Lawrence J. Casey - Davis, Malm & D

Lawrence J. Casey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015

Lawrence Casey practices in the Business Law, Employment, and Litigation areas. He has more than 30 years of experience successfully litigating complex employment-related matters on behalf of executives, professionals, and employers in trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and agency hearings. Larry has also argued appeals before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Massachusetts Appeals Court. His representation of individuals in court, arbitrations, and mediations has resulted in numerous judgments and settlements in excess of a million dollars.

Larry also has extensive experience negotiating complex executive employment and transition agreements in various industries, including mergers and acquisitions, change-in-control agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, lift-outs and incentive/equity compensation. He advises executives concerning the numerous and varied documents that are often used to memorialize their compensation packages, including employment agreements, stock and option plans and agreements, long term incentive plans, deferred compensation agreements, promissory notes, pledge agreements, redemption agreements, partnership or limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, and expatriation and repatriation agreements regarding overseas assignments.

RepresentativeMatters Include:

Obtained a significant arbitration award on behalf of a high-level executive concerning a claim for contractually-guaranteed severance. 

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.

Boston CollegeBA 1980Duquesne UniversityJ.D. 1983
College of Labor and Employment LawyersAmerican Bar AssociationBoston Bar AssociationMassachusetts Bar AssociationHawaii State Bar AssociationMassachusetts Employment Lawyers AssociationNational Employment Lawyers AssociationAndover School of Montessori

Case History

MCAD v. Stonehill College, 441 Mass. 549 (Supreme Judicial Court, 2004)

Served as co-counsel through public hearing at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in this precedent-setting case, which was named in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as the "Most Important Decision of 2004." In this matter, 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.

Office Location

One Boston Place, 37th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male