Hannum III, William E

 

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“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 E. Hannum III

Managing Partner

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.

LEGAL UPDATES

The Attorney-Client Privilege And Workplace Investigations

Data Breaches: The Invisible Threat To Our Schools

The Right Thing To Do: Preparing For And Responding To Allegations Of Sexual Abuse At Independent Schools

New Massachusetts Law Gives “Right-To-Know” Protections To Temporary Workers

Obamacare In A Nutshell? Health Care Law Compliance Requires Immediate Attention From Employers

New Law In New Hampshire Will Invalidate Non-Compete And Non-Piracy Agreements Of Unwary Employers

The Importance Of Thorough Witness Preparation

The FLSA’s Fluctuating Workweek

Arbitration Class Action Waiver Ruled Unenforceable By Massachusetts Court

New Social Security “No-Match” Guidance

REPORTED DECISIONS

John D. and Jane D. v. Private Club

John D. v. Manufacturer

Hospital v. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Hospital v. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Dolan v. St. Louis and Thorgerson

Dolan vs. SunGard Securities Finance LLC

Dolan vs. SunGard Securities Finance LLC

Keystone Dental, Inc. v. Netter

New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU v. Long Ridge of Stamford

Lucciano v. TD Banknorth Insurance Agency, Inc.

EVENTS

Annual Seminar: Hot Topics In Labor And Employment Law

GLBTQ Employees And Students In Independent Schools: Best Practices Related To Gender Identity And Expression

2015 NAIS Annual Conference – From Stonewall to Gay-Straight Alliances: GLBTQ Students in Independent Schools

From Stonewall to Gay-Straight Alliances: GLBTQ Students in Independent Schools

Bench Meets Bar: Discovery Issues In Employment Cases

TABS-COS: From Stonewall to the Gay-Straight Alliance – The Shifting Landscape for GLBTQ Students in Independent Schools

AISNE 2014 Spring Business Conference: Mastering An Effective Investigation Of Alleged Misconduct In An Independent School

One-Day Summit For Area Colleges And School Leaders To Address The Problem of Sexual Misconduct

One-Day Summit For Area Colleges And School Leaders To Address The Problem of Sexual Misconduct

One-Day Summit For Area Colleges And School Leaders To Address The Problem of Sexual Misconduct

BLOG POSTS

Be Careful Out There

The President’s Challenge: Stop Sexual Assaults

Hacked! Best Practices For Preventing And Responding To Data Breaches At Your School

Telling Stories

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Facebook Evidence May Be Discoverable: Ask For It! (Preserve It!)

Are Whistleblower Claims The New Retaliation Claims?

Will Hannum Weighs In On How To Draw The Line Between Tough Management And Harassment

Will Hannum Weighs In On The Five Questions To Consider Before Terminating A Bad Employee

Preparing For And Responding To Allegations Of Sexual Abuse At Educational Institutions

William E. Hannum III

Contact

whannum@shpclaw.com

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Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (1992)
  • Rutgers University (1989)
  • Amherst College, magna cum laude (1986)
  • Deerfield Academy, cum laude (1982)

Awards & Accolades

  • Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award (U.Va.)
  • Marion Johnson Fellowship for Academic Excellence (Rutgers)

Distinctions and Certifications

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in Labor and Employment Law (2012-2014)
  • AV® Preeminent Rating 5.0 out of 5 (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings)
  • Selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and top Labor and Employment attorney in Massachusetts each year since 2004.

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • First Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Employment Law Council
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • The National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Birthplace

  • Nantucket, MA

Related Practices

Compliance
Counseling