Brian J. MacDonough

Brian J. MacDonough

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Boston, MA

Sherin and Lodgen LLP
 | 101 Federal Street, 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-646-2286
Fax: 617-646-2222
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brian J. MacDonough, co-chair of Sherin and Lodgen's Employment Department, concentrates his practice in employment law and executive advocacy. He handles a wide range of matters, including contract negotiation and enforcement, discrimination, whistleblowing, wage and hour issues, and wrongful termination. In particular, Brian counsels and represents executives and professionals on sophisticated employment and compensation matters, including employment agreements, equity arrangements, deferred compensation, non-competition and other restrictive covenants, severance provisions, and separation agreements. A trusted advisor to his clients, Brian often works with them throughout their careers as they transition to new opportunities.

In addition to his executive advocacy practice, Brian also litigates cases in both federal and state courts and appears regularly before state and federal agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Highly respected by his colleagues, Brian serves as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, where he serves as a Council Member. He also served on the committee that prepared draft sexual harassment regulations on behalf of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and he assisted in the drafting of proposed revisions of the Commission’s procedural regulations

Brian is a frequent author and speaker on matters of employment law.  He is an editor and co-author of the Massachusetts Employment Law Manual, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.  He has also co-authored  employment law chapters for the MCLE’s Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual, and sections of the quarterly Commentary for the Massachusetts Discrimination Law Reporter.  Brian has chaired several programs sponsored by MCLE, including “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law” and “Preventing and Litigating Wage & Hours Cases.”

About Brian MacDonough

Admitted: 2006, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-chair, Boston Bar Association, Labor and Employment section, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Labor and Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation – Massachusetts


  • In this newsletter:  BEWARE: In Bankruptcy, “Equity Compensation” Treated As Equity, Not Compensation MCAD Issues Guidance on the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act Relief for Board members and Investors in Non-Payment of Wages Cases Federal Tax Deductibility: Three Changes That Impact Employees, Sherin and Lodgen Employment Newsletter - February 2018
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Office Location for Brian J. MacDonough

101 Federal Street
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

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Last Updated: 7/25/2019

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