John B. Moretta represents employers facing claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and breach of contract in various industries. He has handled employment litigation and wage and hour matters in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation. John also has experience counseling employers with respect to a variety of workplace issues.


Professional & Community Affiliations

Advisory Board Chairman

Best Buddies Rhode Island

Student Mentor

George J. West Mentoring Program

Member, Audit and Compliance Committee

Hope Health RI


Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2008-2010, 2014-2017

Dean's List

Suffolk University Law School

Named, Distinguished Oral Advocate

First Year Oral Advocacy Competition

Suffolk University Law School

Recipient, Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Administrative Law

Suffolk University Law School

News, Analysis & Press

Just Who Is An Applicant? The Impact of Electronic Resumes and Job Search Engines on Employment Discrimination Law

2 J. High Tech. L. 123


Speaking Engagements

2024 Rhode Island Employment Update

Providence, RI

January 25, 2024

2019 Rhode Island Employment Update

Providence, RI

May 21, 2019

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – Rhode Island

November 13, 2018

2018 Rhode Island Employment Law

Providence, RI

May 15, 2018

Rhode Island Employment Law Update

Providence, RI

May 2, 2017


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2003cum laude
  • B.S., Rhode Island College, 1999magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Rhode Island


  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit