Andrea G. Chatfield
Of Counsel

Andrea provides practical advice and guidance to employers on risk management issues in the workplace. This includes both day-to-day personnel decisions that can have a high degree of liability if not done carefully, and high level policy-making decisions, such as developing employee handbooks, executive employment agreements, non-competition agreements, social media policies, and other organizational protocols.

Andrea has successfully represented employers of all types and sizes before administrative agencies in discrimination, whistleblower, unemployment, and wage disputes.

Andrea also serves as an outside investigator for employers who need to respond to highly sensitive internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. In addition, Andrea develops and conducts in-house trainings for businesses and other employers in such matters as preventing workplace harassment and how to manage within the law. She is frequently a public speaker on employment law topics.

Honors and Distinctions:

Recognized by Chambers USA as one of New Hampshire’s leading Employment Law attorneys

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review AV® Peer Review Rating

Best Lawyers of America ®: Employment Law – Management (2019 “Lawyer of the Year” In Manchester)

Professional Affiliations:

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar

Admitted to New Hampshire Bar

Labor & Employment Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association

Society of Human Resources Management

Manchester Area Human Resources Association

Personnel Advisory Committee, Amoskeag Health

HR State Council of NH – Government Relations & Legislative Chair

Business & Industry Association of NH – Vice Chair, HR/Healthcare/Workforce Development Committee


Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)

Suffolk University (B.S. summa cum laude)

Practice Area Matters

Workplace investigations


Wage and hour compliance

Family and medical leave and other leave laws

Employee handbooks and other workplace policies

RIF’s, severance agreements, and other termination issues

Workplace privacy issues

Social media guidelines

Drug testing and drug-free workplace programs

Non-disclosure, non-competition and other restrictive covenants

Employment agreements

Whistleblower protection

Employment risk management

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