Glovsky, Richard D.

Richard D. Glovsky




Richard D. Glovsky, Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, handles significant employment-related litigation, including class actions, wage and hour issues, and discrimination and retaliation claims. Most significantly, Dick has become a trusted adviser and general counsel to various companies and their senior executives. Dick also prosecutes cases for financial services, health care, hospitality companies and other businesses to protect their trade secrets and to prevent former employees from violating non-competition and non-solicitation obligations. Dick has developed a niche advising clients on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) reports.

Dick also counsels companies and officers on executive compensation matters and strategies designed to avoid the cost and expense of litigation.

Dick is the author of Lexis' "Practical Guidance" for Massachusetts, a comprehensive publication covering the entire scope of Massachusetts employment law.

Representative Experience

Litigation Experience

Recently, Dick secured a decision on behalf of his client in a case in New Hampshire involving alleged violations of non-compete agreements. In the past year or two, he concluded expeditiously a trade secret theft case by securing the entry of a permanent injunction in Massachusetts in a case arising out of the state of Michigan.

Similarly, Dick wrapped up litigation by avoiding class certification on behalf of a construction company client and secured a verdict in a class action case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Florida for a Paris-based client.

He also secured a preliminary injunction context for this client after two days of trial in a matter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida involving violations of a former executive's non-solicitation obligations.

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Dick first-chaired, and his client prevailed, in one of the few evidentiary hearings that have been conducted on the issue of class certification.

Dick has tried other complex matters involving numerous business issues, defamation claims and wrongful termination actions. Internationally, Dick has handled matters involving the laws of Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, China, Germany, Vietnam and New Zealand, where his clients recently prevailed in a trial resulting in an award amounting to NZD$6.3M relating to their investments in a winery there.

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Co-Chair, Locke Lord Labor & Employment Practice Group
  • Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, where he was named
    • Chief of the Civil Division
  • United States Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2014-2020)
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Foundation's IOLTA Grants Program Review Committee
  • Named, Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, Massachusetts (2014-2020)
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment (2016-2017, 2019-2021)
  • Named, Massachusetts Super Lawyers® (2004-2020)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission of Massachusetts (2012)
  • Honoree, Judge Baker Children's Center (2019)
  • David A. Rose Civil Rights Award, Anti-Defamation League (1997)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dartmouth College
  • The Charles F. Moore, Jr. Award, Dartmouth College
  • The Class of 1926 Award, Dartmouth College
  • Community Service Award, American Jewish Committee
  • Community Service Award, Lena Park Development Corporation
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Foundation's IOLTA Grants Program Review Committee

Community Leadership

  • Founder and Co-Chair, Latino-Jewish Roundtable
  • Former Chair, National Hispanic-Jewish Relations
  • Former Chair, National Civil Rights
  • Former Chair, Anti-Defamation League, National Education
  • Former Chair, Human Rights Commission of the City of Newton
  • Former President, Dartmouth College (class of 1969)