Brendan is a labor & employment attorney in the Atlanta office. He assists companies with human resources and employment-related litigation matters, as well as union related issues. He has over 18 years of experience handling sophisticated cases at the trial and appellate level in state and federal court.
He advises clients on a wide range of human resources topics, such as independent contractor classifications, drug testing, employee discipline and discharge, severance planning, wage payment, family and medical leave, disability law, joint employment issues, affirmative action, and reductions in force. Brendan also counsels clients on traditional labor relations matters involving grievance administration and arbitration, collective bargaining, union avoidance, unfair labor practice litigation, and other matters involving the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Prior to joining MHS, Brendan served as in-house counsel for an international distribution company, where he counseled senior management and regularly handled non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour claims, and litigation involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, employee discipline, and whistleblower issues. Brendan previously worked at Nixon Peabody LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm, in its government investigations & white-collar defense practice group. Prior to that he served as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Brendan assisted the chief judge in resolving numerous civil cases by trial, motion practice, or mediation. Brendan began his legal career serving as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts where he litigated more than 30 jury trials to verdict.
Brendan received his law degree, cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Boston College, where he was captain of the varsity men’s lacrosse team. Brendan still enjoys playing lacrosse, coaching his kids’ teams, biking, and spending time with family and friends.