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Alumnus Belfort to co-chair bar association section

David E. Belfort '92 was recently appointed a co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.

An Economics majored who minored in Political Science, he was a member of Delta Chi fraternity, Hobart Student Government and the Judicial Board. After earning his bachelor's degree, Belfort went on to earn his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, N.H., and currently practices at Corrigan, Bennett & Belfort in Cambridge, Mass., where he concentrates on employment and business litigation.

Earlier this year, he was co-counsel on a suit that recently won a $2 million verdict against Wal-Mart, in a case involving unfair termination and discrimination based on gender. The verdict is believed to be the largest discrimination verdict in Massachusetts this year, and came after a Berkshire County Superior Court Jury found that the retailer failed to pay pharmacist Cynthia Haddad of Pittsfield, Mass., the same as it paid her male colleagues.

Belfort concentrates in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment and business matters. He currently represents a number of individual and institutional clients before both judicial and administrative tribunals, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Employment and Training.

He is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, Health Law Advocates, a pro bono advocacy organization aimed at improving access to health care, and the managing board for The Gallery at the Piano Factory.

The MBA Labor and Employment Law Section, one of 15, brings together representatives of employees, employers, labor organizations, the neutral sector, state and federal agencies, arbitrators and mediators, providing a forum for all segments of the employment bar.