Marc D. Freiberger is a skilled employment attorney who specializes in advising employees and employers through all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, employment, and termination. Mr. Freiberger regularly drafts and negotiates complex employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and separation agreements. Mr. Freiberger is also an experienced litigator who regularly appears in state and federal court, and at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Mr. Freiberger routinely counsels high-level executives and professionals from a wide range of industries, including higher education, medicine, financial services, high-tech, bio-pharm, and law, on employment related claims such as discrimination/wrongful discharge, breach of contract, wage and compensation disputes, defamation, and retaliation. Mr. Freiberger also regularly represents high school, college, and graduate students in a wide range of disputes with their academic institutions, including academic, disciplinary, discrimination/Title IX, and sports scholarship issues.
Mr. Freiberger also conducts workplace investigations and investigations at private schools, colleges and universities. Mr. Freiberger is certified as Level 4 Title IX investigator through ATIXA.
Mr. Freiberger has been named a Super Lawyer among labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine each year from 2010 to 2019, and has been recognized in 2017, 2018, and 2019 by The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Mr. Freiberger has also been honored by Chambers and Partners USA as a notable practitioner in the field of Labor & Employment Law, Mainly Plaintiffs Representation, in 2019, which acknowledged his “expert handling of plaintiff-side employment law disputes.”
Prior to starting Freiberger & Washienko, LLC, Mr. Freiberger was a founding partner of Wagner Cook Freiberger & Washienko LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Freiberger was a senior associate at one of Boston’s preeminent employment firms. Before then, Mr. Freiberger served as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Department of State at the United States Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he served as a Political Officer and a Consular Officer. U.S. Mr. Freiberger began his legal career as Deputy District Attorney in Brighton, Colorado, where he secured numerous misdemeanor and felony jury and bench trial convictions.
Mr. Freiberger is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. In 2012, Mr. Freiberger was a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Steering Committee for Labor and Employment Law. In 2007 – 2008, Mr. Freiberger served as co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, and co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Public Service Committee of the Labor and Employment Section. From 2008 – 2009 Mr. Freiberger was a section council member of the Labor and Employment Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Freiberger is a member of the Boston Bar Association and Croatian American Bar Association. Mr. Freiberger earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1995 and his B.A. cum laude from Connecticut College in 1992. He is proficient in Croatian.