Brian M. Casaceli

Brian is an associate in the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group.  He focuses his practice on representing employers in federal and state courts in Massachusetts, as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in defense of claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage payment violations.  Brian also has experience in representing employers in wage and hour investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Massachusetts Attorney General. Brian further counsels employers on day to day employer issues, and has experience drafting employer handbooks and other employer policies.

In addition, Brian assists the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group. In particular, Brian has experience representing a Chapter 7 Trustee in various types of bankruptcy proceedings.

Brian is a 2014 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, he was a legal intern for UMass Memorial Health Care, Office of the General Counsel in Worcester, MA.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Suffolk University Law School JD, summa cum laude (2014),  Lindsay R. Breed Bankruptcy Book Award (2014), Distinguished Oral Advocate (2012), Distinguished Brief (2012)

  • Stonehill College BA, magna cum laude (2011)
  • Successfully defended employer against claims of sexual harassment and retaliation at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Successfully defended an employer against a claim of public accommodation discrimination at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Publications/Presentations

  • “Governor Baker Signs ‘Grand Bargain’ Bill Creating Paid Family and Medical Leave and Raising Minimum Wage,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, July 2018
  • “NLRB General Counsel Releases Updated Guidance on Employee Handbook Rules,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, June 2018
  • “Massachusetts Ban-The-Box Law Undergoes an Update,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, May 2018
  • “Attorney General’s Office Releases Guidance Interpreting an Act to Establish Pay Equity,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, March 2018
  • “EEOC Releases 2017 Enforcement & Litigation Statistics,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, January 2018
  • “Weingarten Rights Do Not Apply to Non-Union Employees,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, May 2017
  • “EEOC Publishes Proposed Guidance on Unlawful Employee Harassment,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, April 2017
  • “EEOC Releases 2016 Enforcement & Litigation Statistics,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, January 2017
  • “Is Your Company’s Social Media Policy Compliant with NLRA?,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, September 2016
  • “NLRB Rules Student Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants May Unionize,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, August 2016
  • “The Trade Secretes Act: A Federal Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets,” Off The Clock: Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Blog, May 2016
  • Losing A Chance To Survive: An Examination Of The Loss Of Chance Doctrine Within The Context Of A Wrongful Death Action, 9 J. Health & Biomedical L. 521 (2014)
  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act: A Federal Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • NLRB Rules Student Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants May Unionize
  • Is Your Company’s Social Media Policy Compliant with the NLRA?
  • EEOC Releases 2016 Enforcement and Litigation Statistics
  • An Overview of the Recently Enacted Massachusetts Pay Equity Act, HRMA