David I. Brody

David I. Brody


Overview & Experience

David I. Brody represents individuals in a wide range of matters, including contract negotiation and enforcement, wage and hour issues, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblowing.

He is an experienced employment litigator, having represented individuals at trial in state and federal court, and in public hearings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Civil Service Commission.

In addition to his litigation practice, David advises executives and professionals regarding employment agreements, non-competition and other restrictive covenants, change of control agreements, equity and deferred compensation vehicles, and transition agreements.

David is a partner in the firm’s award-winning Employment Department – ranked by Chambers USA for “Labor and Employment: Mainly Plaintiff’s Representation” in Massachusetts and by U.S. News and World Reports “Best Law Firms” for “Employment Law: Individuals” and “Litigation – Labor and Employment.”

David was selected by his peers to serve as President of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, an affinity organization of attorneys committed to advancing employee rights. He also a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Steering Committee.

“I found the lawyers at Sherin and Lodgen specifically, David Brody, to be the utmost professionals. Incredibly understanding yet no-nonsense. They helped me get the result that I had hoped for with minimal stress. Best experience I could have anticipated.”

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  • 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.
Insights & Activities


  • Included in Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers guide
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Named to Boston magazine’s Top Lawyers list (2023)
  • Named a 2022 National Law Review (NLR) Go-To Thought Leader
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Labor and Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation – Massachusetts
  • Selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements & Publications


  • Boston Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Steering Committee, former Co-Chair
    • 2021 Employment Law Conference Advisory Committee Member
  • Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, 2023 – present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA)
    • President

Community Involvement

  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Parent Action Committee