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Lawrence J. Casey

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PRACTICE & FOCUS AREA
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Larry has over 30 years of experience successfully litigating employment-related matters on behalf of executives, professionals and employers in state and federal courts, arbitrations and agency hearings. He has argued appeals before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Larry also has extensive experience negotiating executive employment and transition agreements in various industries. He advises executives of private and public companies on the numerous documents used to memorialize compensation packages, from employment agreements, stock and option plans, and deferred compensation agreements to expatriation and repatriation agreements.

Larry prides himself on being a practical, prompt and thorough client advisor. Before joining Davis Malm, he was a co-founding partner of Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon, LLP.

RESULTS
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  • Obtained a settlement of Wage Act claim in excess of $500,000 on behalf of the CFO of a publicly traded company.
  • Obtained almost $1 million in settlement of gender discrimination claim on behalf of a female executive in the financial services industry.
  • Obtained a significant arbitration award on behalf of a high-level executive concerning a claim for contractually-guaranteed severance.
  • Served as co-counsel through public hearing at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination of the precedent-setting case of MCAD v. Stonehill College, which was named in Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly as the “Most Important Decision of 2004.”
  • Obtained a defense verdict in Massachusetts Superior Court in favor of a multinational high-tech services company and its Chief Financial Officer in a case involving discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former senior executive seeking a seven-figure award.
  • Tried one of the first Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower cases filed in the Boston regional office of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Successfully prosecuted and defended numerous motions for injunctive relief concerning non-competition and non-solicitation agreements in the state and federal courts.
  • Successfully negotiated numerous employment contracts for C-Suite executives of privately held and publicly traded companies.
REPORTED CASES
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MCAD v. Stonehill College, 441 Mass. 549 (Supreme Judicial Court, 2004) – The court affirmed the correctness of its holding in Dalis v. Buyer Advertising, Inc., 418 Mass. 220 (1994), that article 15 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights entitles plaintiffs with sex discrimination in employment claims filed in the Superior Court pursuant to G.L. ch. 151B, section 9, to a trial by jury. Held that respondents who have been determined by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in an administrative proceeding under G.L. ch. 151B, section 5, to have committed discriminatory acts in employment are entitled to administrative review, under G. L. ch. 30A, of that decision only, overruling in part the decision in Lavelle v. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, 426 Mass. 332 (1997), that such respondents are entitled to a jury trial de novo on the discrimination claims asserted against them.

CREDENTIALS
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Distinctions:

  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyer, 2019; Recognized Practitioner, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2018 (Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2018)
  • Peer Review AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest bestowed rating

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • United States District Courts for Massachusetts and Hawaii
  • Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Elected Fellow:

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Member:

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Board of Examiners, State of Hawaii (1989).
MORE THAN A LAWYER
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Larry keeps himself busy, inside and outside the office. He serves on the Membership Committee of the Boston College Club, and previously served as a member of the Technology and Innovation Committee of the New England Business Association and on the Board of Directors of the Andover School of Montessori. In his downtime, he enjoys long-distance cycling, kayaking, skiing and playing the piano.

News & Insights
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Employer Responsibility Regarding the HIRD Form (0:01:49), speaker at 2019 Employment Law Seminar

Dispositive Motions, Rule 16 and Pretrial Conferences, panelist for MCLE "Courtroom Presence" program

The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, authored article in Cannabis Business Executive

Protect It, presenter at New England Business Association's "Life Cycle of Change at a Small Business" event

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Best Practices, panel moderator at SBANE program

Diversity, Unconscious Bias and Employer Liability, speaker at CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference

Employment Laws Affecting Startups and Small Businesses (4:03), Employment attorney Larry Casey talks to Radio Entrepreneurs about start up employment laws and what businesses need to pay close attention to. Listen to full podcast here.

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