Attorney at Law
CA, MA, NY
After my father's small technology company was sued by a patent troll, I shifted my practice to defending businesses from patent trolls and helping small and non-U.S.-based tech and medical device companies navigate the world of commercial contracts, U.S. employment law, and regulatory compliance.
- Outside General Counsel
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Termination
- Employee Termination Consults
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Dispute Consults
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Equity Compensation
- Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
- Labor Litigation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Other Labor & Employment Matter
"I contracted Mrs. Cummings for some advice on employment law. Even though she didn't have expertise in the specific area of employment law I needed help with, she produced a thorough, concise, and well-researched memo that far exceeded the results I've gotten from other boutique employment lawyers and is better than 95% of the work product I've received from white-shoe firms I've worked with in the past (that charge $800/hr or more!). Highly recommended"
Branch Legal LLC
Mar 2014 - Present
Provide outside general counsel services to software and medical device companies, including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, advising on employment law matters, and directing litigation.
New England Law | Boston
Legal Research & Writing Instructor
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Taught first-year law students legal research, legal writing, and oral advocacy.
District Court of Massachusetts
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Clerked for Judges Leo Sorokin and M. Paige Kelley on the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts.
Justice First LLP
Social Justice Fellow
Oct 2012 - Feb 2014
Participated in civil rights and employment litigation as part of two-woman law firm, including drafting pleadings, conducting and defending depositions, writing motions, and participating in settlement discussions.