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Brendan Sweeney

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   5 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 22 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brendan

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Brendan Sweeney specializes in employment-related trial matters and class actions on behalf of both employers and employees. His deep experience on the employer side, and inside the legal departments of large companies, allows him to quickly assess matters and help clients understand their rights.

After graduating near the top of his class from Villanova Law School, Brendan was a law clerk
to a federal district court Judge in Philadelphia. Beginning in 1998, Brendan was an Associate in
the Labor and Employment law departments at Morgan Lewis and Seyfarth Shaw. In 2005, he
became in-house counsel for Morgan Stanley. In 2007, he joined Luxottica Group, the world’s
largest manufacturer and retailer of eyewear. Brendan was Global Head of Litigation for
Luxottica until 2017, when he joined one of the largest firms in the country specialized in labor
and employment law. He joined the employment law firm Working Solutions as a Partner in 2021.

During his career, Brendan has focused on wage and hour, restrictive covenant, discrimination,
harassment, whistleblower and retaliation matters. He has extensive class action and trial
experience. Brendan managed a multimillion dollar legal department budget and counseled
senior management and Boards of public companies on litigation strategy, risks and the cost of
litigation. He has acted as both the primary lawyer and the client representative in a wide variety
of high stakes litigation. He has hired and managed lawyers from some of the most prestigious
law firms in the world. He has deep experience in the financial services, retail, manufacturing
and hospitality industries.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. John Fisher College and a Juris Doctor (Order of the
Coif) from Villanova University School of Law.

The Son of immigrant parents (a Union Bus Driver and Housekeeper) and a native of Queens,
Brendan believes strongly that employment laws play a vital role in protecting the vulnerable and
leveling the playing field.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes.

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Working Solutions Law Firm
80 Broad Street
Suite 703
New York, NY, 10004
Working Solutions Law Firm
354 Eisenhower Parkway
Building 2 - Suite 2775
Livingston, NJ, 07039
Working Solutions Law Firm
132 Lincoln Street
Suite 5R-A
Boston, MA, 02111
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Posted by Daniel | January 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Brendan is an extremely experienced and very knowledgeable practitioner who provides first-rate client service, explaining all possible situations with clarity and advising the best course of action. Would highly recommend him for anything employment-related.
Posted by Stefania | October 4, 2022
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General Counsel
Brendan is a tremendous lawyer, giving practical, actionable advice. His command of the legal issues is top notch and his ability to calmly assess and manage what are often tense, difficult situations is unmatched. Brendan was instrumental in solving an employee claim without litigation in a way that everyone walked away satisfied. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
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Great lawyer who got
I was referred to Brendan through a family friend who is also a lawyer. I am not a litigious person, but when I was unexpectedly terminated without cause and given an unfair severance package, I knew I needed expert legal guidance to help me fight back. It was clear that my termination was motivated by racial discrimination and Brendan helped me figure out how best to navigate the process. At first, my employer and their lawyers resorted to playing dirty, making unsubstantiated claims to justify their actions. But Brendan stayed calm and rational, breaking apart their arguments piece by piece until they realized they didn't have a strong case that would prevail in court. Ultimately, they caved and I got a severance package that I felt was fair. While Brendan is a great lawyer, he is also a great person - he was kind, patient and respectful throughout an emotionally tough time for me. While no one should be put in a position of needing an employment lawyer, I would highly recommend Brendan if the occasion does arise.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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Great Advocate For Disabled Veterans!
Brendan, did an amazing job of advocating for me as a disabled veteran seeking reasonable accommodations in the workplace. He is diligent, thoughtful, and forcefully able to advocate on his clients behalf. For employment and disability matters you would be hard pressed to find a better representative!
Posted by vito | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
understanding and practical
Brendan and I worked together for many years. I relied on him for practical advice on employment law issues. Brendan was very highly regarded in the Company where we both worked. After Brendan left that Company I hired him to represent my Family’s business in employment law matters. Brendan has deep knowledge of the law and the courts and he also has an understanding of business needs and always very practical in his approach to the issues. I highly recommend him for any employment law matter.
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • St. John's Fisher College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cai v. K Health


  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019

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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Brendan Sweeney
Brendan Sweeney
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 26 years
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