David I. Brody is an associate in Sherin and Lodgen’s employment law and litigation departments. He represents clients in a wide range of matters, including wage and hour issues, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, and contract negotiation and enforcement. David has represented clients in both federal and state courts in Massachusetts and in Public Hearings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Civil Service Commission.
In addition to his experience in complex litigation matters, David provides advice and representation to executives and professionals in employment and compensation matters.
David is a member of the firm’s award winning employment department. The department is ranked by Chambers USA for “Labor and Employment: Mainly Plaintiff’s Representation” in Massachusetts and by U.S. New and World Reports “Best Law Firms” for “Employment Law: Individuals” and “Litigation – Labor and Employment.”
Prior to joining the firm, David worked for several years at an employment law firm in Boston, where he focused on representing individuals in employment disputes and litigation. A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, David received multiple awards for oral advocacy, including winning the National Moot Court Region One Competition.
- Representation of Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Board of Directors at large investment management firm, regarding various employment / compensation issues.
- Representation of an executive vice president at a multinational financial services corporation, including navigating his rights and benefits under multiple ERISA governed employee welfare plans, various deferred and equity compensation vehicles unique to this employer.
- Representation of a Vice President and Treasurer at highly prestigious local college, and negotiated the terms of his transition from employment, including of benefits associated with academic employment.
- Co-counsel in case of first impression concerning employment discrimination based on gender identity before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) in Ravesi v. Naz Fitness Group, Inc., MCAD No. 10-BEM-03164
- Co-counsel in case obtaining six figure emotional distress award for an individual bringing claims of disability discrimination in Cooper v. Raytheon Co., MCAD No. 11-BEM-01635
- Co-counsel in case establishing housing discrimination on the basis of veteran status in Suffolk Superior Court in Morgan v. Roberts, et al., C.A. No. 1284-CV-02028, and successfully defeated appeal to the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Morgan v. Roberts, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1101.
Speaking Engagements And Publications
- “Show Me the Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Wage and Hour Laws,” speaker, Boston Bar Association, March 2018
- “Unfair v. Unlawful: Representing Clients In Wrongful Termination Cases,” speaker, Boston Bar Association, May 2017
- “Wage and Hour Issues in the Dental Profession: Rights and Responsibilities Under the Massachusetts Wage Act,” Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society.
- Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Parent Action Committee
- Boston Bar Association
- Labor & Employment Steering Committee
- Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA)
- Treasurer 2018-2019
Latest Blog Posts
- Punishing Unlawful Employers – Juries Say #MeToo, November 19, 2018
- Performance Evaluations: What Your Employment Lawyer Would Like You to Know, November 19, 2018
- What’s Up with Sick Leave?, August 22, 2018
- #MeToo and the New Tax Law: Beware Of The Unintended Consequences, April 27, 2018
- Relief for Board Members and Investors in Non-Payment of Wages Cases, February 12, 2018
- MCAD Issues Guidance on the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, February 12, 2018
- Massachusetts Expands Protections for Pregnant Workers, September 12, 2017