Shelagh Michaud is a member of the Labor & Employment practice group. Her practice focuses on employment litigation, counseling on employment matters, and commercial litigation. She has a broad range of experience counseling and representing corporations and individuals in state and federal employment discrimination, harassment and business dispute matters.
I represent employers in a broad range of discrimination and employment matters pending before EEOC, state agencies and in state and federal courts, including appellate work. I defend clients in employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower and non-compete matters in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I assist clients in conducting investigations and implementing strategies to prevent litigation. I have represented and counseled municipalities, schools and colleges in civil rights and employment discrimination matters. I also represent individuals and businesses in business disputes, insurance coverage and commercial matters.
I advise clients, counsel and colleagues on electronic discovery, social media and document retention policy matters. Understanding ethics and the use of e-discovery and social media in legal practice and litigation, I work to ensure that my clients comply with e-discovery requirements and stay ahead of trends that may impact their businesses.
With the rise in awareness and media attention on sexual harassment and discrimination generally in the workplace, I expect to see an increase in claims as well as employers seeking to review policies and implement improved strategies to address workplace issues and prevent litigation.
Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
University of New Hampshire, B.A., cum laude
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Shelagh is a member of the Policy Committee of the Compass School in Kingston, the Wickford Economic Development Advisory Board in North Kingstown, and the ESI subcommittee of the Rhode Island Federal Bench-Bar Committee. Shelagh is also a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire bar associations.