Michael Chittick, Jeffrey Rotella and Jeffrey Techentin have been named firm partners effective January 1 , 2006.
Michael Chittick joined the firm in 1999 as an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Group. Mr. Chittick successfully handles all facets of labor and employment law and related litigation in both the private and public sectors, including collective bargaining, alleged unfair labor practices, employment discrimination, wage-hour laws, medical leave, reductions-in-force, employee discipline and termination issues, and day-to-day personnel issues. A graduate of Trinity College and Boston College Law School, Mr. Chittick is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Jeffrey T. Rotella joined the firm as an associate in the Litigation Group, where his practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, insurance coverage, products liability, toxic tort, general liability, insurance coverage, environmental, and construction law matters. Mr. Rotella is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York. Mr. Rotella is a 1994 graduate of Boston College Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest. He conducted research on the Supreme Court’s voting behavior and assisted in producing a 7,000 page Chapter 11 Bankruptcy treatise. In 1991, Mr. Rotella received his Bachelor of Science in Communications from Cornell University.
Jeffrey K. Techentin also joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. His practice covers the full range of commercial litigation, focusing on consumer financial services litigation, complex contract and business torts claims, insurance coverage disputes and unfair competition litigation. His experience includes jury trials, trial practice generally, emergency injunction actions, alternative dispute resolution, class actions, and appellate advocacy. Mr. Techentin is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Districts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented numerous indigent persons in civil rights and adoption cases.