Bert H. Ware


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Bert H. Ware
Bert H. Ware

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 1992
  • New York, 1986
Court Admissions
  • Court of Appeals of the State of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1986
  • Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2017
Professional Affiliations
  • American Employment Law Council (member & past panelist)
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York University School of Law Black & Latino Alumni Association
  • The Partnership Alumni Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Association of Workplace Investigators ("AWI") (member) & AWI ANSI-accredited AWI-CH certification (pending)

Bert H. Ware is a Principal and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment group.

Bert focuses his practice on providing strategic and tactical advice and counsel to company executives and human resources professionals principally on employment-related issues.  He counsels clients on litigation filed against employers in federal and state courts, and before arbitral panels.  He defends single and multi-party lawsuits and serves as a strategic and legal advisor and counsel, providing tactical and strategic human resources and employment-related advice and guidance to the Firm's clients.

  • 33 years’ experience, including Wall Street and national law firm practice, and most recently, 20 years’ in-house experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and predecessor financial services firms.
  • Substantial experience in conducting workplace investigations related to allegations of: unlawful discrimination, harassment, misconduct, violations of anti-discrimination laws, violations of policies and procedures, bullying, and retaliation.
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic and tactical advocacy competencies related to complex, and sophisticated management-side employment-related issues, including defense of litigation in federal and state courts, EEOC and state FEPAs, and FINRA and AAA arbitral panels.
  • Substantial practical experience in auditing & reviewing workplace policies, practices & training programs for sufficiency & effectiveness, and in providing impactful, in-person small group training for C-suite, upper management and supervisory employees concerning prevention, correcting, and mitigating risks of harassment, discrimination, and workplace retaliation.