Legal Background and Experience


Professional Experience

Janet Elie Faulkner represents employers, companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. She provides legal advice to organizations with limited access to in-house counsel, or who are seeking to reduce the costs typically associated with outside law firms.  Janet has over twenty years of experience as in-house counsel to major Boston institutions.  She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal Roles

Northeastern University, Senior Assistant General Counsel 

Emerson College, General Counsel

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Employment Counsel

Multiple and increasingly advanced roles including Labor Relations Counsel, 

Assistant General Counsel, and Acting Chief of the MBTA's Labor Law Unit

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