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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 routinely counsels companies in the US and abroad on best practices under US employment law.  Her clients include privately and publicly held companies, financial institutions and professional firms as well as individuals.  Ms. Pinarchick also has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  Prior to joining Murphy & King, Ms. Pinarchick was a litigation partner with Brown Rudnick LLP.

Recent Engagements

  • Represent public and private companies in connection with discrimination complaints filed with the MCAD and EEOC.
  • Counsel public and private companies through nationwide reductions in force.
  • Investigate harassment and discrimination claims for public and private companies.
  • Negotiate separation agreements on behalf of public and private companies and on behalf of senior executives in a variety of industries, including financial services, government relations and emerging technologies.
  • Conduct on-site harassment prevention training in the US and the UK.
  • 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 semi-conductor and components manufacturer in chapter 11 proceedings on terms favorable to client debtor.
  • 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.
  • Trial counsel for the defendant in a two-week jury trial resulting in complete defense verdict in $60 million lease dispute.
  • Trial counsel for publicly traded semi-conductor 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 action arising out of the construction of a cogeneration power plant owned by the State of Rhode Island.