Legal Background and Experience

Janet Elie Faulkner in formal pose

Professional Experience

Janet Elie Faulkner represents employers, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.  She conducts independent investigations for Title IX, employment, faculty, research, and athletics matters.  Janet provides legal advice to organizations with limited access to in-house counsel, or which seek to reduce the costs typically associated with outside law firms.  Janet has over twenty years of prior experience as in-house counsel for major Boston institutions.  She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and the 

U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal and In-House Roles

Emerson College, General Counsel

Northeastern University, Senior Assistant General Counsel 

Wellesley College, Interim Director, Nondiscrimination Initiatives / Title IX Coordinator / 

504 Coordinator

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Employment counsel

Multiple and increasingly advanced roles including Acting Chief of the MBTA's Labor Law Unit, Assistant General Counsel, and Labor Relations Counsel

City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, Special Assistant Corporation Counsel

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Associate


  • Cornell University, B.S., Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR)
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.


  • Faulkner Legal is certified as a woman-owned business by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Supplier Diversity Office.
  • Janet Elie Faulkner is certified in U.S. privacy law by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Registered vendor in COMMBUYS, for Massachusetts state and local agencies
  • Registered vendor with U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Certified as mediator by JAMS/Endispute

Bar Memberships

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of New York
  • State of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court