Louise A. Herman, Esq.

“Being an advocate means having the compassion to support my clients and the courage to fight for them.”

I am continuously inspired by the clients I represent—from a female engineer who stood up to a large employer to break barriers of sexism; a 64-year-old technician who successfully challenged his employer when he was cast aside and replaced by someone significantly younger; to a Director of Clinical Services who spoke out against a nursing home chain that compromised patient care and falsified billing records.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Vermont, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Rhode Island
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyer’s Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Published Articles

As a Contributor for Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly:

  • “First Circuit adopts ‘but-for’ standard for FCA retaliation”
  • “PPP loans expected to trigger qui tam wave”
  • “FAA exemption extends to ‘last mile’ delivery drivers”
  • “Second whistleblower deemed ‘first-to-file’ in False Claims suit”
  • “Pleadings sufficient in FCA retaliation claim”
  • “#MeToo reshaping landscape in sexual harassment claims”
  • “State laws toughened to combat wage theft”
  • “US Supreme Court ruling sets stage for battle on statistical evidence”
  • “Suit against Kansas employer can proceed in 1st Circuit”
  • “Franchisor may be vicariously liable for sexual harassment”
  • “Rejected offer does not render FLSA action moot”
  • “Lawyer: pregnancy bias bill is a ‘win-win’ for everybody’”
  • “ADA regs reinforce broad view of ‘disability’”
  • “Final Regs Issued for ADA violations”

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute, “Your Top 11 Employment Law Questions: Answered” June, 2019
  • 28th Annual Employment and Labor Law Conference, University of Rhode Island, “Whistleblower Lawsuits: The Federal False Claims Act and Other Bases”
  • National Business Institute, “Employment Law: 2017 Comprehensive Guide”
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