Marc D. Freiberger is a skilled employment attorney who specializes in contract negotiation, executive employment agreements, and litigation. 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, misrepresentation, 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 is an experienced negotiator of complex employment agreements, non-competition and trade secret restrictions, and separation agreements. Mr. Freiberger has been named a Super Lawyer among labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine from 2010 to 2018, and was recognized in 2016 and 2017 by The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Employment Law – Individuals. He had also been named as a Rising Star among labor and employment attorneys by Super Lawyers in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Mr. Freiberger also counsels employers on various employment issues, including all aspects of hiring and firing, compliance issues, and drafting/revising employee handbooks. He regularly represents individuals and employers at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, state and federal courts, and federal agencies.
Prior to founding 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, where he assisted in negotiating foreign policy issues including trade, security and development on behalf of the United States. As Vice Consul, he solely adjudicated applications of U.S. and foreign employers seeking to engage foreign employees in the U.S, as well as foreign corporations seeking to operate in the 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 has spoken at various MCLE employment law seminars and authored several articles on employment law issues. 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 Massachusetts Bar Association, 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.