Overview

Anthony D. Rizzotti represents a wide range of employers, including healthcare systems, hospitals, and life sciences companies in:

  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Contract administration
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Union elections
  • Non-compete and trade secret litigation
  • Wage and hour matters

Appearing before the National Labor Relations Board and in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Florida and Rhode Island, he also handles discrimination issues and claims arising under:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Additionally, he drafts executive employment, non-competition and change-in-control agreements and offers employment training.

Anthony recently negotiated a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of an academic medical center covering 2,000 health care workers. He also obtained a judgment for an academic medical center in a discharge arbitration involving a long-term registered nurse, a summary judgment for a consumer products company in a race/national origin discrimination action in federal court, and a dismissal of an unfair labor practice charge alleging that the employer wrongfully declared an impasse and unilaterally implemented pension changes. He successfully tried to conclusion an unfair labor practice case involving the alleged discriminatory discharge of four nurses from a Florida hospital. He successfully defended a wage-hour class action in Florida federal court.

Anthony is a member of Littler's Board of Directors and currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Healthcare Industry Group. Additionally, he has published and lectured extensively for a variety of legal, business and human resource organizations.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

Boston Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2006-2017

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2004-2016

Named, Super Lawyer

Massachusetts

Super Lawyers

2012 and 2014

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

A year of more labor strife?

Modern Healthcare

January 2, 2012

Books & Book Chapters

  • Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts, contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Employment Law Manual, contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • ADA, G.L. c. 151B, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation in Massachusetts, editor and contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Speaking Engagements

Healthcare Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

Collective Bargaining Strategies in a Challenging Economic & Regulatory Environment

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1992 cum laude
  • B.A., Boston College, 1989

Bar Admission

Massachusetts
Rhode Island
New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York