Lawyer Details

Cheryl B. Pinarchick

Cheryl B. Pinarchick


617 226-3429 (Tel)
617 305-0629 (Fax)


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Ms. Pinarchick specializes in the resolution of complex business disputes, with a particular emphasis on employment law. She has an active litigation practice that covers a wide spectrum of commercial and employment disputes. Ms. Pinarchick has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Ms. Pinarchick also routinely counsels employers on issues arising out of the employment relationship including litigation avoidance and safeguarding proprietary information. She has developed and implemented nationwide reductions-in-force, conducted audits and trainings concerning wage and hour issues and discrimination issues, investigated discrimination and whistleblowing claims and developed handbooks and related policies and procedures. She has represented both employers and executives in all aspects of forming and terminating employment relationships, including the drafting, prosecution and defense of/against restrictive covenant agreements in numerous jurisdictions.

Ms.Pinarchick’s clients include public and private companies and executives in a variety of industries, including financial services, government relations and emerging technologies. Prior to joining Murphy & King, Ms. Pinarchick was a litigation partner with Brown Rudnick LLP.

Recent Engagements

  • Trial counsel for the defendant biotech company in a two-week jury trial resulting in complete defense verdict in $60 million lease dispute.
  • Trial counsel for publicly traded semiconductor and components manufacturer in its chapter 11 proceedings, culminating in its successful reorganization and $100 million section 1145 exempt rights offering.
  • Trial counsel for City of Glendale, Arizona as the largest creditor and owner of the arena in the chapter 11 proceedings fo the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes hockey franchise, resulting in the team staying in Glendale.
  • Trial counsel for national energy services company in successful defense of multi-million dollar claim arising out of the construction of a cogeneration power plant owned by the State of Rhode Island.
  • Represented global medical technology company against claims filed by shareholders of acquisition target designed to block the acquisition. Successfully opposed shareholders’ motion for temporary restraining order, which led to voluntary dismissal of the claims.
  • Successfully represented minority shareholder in freeze out claim against majority shareholders and co-founders of a biotech company. Case settled on highly favorable terms following mediation.
  • Conducted extensive investigation into potential claims against former officers and directors of company and issued report to bankruptcy court in connection with settlement of claims on terms favorable to client debtors.
  • Successfully prosecuted and defended against trade secret and restrictive covenant agreements on behalf of companies and individuals in various state and federal courts.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer and individual officers in a multi-million dollar wage claim brought by a former officer of the company.
  • Obtained dismissal of race and gender discrimination claims by former employee for national pharmaceutical company.
  • Obtained dismissals of multiple race, gender, religious and disability discrimination claims by former employees on behalf of national fitness chain.
  • Successfully represented the debtor in negotiating the resolution of an adversary proceeding alleging violations of state and federal WARN Acts on behalf of putative class.
  • Negotiated termination of various employment contracts for members of senior management on behalf of publicly traded semiconductor and components manufacturer in chapter 11 proceedings on terms favorable to client debtor.