Michele E. Randazzo

Member

E-mail: mrandazzo@k-plaw.com
Phone: 617.556.0007
Practice Areas: General Municipal, Employment, Litigation

Attorney Michele Randazzo has over 24 years of experience as a public sector attorney, and assists clients with a wide variety of general legal issues, including town meetings, municipal charters and bylaws, conflicts of interest, the Public Records and Open Meeting Laws, and municipal finance. She also counsels clients on labor and employment issues, including employment policy promulgation and enforcement, best management practices, and employee hiring and firing.  Attorney Randazzo litigates cases in both the state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. She is the co-editor of, and a contributing author to, the LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Massachusetts Administrative Law and Practice.

Attorney Randazzo, a founding member of the firm’s Government Information and Access Group, has worked extensively with the firm’s clients to implement the new Public Records Law. Attorney Randazzo organized and participated in nearly two dozen Public Records Information training sessions for clients, and is a key member of the firm’s Public Records Law team.

Attorney Randazzo previously served as a Staff Attorney for the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice. While at the Department of Justice, Attorney Randazzo investigated and processed federal-sector employee discrimination complaints, drafted internal employment policies and procedures for U.S. Attorneys’ Offices nationwide, and prepared and delivered training programs on a wide variety of Equal Employment Opportunity-related topics at the Department of Justice’s national training facility. She is a trained EEO investigator and mediator, and has also successfully completed the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Certified Train-the-Trainer Courses in Discrimination and Harassment Prevention.

Attorney Randazzo previously served as the Chair and long-time member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Public Law Section Council. She was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the area of State, Local and Municipal Law, for 2017.


Representative Matters

  • Conducting training on public records and open meeting law issues, and advising clients on responding to public records requests and open meeting law complaints.
  •  Reviewing general bylaws for purposes of updating and recodification.
  •  Representing employers in a broad range of employment-related litigation, including discrimination, whistleblower, and wrongful termination lawsuits.
  • Conducting training and educational seminars on employment discrimination prevention, including sexual harassment prevention.

Selected Reported Decisions

  • Carleton v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 447 Mass. 791 (2006) (amici brief)
  • Mad Maxine’s Watersports, Inc. v. Harbormaster of Provincetown
    67 Mass. App. Ct. 804 (2006)
  • Aulson v. Blanchard, 83 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1996)
  • Martinez v. Wolferseder, 997 F. Supp. 192 (D. Mass. 1998)

Additional Experience

U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Boston, MA
Staff Attorney/AdvisorExecutive Office for U. S. Attorneys, Equal Employment Opportunity Office (2000-2001)

Selected Publications

  • LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Massachusetts Administrative Law and Practice, (Co-Editor, Contributing Author)
  • Federal EEO Update 2000 – What’s New and What You Need to Know, USA Bulletin (November 2000)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • U.S. District Court (Mass.)
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1993, cum laude

Suffolk Law Review, Technical Editor

College of the Holy Cross
Bachelor of Arts, 1990