About the Authors


Robert Young

Blog Editor

Robert Young advises businesses, municipalities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations on a broad range of employment matters. He defends these clients against a variety of claims, including discrimination and retaliation, non-competition, trade secrets, and wage-and-hour matters. He has litigated disputes in state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. He counsels clients in matters outside of litigation, including the negotiation of agreements, medical leaves, and accommodation requests, as well as employee discipline and termination matters. In addition, he conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients, including alleged harassment, whistleblower, and other employee claims.

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Timothy Van Dyck defends clients of all sizes, including Fortune 100 companies, against sexual harassment claims, discrimination claims, retaliation claims, and wage-and-hour class action suits, among other matters. He also routinely prosecutes and defends non compete, non solicit and trade secret matters. He has tried over 20 cases to verdict. For clients looking to avoid litigation, Tim leads the implementation of rigorous training and compliance programs. With over 25 years of experience in representing management, he has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading labor & employment lawyer in Massachusetts.

Timothy PowellPowell

Timothy Powell joined Bowditch & Dewey, LLP as an Associate in 2013 after graduating from Boston University Law School. Mr. Powell concentrates his practice in all aspects of business and employment litigation.


 AiVi-Nguyen-150x150AiVi Nguyen

AiVi Nguyen practices as a trial lawyer and focuses on business litigation and employment litigation.

She represents a diverse range of clients in adversarial proceedings at the trial level in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut as well as the Massachusetts Appellate Courts and in various Federal District and Circuit Courts.  She also represents clients before state regulatory and adjudicatory agencies. Ms. Nguyen is the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.  She is also a Trustee of Quinsigamond Community College as well as a Board Member of Bottom Line’s Worcester Advisory Board.

zimmermanRoger Zimmerman

Roger Zimmerman has extensive experience in various aspects of intellectual property, including client counseling, licensing and agreements, and preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, materials, chemistry and medical devices. Prior to practicing law, Roger was a member of the faculties of Rush Medical College and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 GarnerJennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner concentrates her practice in all aspects of civil litigation. She advises clients on a wide range of matters involving business, construction, employment, and insurance defense disputes. While in law school, Jennifer was a co-president of the Queer Law Alliance (2011-2013), a 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition Semi-Finalist and was a member of the Student Bar Association Appropriations Committee.

Truex-Donna-4x6-inch-02903798Donna Truex

Donna Truex has been a member of Bowditch & Dewey’s Real Estate & Environmental practice area for over 15 years. She advises and represents clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, financing, development, permitting, construction, licensing, leasing and disposition.Specializing in the use and development of real estate, Ms. Truex has extensive experience appearing before state and local boards and the Land Court to acquire licenses, permits, or to resolve complex title matters. Ms. Truex is also experienced before the ABCC on liquor licensing and compliance matters and the Appellate Tax Board regarding real estate tax abatement and exemption matters.

Briggs_TerrenceTerrence Briggs

Terrence Briggs concentrates his practice on executive compensation, ERISA and employee benefits matters. He represents individual executives, management teams and public and private companies in matters involving executive and equity compensation. This includes employment agreements, stock option and incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans, and golden parachute issues. He works with employers on issues involving both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. Mr. Briggs has a great interest in employee stock ownership plans on which he often speaks and writes. He works frequently with family-owned and closely held businesses on ESOPs and other transition issues.