Latino Jewish Roundtable. The event will be held at the offices of the Anti-Defamation League in Boston. Leaders from Boston's Latino and Jewish communities will meet some of the 2013 mayoral candidates one week prior to the primary election. The committed candidates at present include Felix Arroyo, Charles Clemons, John Connolly, Robert Consalvo, James Wyatt, and Charles Yancey.
In 2009, in order to address an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric and hate crimes targeting Latinos, Glovsky brought together leaders from the Anti-Defamation League and the Latino Professional Network to kick off the groups' new Latino/Jewish Roundtable Initiative, a program that the two organizations have utilized to advance the common interests of the Latino and Jewish communities. One year later, El Planeta, the largest Hispanic newspaper in Massachusetts, named Glovsky to its annual list of 100 of the most influential people in the Hispanic community, in recognition of his efforts in reaching out to the Latino community, and founding the Latino/Jewish Roundtable.
A nationally recognized trial lawyer and employment law attorney, Glovsky has won numerous precedent-setting rulings and has tried complex matters involving defamation issues, employee non-compete agreements and wrongful termination actions. Passionately devoted to and active in the cause of civil rights, Glovsky’s primary expertise is defending claims of discrimination. His practice also includes commercial law, tort, probate and real estate matters.
Active in the community, Glovsky served as the National Hispanic-Jewish Relations chair of the Anti-Defamation League from 2006-2009. He was a recipient of that organization’s David A. Rose Civil Rights Award in 1997. He also has chaired the Thomas Drinan Fellowship at Suffolk University Law School since its inception in 1987 and served as ADL’s National Education and Civil Rights chairs and New England Regional Board Chair. Glovsky is a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission of Massachusetts, a non-partisan, non-political, non-compensated 21 member commission established to advise the governor with respect to judicial appointments. He earned his law degree from Boston College Law School and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.