Robin Morse is an associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Labor, Employment and Benefits practice groups. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and employment law counseling.
Robin’s litigation practice encompasses contract disputes, business torts, and employment matters. In particular, clients select Robin to assist them in prosecuting and defending against breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. She is a key member of a small team that advises on enforcement strategy nationwide, negotiates restrictions outside of court, and pursues cases through litigation seeking injunctive relief and damages.
In addition, clients rely on Robin’s counsel and advice on a variety of employment issues, including compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws and discrimination laws. Robin also has experience preparing legal and personnel documents regarding employment relationships such as employment agreements and incentive plans, employee policies and manuals, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, and severance agreements. Robin has presented at several briefings to employers on recent changes in state and federal employment law, and currently serves as co-editor of the Nutter Non-Compete Law Blog.
Notable Experience and Client Impact
- Key member of a small team serving as national counsel to a publicly-held medical device company on non-competition matters; successfully pursued and defended against numerous breaches of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements across the country.
- Key member of a small team that obtained a preliminary injunction for a manufacturing client in a non-compete matter against a former employee who had misappropriated confidential information.
- Key member of a small team that secured a motion to dismiss on behalf of an individual author client in a copyright infringement case.
- Advised a non-profit client in the arts on diverse employment issues relating to collective bargaining agreement, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, CORI, reasonable accommodation, employee termination, jury duty, and fundraising.
- Prepared employee handbooks for clients in the fields of medical devices, manufacturing, engineering, social services, and the arts.
- Prepared separation agreements for clients in the fields of manufacturing, technology, development, and social services.
Robin is actively involved in Nutter’s pro bono efforts and has represented pro bono clients in federal court, state court, immigration court, family and probate court, and the Division of Unemployment Assistance. She recently obtained an evidentiary hearing for a federal prisoner appealing the denial of his habeas petition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She has secured lawful permanent residency for two unaccompanied minors who had been neglected, abused, and abandoned in their home country. She has also obtained a permanent restraining order for a survivor of sexual assault.
Prior to joining Nutter, Robin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Robin gained additional legal experience as an intern in the Criminal Division of the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office. During law school, Robin was a note development editor for the Boston University Law Review. Prior to law school, Robin worked as a correspondence unit writer at the Office of Mayor Bloomberg in New York City.
News & Insights
- Writing for the ABA’s Business Torts & Unfair Competition newsletter, Robin Morse Analyzes Non-Competes Post-Election05.31.2017 | Article
- 02.08.2017 | Blog
- 07.14.2016 | Blog
- 06.16.2016 | Blog
- 05.26.2016 | Blog
- 04.07.2016 | Blog
- 03.02.2016 | Blog
- Massachusetts Federal Court Reaffirms That Continued Employment Constitutes Sufficient Consideration for Non-Compete02.04.2016 | Blog
- 12.03.2015 | Blog
- They’re Not Dead Yet: Massachusetts Courts Continue to Enforce Non-Competes and Enjoin Defendants in the Right Circumstances10.30.2015 | Blog
- 10.13.2015 | Blog
- 10.12.2015 | Blog
- Christopher Lindstrom and Robin Morse publish “MA Superior Court Rules in TIBCO Software v. Zephyr Health, Inc.”06.03.2015 | Article
- 08.12.2014 | Advisory
- Massachusetts courts are permitted to award attorney’s fees pursuant to the state’s Consumer Protection Act for work performed by the prevailing party’s in-house counsel05.22.2014 | Article
- 07.09.2012 | Advisory
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 02.08.2017
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 07.14.2016
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 06.16.2016
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 05.26.2016
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 04.07.2016
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 03.02.2016
- Massachusetts Federal Court Reaffirms That Continued Employment Constitutes Sufficient Consideration for Non-CompeteNon-Compete Law Blog, 02.04.2016
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 12.03.2015
- They’re Not Dead Yet: Massachusetts Courts Continue to Enforce Non-Competes and Enjoin Defendants in the Right CircumstancesNon-Compete Law Blog, 10.30.2015
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 10.13.2015
- Non-Compete Law Blog, 10.12.2015
Education & Admissions
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
New York University, B.A., cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Prior to joining Nutter, Robin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She gained additional legal experience as an intern in the Criminal Division of the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Robin has presented at several briefings to employers on recent changes in state and federal employment law, and currently serves as co-editor of the Nutter Non-Compete Law Blog.