NINA JOAN KIMBALL was appointed to the Commission by Senate President Stan Rosenberg in December 2016. She is a founding partner in Kimball Brousseau LLP, a boutique employment law firm in Boston where she advises individuals, executives, non-profit organizations, and small businesses on employment matters. Nina’s practice addresses many issues that affect women in the workplace including taking on pregnancy discrimination, wage discrimination and glass ceiling issues; advising women negotiating compensation packages or facing gender harassment or sexual harassment at work; and advising employers and employees about family and medical leave issues. As a member of the Women’s Bar Association, Nina co-chaired its Pay Equity Task Force and helped draft a comprehensive bill to amend the state’s Equal Pay Act that was passed into law in 2016. Currently Nina is co-chairing a bipartisan committee to draft parental leave regulations for the MCAD. Nina is also active in the Boston Bar Association, where she served as a Member of the Council, a member of the Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee, and co-chaired the Solo and Small Firm Section.
Nina was named a Top Women of Law for 2012 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She has also been named Massachusetts Super Lawyer since 2006 and New England Super Lawyer since 2008. Nina received her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. from George Washington University, where she was Editor in Chief of The George Washington Law Review. She clerked for Chief Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.