Jennifer L. Markowski


Boston, MA | Providence, RI
D 617.807.8962


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jennifer Markowski is a Partner in the firm's Boston and Providence offices and is Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Law national practice section. She is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases to verdict throughout New England. Ms. Markowski’s practice focuses on the defense of employment and professional liability claims.

Ms. Markowski regularly represents her labor and employment clients in arbitration and mediation, and she handles matters before federal and state courts, and also before administrative agencies including Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). Her labor and employment practice fully encompasses the issues that employers may face in managing and interacting with employees, including employment discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour claims, FMLA and ADA claims, and disputes surrounding enforcement and defense of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. She also advises clients on various employment decisions and provides training and counseling on employment issues.

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Bar Admissions


Rhode Island

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Janney Montgomery Scott LLC v. Tobin, 571 F.3d 162 (1st Cir. 2009)(attorney’s fees awarded for successfully defending against motion to vacate arbitration award where arbitrators found a Chapter 93A violation).
  • Heller v. Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Welfare Plan, 396 F. Supp. 2d 10 (D. Mass. 2005)(ERISA).
  • Christensen v. Kingston School Committee, 360 F. Supp. 2d 212 (D. Mass. 2005)(employment).
  • HR Knowledge, Inc. v. Professional Ins. & Risk Brokerage, LLC, 71 Mass. App. Ct. 1127 (2008)(insurance coverage).
  • Marnerakis v. Lichten, 66 Mass. App. Ct. 1116 (2006)(legal malpractice).
  • Kaplan v. Benowitz, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (2005)(legal malpractice).
  • Obtained defense verdict in legal malpractice case after ten-day jury trial (2016).
  • Obtained defense verdict in jury trial against condominium association alleging fees had been overcharged (2014).
  • Obtained defense verdict in gender discrimination/sexual harassment case after seven-day trial (2013).
Awards and Recognition

  • 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • “Top Women of Law,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2014)
  • Super Lawyers (2016-2019)
  • “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2010-2014)
Classes/Seminars Taught

Jennifer is a frequent presenter and author on issues impacting the areas of employment and professional liability. In recent years, she has addressed the following topics in a variety of different forums:

  • Obtaining Resolution/Settlement in the Nuclear Verdict Era,” FMG Webinar co-presented with William Muñoz and Jody Cappello, October 5, 2023
  • 93A Claims Against Professionals and Insurers
  • Cyber, Data and Privacy Issues for Professionals
  • Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Training
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law
  • Common Professional Liability Claims and How to Avoid Them (Real Estate Professionals and Attorneys)
  • Risk Management for Professionals