Suzanne King counsels clients on a wide range of employment practices, including: hiring, employment agreements, managing employee performance, terminations, reductions in force, sexual and other harassment claims and investigations, accommodations under the ADA, leave under the FMLA and various state laws, wage and hour practices, including employee classification issues, data privacy and security, and employee handbooks.  In addition, Suzanne trains HR professionals and managers on the full range of employment law issues. She also regularly represents employers before the EEOC and the MCAD.

With 15 years of in-house experience, Suzanne understands the importance of practical solutions. Clients rely on Suzanne for her ability to apply the law to real-world situations. Suzanne’s clients include educational institutions, financial services companies, credit unions, life sciences and technology companies, manufacturers, non-profits, start-ups, and medical practices.

As a member of the firm’s Education Practice Group, Suzanne routinely assists educational institutions with employee and student issues.  Suzanne assists colleges and universities with policies and procedures affecting students and employees, including student complaint procedures and Title IX compliance. In addition, she conducts training on responding effectively to student complaints of harassment or sexual violence.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood in 2015, Suzanne was a partner in a small firm specializing in employment and education law.  Prior to that, Suzanne was in-house employment counsel at a multistate energy company.

Professional Activities

Member, Boston Bar Association

Recent Presentations:

  • Boston Bar Association: The Nuts and Bolts of Complying with New Pay Equity Law (June 2017)
  • Pierce Atwood seminar: Managing Employees 101 – Best Practices for Managing Effectively and Lawfully (April 2017)
  • Pierce Atwood seminar: Saving Energy: Steps Independent Schools Can Take Now to Reduce Energy Costs and Promote Sustainability (March 2017)
  • Pierce Atwood seminar: Surviving the Storm 2017: Employee Benefit Compliance & Employment Law Update (March 2017)
  • National Business Officers Association: When Employees Can’t Work – Managing FMLA Leave and ADA Accommodations (February 2017)