Attorneys & Professionals

Felicia S. Vasudevan

Ms. Vasudevan is an attorney in the firm’s Education Law Group, working in regular and special education issues. Immediately prior to coming to Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, she clerked for Justice Bassett of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Ms. Vasudevan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University, with a major in Public Policy.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  While in law school, Ms. Vasudevan participated in the Tenant Advocacy Project, a negotiation clinic, and interned at Massachusetts Appleseed and at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.  Prior to law school, she taught high school mathematics for two years in San Jose, California, as part of Teach for America, and trained the incoming Teach for America Corps Members at Teach for America’s Summer Institute.  

During law school, she was awarded the Education Pioneers Fellowship and the Rappaport Fellowship.

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St Florian & Feeney Named By Board of Bar Overseers

MHTL is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named by the Board of Bar Overseers to serve as Hearing Officers for the 2019-2021 term. Alisia St. Florian is a Partner in the firm’s Education Department. Focusing her practice on the representation of public school districts and collaborative schools in matters pertaining to special education, student discipline and civil rights matters. Matthew Feeney is an Attorney in the firm’s litigation department, having served as an Assistant District Attorney prior to joining the firm. Matt has extensive trial experience with close to 100 jury trials in his career. MHTL is honored to be the only firm having two of its attorneys serving as BBO Hearing Officers for this upcoming term.

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes [Again] Increasing Salary Minimum for Federal Overtime Exemption

As you know from prior Client Alerts, in 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed, among other things, increasing the “salary level test” for exempt employees from the current $455 per week (or $23,660/year) to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $970 per week (or $50,440/year).  The DOL also proposed increasing the “highly compensated employee” exemption from the current $100,000 per year to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $123,000 per year.  After those changes were memorialized in a Final Rule, these proposed changes were challenged in court and essentially abandoned by DOL after the 2016 election.

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