Brendan Sweeney

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  • Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 58 South Service Road, Suite 250, Melville, NY 11747
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Biography

Brendan Sweeney is Of Counsel in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has more than 20 years of experience in employment law and other types of litigation.

Mr. Sweeney has helped clients achieve success in various ways including counseling, developing compliance and early case assessment programs, implementing class action waivers, defeating class certification, and negotiating favorable resolutions. He has significant experience defending employers in class actions and complex litigation, including wage and hour and discrimination matters. Mr. Sweeney has also been responsible for significant litigation matters in other areas, including antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.

In addition to more than 10 years of experience in prominent national law firms, Mr. Sweeney was Global Head of Litigation and Employment Law for Luxottica, one of the largest eyewear companies in the world and a major retailer. In this role, Mr. Sweeney led a team of lawyers that developed and implemented practical strategies for mitigating litigation risks and costs. Mr. Sweeney was a trusted advisor to Luxottica’s senior business and Human Resources leadership, both in the United States and around the world. Prior to Luxottica, Mr. Sweeney was in-house counsel for a large financial institution where he specialized in restrictive covenant litigation. Mr. Sweeney has a strong appreciation of the role of in-house counsel and value-driven relationships between law firms and clients.

Mr. Sweeney was a law clerk to the Honorable James McGirr Kelly in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In the News

November 28, 2018
The Indiana Lawyer

Brendan Sweeney Discusses Arbitration Agreements After 7th Circuit Ruling

Brendan Sweeney discusses implications of the 7th Circuit ruling in Pamela Herrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corp. and the importance of clearly drafting employment agreements in In labor arbitration class action, 7th Circuit asks, ‘What happens next?’ published by the Indiana Lawyer.Subscription may be...

November 2, 2018
SHRM

Brendan Sweeney Discusses Compliance Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Brendan Sweeney discusses legal pitfalls to avoid when hiring and working with seasonal employees in 11 Compliance Tips for Working with Seasonal Employees During the Holidays, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article

October 18, 2018
Law 360

Brendan Sweeney Authors The A-List For Managing Employment Law Risks And Costs

Brendan Sweeney authors The A-List For Managing Employment Law Risks And Costs, published by Law360.Subscription may be required to view article

Publications

October 24, 2018

Availability of Class Arbitration is for Court to Decide, Appeals Court Rules

Vacating a $10 million arbitration award resulting from a “collective action” arbitration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that whether class or collective arbitration is authorized by an arbitration agreement is a threshold question for the district court, not an arbitrator. Herrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corp...

October 8, 2018

Kentucky Supreme Court Holds Employers May Not Require Arbitration Agreements as a Condition of Employment

On September 27, 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion in Northern Kentucky Area Development District v. Snyder, No. 2017-SC-000277-DG, and held that Kentucky employers may not require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of their employment. In reaching its conclusion, the Court relied upon KRS...

Webinars

Should We Catch the Wave? Practical Considerations After the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Upholding Class Action Waivers

When
May 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Blogs

Employment Class and Collective Actions
Availability of Class Arbitration is for Court to Decide, Appeals Court Rules
October 24, 2018

Vacating a $10 million arbitration award resulting from a “collective action” arbitration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that whether class or collective arbitration is authorized by an arbitration agreement is a threshold question for the district court, not an arbitrator. Herrington v.

By Samia M. Kirmani , Brendan Sweeney and Avi Saige

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
631-247-4646  Phone
631-247-0417  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com/people/brendan-sweeney
University Attended:
St. John Fisher College, B.S., 1992
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1997
Year of First Admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, New York; 2002, New York - S.D. N.Y.; 2002, New York - E.D. N.Y.
ISLN:
913141616

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