NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Karla E. Zarbo retired from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division as an Assistant Attorney General where she handled civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement matters on behalf of the Division for 23 years. The Division is responsible for enforcement of the Commonwealth’s various Wage and Hour Laws, including the Wage Act, the Independent Contractor Misclassification Statute, Overtime and Premium Pay laws, as well as public construction bidding laws. She focused on appellate litigation for the Division, as well as complex criminal prosecutions for prevailing wage violations, embezzlement from employer-sponsored retirement plans, and workers’ compensation premium evasion. Prior to her tenure with the Attorney General’s Office, she was an associate with Smith & Brink, P.C. in Quincy, specializing in insurance fraud litigation. While attending law school, she was an investigator for the Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Bureau. Karla is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.