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.
Representative Matters Include:
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.
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.