James F. Grosso
Areas of Practice
- Labor & Employment, ERISA
- Employment Discrimination
- Wage & Hour, ERISA
- Construction Litigation
Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
Syracuse University, B.A.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States First Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
James F. Grosso began his practice with the Massachusetts Department of Labor & Industries handling prevailing wage rate enforcement and public construction bid protests. He moved to the Associated General Contractors of Mass. Inc. in 1977 and was named its Executive Director in 1981. He joined John D. O’Reilly, III in July 1986 and formed the firm of O’Reilly and Grosso. In 2000, the firm became O’Reilly, Grosso & Gross, P.C. He has represented clients before the United States District Courts in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and in the Chancery Court of New Jersey. He has appeared several times before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has tried numerous jury cases in the superior courts of Massachusetts in both employment discrimination matters and construction claim litigation and participated in multiple arbitrations to resolve collective bargaining disputes. He regularly engages in mediation to settle civil litigation and has served as an impartial arbitrator in commercial cases.
Jim is counsel to several Taft-Hartley pension, health and annuity funds advising clients on compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Pension Protection Act (PPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He represents the major construction industry employer associations in New England in his labor law practice,including the negotiation of their collective bargaining agreements with seven different labor unions. He represents individual employers, including international construction firms, in dispute resolution procedures including mediation and arbitration and appears before the National Labor Relations Board regularly. On behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he negotiated Project Labor Agreements for all construction at the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus and for the Longfellow and Whittier Bridge Projects. He has also negotiated Project Labor Agreements in the private sector for large pharmaceutical companies including Bristol Myers Squibb and Novartis. He is the recipient of the Cushing-Gavin Award for Excellence in Labor Relations. While his practice is centered in the construction industry, he also represents clients in the trucking, energy and gaming industries.
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