Debra Dyleski-Najjar Esq.
President & Founder
Debra Dyleski-Najjar, Esq., is president and founder of the Najjar Employment Law Group, P.C. and has practiced employment law for over thirty-five (35) years. In 2008, she founded NELGPC as a labor, employment and benefits boutique law firm to provide strategic legal advice, backed by litigation expertise, for employers. Ms. Najjar is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a significant rating and testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence. Before establishing NELGPC, she was an equity partner in the Boston office of a 250-attorney regional law firm, with offices in Boston, Providence and Concord. In addition to defending employers in litigation before state, federal and agencies, she is a recognized thought leader, frequent author and lecturer, trusted counselor, and trainer on workplace issues. Over the years, her practice has run the gamut of labor and employment, as well as ERISA, matters, and she is known to have both wide and deep experience as a labor, employment and benefits attorney.
Due to Ms. Najjar’s significant professional accomplishments, in 2007, she was nominated by her peers and inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and served as Chair of the First Circuit Credentialing Committee from 2016 through 2020. For over fifteen consecutive years, she has been recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, a recognition bestowed on the top 5% of attorneys, and recognized in Marquis’ Who’s Who Among US Executives and Professionals, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who of American Women, and Best Lawyers in America.
She serves as the Legislative Director of the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association and as the Massachusetts State Council Government Affairs Director for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). As an active member of her community, she is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence advisory board, and served on the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (2015-2017), the Board of Directors for VNA Hospice Care Inc. (2005-2013), the corporate board of the Merrimack Valley YMCA (2018-2019) and, at the request of the mayor, the zoning board of appeals for the City of Lawrence (1999-2000). She is currently the chair of the Pathways Committee of the Lawrence Partnership.
Professionally, she is an active member of the New Hampshire Bar Association moderating the annual Labor and Employment Update for the past twenty-one years, serving on the CLE committee, and past chair of the Labor and Employment Section, as well as a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Section and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College, magna cum laude Durant Scholar, and Boston University School of Law, summa cum laude, third in her class and an Editor of the Law Review. She is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and is a credentialed member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).
Alexander Najjar, Esq.
Alex Najjar, Esq. is a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law where he concentrated on employment and benefits law. He was a Note Editor of the law school’s Transnational Law Journal, and published an article, “ERISA Pension Liability: The Risk of Foreign Affiliates’ Exposure to U.S. Pension Liabilities,” in the Journal of Pension Benefits (Winter 2011). He is the Past Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Labor and Employment law section, served on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts, and currently serves on the New Hampshire Bar Association Finance Committee. He is an active member of the ABA Labor and Employment as well as the International Employment Law sections, and a member of the American Society of Pension Professional and Actuaries (ASPPA). He also is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association.
For the past eight years, Alex was selected as Massachusetts Rising Star, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the Commonwealth. In 2016, Alex was selected for the Leadership Academy by the New Hampshire Bar Association and is a graduate of the program.
Alex focuses his practice on business immigration, employment litigation, and ERISA plan compliance matters. He is a frequent author of publications for the New Hampshire Bar and for other professional associations on matters relating to employment and benefits.
Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, from Brandeis University where he focused on Middle East studies. Alex is multi-lingual, fluent in Arabic and Spanish and conversational in French and German. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well as the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals.