Michele E. Randazzo

Member

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

Attorney Michele Randazzo is an experienced municipal law practitioner, with a focus on employment matters. She counsels clients on a variety of personnel issues, including policy promulgation, implementation 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. Additionally, Attorney Randazzo assists clients with a variety of general municipal law issues, including town meetings, municipal ordinances and by-laws, conflict of interest, public records, the Open Meeting Law, and municipal finance.

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.

Attorney Randazzo is a long-time member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Public Law Section Council, having previously served as the Council’s chair.

Representative Matters

  • Represents employers in a broad range of employment-related litigation, including discrimination, whistleblower, and wrongful termination lawsuits.
  • Frequently conducts training and educational seminars on a variety of topics, including employment discrimination and harassment prevention..
  • Advises on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including employee hiring and terminations, FMLA, ADA and CORI issues, and policy adoption and revision.

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)

Publications

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

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequently conducts seminars on a range of topics including, Public Records Law, Open Meeting Law, and harassment and Discrimination Prevention.  Attorney Randazzo is a frequent panelist on programs for the Massachusetts Bar Association, among other organizations.

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