Barry A. Guryan is the head of the Labor and Employment Department of The Boston Office of Epstein Becker & Green, PC. Mr. Guryan has over 26 years of experience in all phases of labor and employment law. He brings a special combination of legal experience to The Boston Office, including government service in Washington, D.C., experience as an "in-house" labor and employment counsel and many years in private practice representing management.
Mr. Guryan was an attorney at the NLRB in Washington, D.C. and practiced at Pitney Hardin & Kipp, a New Jersey law firm representing multinational and domestic corporations, before coming to Massachusetts to become the Area Labor and Employment Counsel for General Electric in 1978. In 1985, Mr. Guryan returned to private practice. Prior to joining Epstein Becker & Green, he was a partner in the Boston office of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellot.
Mr. Guryan has represented large and small companies on a variety of employment
issues, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA and sexual harassment, and a range of
labor relations issues, including unfair labor practices, arbitrations, collective
bargaining, major strikes and maintaining union-free status. His extensive litigation
experience includes class action and individual trials in state and federal
courts and hearings before state and federal agencies. For a number of years,
Mr. Guryan has participated as a Trial Advisor in the Harvard Law School Trial
Advocacy Program, and has also lectured extensively on various employment-related
topics. Mr. Guryan assisted in the drafting of the Massachusetts Commission
Against Discrimination's Disability Guidelines and is currently on the committee
drafting the Commission's Sexual Harassment Guidelines. He is the Vice Chairman
of Labor, OSHA and Human Resources Sub-Committee for the American Health Lawyers
Association. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Boston College
Law School and a member of the Bar of Massachusetts, New Jersey and the United
States Supreme Court.