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Jonathan J. Margolis is a partner in Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. He first represented employees in disputes with their employers in the 1970’s. He was counsel to the plaintiffs in Halligan v. The Ground Round Inc., which resulted in a verdict of $6.7 million that is believed to be still—14 years later—the largest age-discrimination verdict in Massachusetts history. More recently, he obtained a substantial verdict for a client against the Massachusetts Trial Court in Brown v. Office of the Commissioner, which is currently on appeal, raising issues about the standards for remittitur and punitive damage awards. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, the state affiliate of NELA, for which he has been an author of a number of amicus curiae briefs on issues of importance in state and federal law. With his partners Kevin Powers and Harvey Schwartz, he represented two of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.