“You did a fantastic job and I think earned the trust of my team with just one presentation!”
~ Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary Manufacturing Corporation
“Thank you for the quick turnaround on this, and the excellent integration of all the necessary terms, I am grateful! I think this looks great.”
~ Board Chair, Independent School
William Hannum is regarded as not only “technically excellent” but also “responsive, easy to work with and an excellent listener.” ~ Chambers USA
Will is Managing Partner of Schwartz Hannum PC. Prior to joining the Firm, Will was an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Section in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Will represents employers in the full spectrum of labor and employment law matters, including employment litigation, labor relations and collective bargaining and employment counseling. He has represented unionized and non-unionized employers (including for profit and non-profit organizations) throughout the United States in a variety of industries, including communications, construction, education, entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, retail, staffing and transportation.
Will also advises the Firm’s school and education clients on the full range of education law issues, including, in particular, reports of abuse, as well as student and employee matters, risk management, compliance, and documentation ranging from employment contracts to handbooks to bullying prevention and intervention plans.
Since 2012, Will has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in Labor and Employment Law. Chambers publishes guides world-wide on law firms and lawyers and is a highly recognized leader in its field. In 2014, Chambers and Partners praised Will for his client service, and regarded him as “very thoughtful, very responsive and thorough.” He has comprehensive expertise in the labor and employment field, and counts a number of educational establishments among his client base. In recent years, Chambers’ sources described Will as “adept at handling high-profile employment matters, and is praised for his ability to work with all parties to find the best solution.” Clients often comment that he “is respectful and responsive, and people respond to that.” Will is not only “technically excellent” but also “responsive, easy to work with and an excellent listener.” Will has also been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer® as a top Labor and Employment attorney in Massachusetts for ten consecutive years. These listings have been published in Boston magazine, in New England Super Lawyers, and in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.
Will is currently serving as a member on the Labor & Employment Education Steering Committee for the Boston Bar Association. Will is also a frequent speaker and author on labor and employment law, including presentations at the American Employment Law Council, bar association and MCLE programs, Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and National Business Officers Association (NBOA), and he has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School.
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