Boston Law Collaborative’s COVID-19 Policy

BLC’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy is to provide information and reassurance to help protect all of our clients, guests and employees.

To help protect BLC’s community, we have canceled all upcoming trainings, and will be sending updates once they have been rescheduled.

For those visiting our offices, we are taking precautions by washing our hands, offering hand sanitizer, implementing a “no-handshake policy,” are minimizing communal food, and suggest parties and attendees do not exchange business cards. We are also making sure that our meeting space is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use by wiping down the tables and chairs, and using Lysol spray on items.

For those who do not want to or are unable to make it to an in-person meeting, we have the capacity for videoconferencing or telephone sessions; and during this time period, we will be offering free cancellations.

BLC would like to remind everyone:

  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with the virus or are experiencing symptoms, please do not go out.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

BLC is continuing to monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local officials, and will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interest of our clients and employees.

Our Team

Audrey J. Lee

Senior Mediator & Institute Executive Director

Audrey J. Lee is a Senior Mediator at Boston Law Collaborative, LLP and Executive Director of the BLC Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing education and training in all areas of dispute resolution. She is also the founding Principal of Perspectiva LLC and faculty for the Harvard Negotiation Institute course, Advanced Mediation: Mediating Complex Disputes.

Audrey specializes in mediating workplace, employment, harassment, and discrimination disputes. She is Chair of BLC’s ADR Panel and serves on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediation panel, among other neutral panels. Previously, Audrey served as a mediator for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination where she mediated harassment, disability, age, race, and gender discrimination cases. Audrey is also a member of a pool of Title IX Adjudicators for Harvard Law School.

Drawing on her experience as a mediator and conflict management consultant, Audrey leads interactive workshops on implicit bias for attorneys, mediators, law enforcement, executives and other professionals. She has also taught employment discrimination and harassment prevention programs for a range of audiences including ironworkers, mental health professionals, bank executives, and teachers. In the diversity context, Audrey has partnered with the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program on a study of law firm communication practices regarding diversity issues.

In her consulting practice, Audrey works with clients to develop their ability to engage more productively in difficult workplace conversations and negotiations. Her private sector clients include The Cambridge Group, Jenner & Block LLP, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Ropes & Gray LLP, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and Winston & Strawn LLP. In the public sector, she has led advanced mediation, diversity and bias programs for the Australian Fair Work Commission, the Office of the UN Ombudsman and Mediation Service, the League of American Orchestras, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and the Office of the IL Attorney General. She has also taught Negotiation courses as Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University School of Law, DePaul University College of Law, and U Mass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School’s Department of Conflict Resolution.

Audrey is featured in Harvard Business Review’s “Insights” series on Leadership and Managing People and has been a contributing commentator for the BBC Capital’s Work Ethic column. She has also published articles on unconscious bias, employment discrimination, negotiation, interactive teaching methods, and managing diversity issues within firms: “‘What Would You Say?’ Giving Teeth to Diversity Programming,” Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Review: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (Spring 2013); “Effectively Negotiating Diversity Issues Within Law Firms: The Value of Applying Negotiation Pedagogy and Principles to Diversity CLE and Training,” NALP Bulletin (June 2009)Negotiating Part-Time Work at Elite Law Firms, 6 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 405 (2006); Audrey J. Lee, Unconscious Bias Theory in Employment Discrimination Litigation, 40 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 481 (2005).

Outside of mediating and teaching, Audrey is active in community and professional associations. She is an Advisory Board Member and founding Co-Chair of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of Boston and Past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Chapter. Previously, Audrey practiced law as an intellectual property and litigation attorney at Winston & Strawn in Chicago and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Audrey is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

*Admitted in NY and IL but retired (NY)/inactive (IL); not admitted in Massachusetts.