Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude

University of New Hampshire, B.S.


  • Defended a hospital in an employment dispute with a physician, successfully avoiding a protracted and expensive litigation.
  • Represented health care industry client in non-disclosure and non-solicitation litigation.
  • Successfully defended aerospace industry employer against employee whistleblower claim.
  • Represented a multi-state employer throughout comprehensive Department of Labor audit of wage and hour practices, and successfully negotiated resolution and reduced penalties.
  • Counseled numerous businesses through difficult reductions in force.
  • Represents hospitality industry businesses in various employment matters including breweries, restaurants, hotels, inns and resorts.
  • Defended a large international manufacturing firm in a workers’ compensation, FMLA, ADA employment litigation by finding a creative solution that was cost effective for the company.
  • Represented a manufacturer in a complex and sensitive sexual harassment claim that threatened to significantly hamper the company’s business operations but was ultimately resolved without litigation.



New Hampshire

U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Activities

American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Section, Litigation Section, Women’s Advocate Committee

Vermont Bar Association: Employment Law Section

New Hampshire Bar Association: Labor and Employment Committee

Society of Human Resource Management

Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association

Accolades & Awards

Chambers & Partners, Labor and Employment, since 2016

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Employment Law- Management and Litigation- Labor and Employment, 2021-2024

2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” award for Litigation- Labor and Employment, and Employment Law- Management. Lebanon, NH

Community Involvement

Beth has served on many boards over the years, including the following:

Vermont Public Company (merged entity of Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio)
Corporate Council Member, Vital Communities
River Valley Human Resources Association
Granite United Way
Community Impact Committee
Dartmouth Cancer Center
Pentangle Arts Council
Opera North

Reported Cases

ANSYS, Inc. v. Computational Dynamics North America Ltd and Doru A. Caraeni, 595 F.3d 75 (1st Cir. 2010) (non-compete and trade secret litigation)

ANSYS, Inc. v. Computational Dynamics North America, Ltd, Civil No. 09-CV-284-SM, 2009 WL 4403745 (D.N.H. Nov. 25, 2009) (non-compete and trade secret litigation)

Nordica USA Corp. v. Ole Sorensen, 475 F. Supp. 2d 128, (D.N.H. 2007) (jurisdiction for patent prosecution)

State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. v. Powers, 169 Vt. 230, 732 A.2d 730 (1999) (underinsured motorist coverage action)


Contributing Author, Defense Research Institute’s 50-State Employment Law Update, Vermont, January 2021

Author, A Few Workplace Lessons from the COVID-19 Experience, NH Bar News (April 2020)

Guest Columnist, HR PRO, Valley News, Top HR Issues for 2016 (March 2016)

Guest Columnist, HR PRO, Valley News, Enterprise Business Supplement, Big OT Rule Change Could Mean a Big Change to Your Bottom Line (October 2015)

Author, Social Media Policies – Trap for the Unwary Employer?, New Hampshire Business Magazine (April 2013)


Speaker, VT Craft Brewers Conference, Employment Law Compliance Basics (November 2023)

Speaker, Strategic HR Conference, Flexible Work Strategies (October 2023)

Speaker, Granite State HR, ADA Legislative Update (October 2023)

Speaker, VT SHRM, The Emerging Post-Pandemic Workplace: Legal Update (September 2023)

Speaker, RVHRA, Ethics for the HR Professional (May 2023)

Speaker, Monadnock SHRM Chapter, Top Ten Actions to Mitigate Litigation Risk in 2021 (May 2021)

Speaker, Strategic HR Conference, Brave New World: AI in HR (October 2020)

Speaker, Vermont Hospitality Coalition Webinar, Effective Workforce Planning Strategies during COVID (June 17, 2020)

Speaker, Vermont Bar Association, Can I Ask That?: Surprising, Recurring and Emerging Issues in Recruitment and Retention of Employees (June 26, 2020)