Craig D. Levey
Craig Levey focuses his practice on employment and business matters, representing both individuals and companies. Craig litigates claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage & hour disputes, as well as partnership and fiduciary duty issues. Craig drafts, reviews, and negotiates non-competition, non-solicitation, and severance agreements, and routinely counsels companies on all facets of the employer-employee relationship, including the drafting and implementation of company policies, procedures, and employee handbooks.
Craig has extensive experience in Federal, Superior, and District courts, and before administrative tribunals, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Department of Unemployment Assistance, and the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.
Craig received his Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston, and his Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States Supreme Court, and Province of Ontario.
Craig is a former associate attorney at Looney & Grossman, LLP and Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. in Boston.
Successfully obtained a judgment for unpaid wages, triple damages, and attorneys’ fees on behalf of a nurse practitioner against her former employer.
Awarded summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a large restaurant chain franchisee in a breach of contract claim by a former employer.
Briefed and argued the dismissal of a federal case based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction on behalf of a large insurance company.
Successfully defended a motion for injunctive relief on a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement in the Business Litigation Session.
Successfully defended a nurse against claims of patient abuse by a state agency during a full evidentiary hearing before the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.
Briefed and argued that an out-of-state mixed martial arts company was subject to personal jurisdiction in Massachusetts.
Litigated and successfully settled a claim for unpaid wages before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of a sales representative working for an out-of-state employer.
Represented countless individuals and entities before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, including matters involving allegations of discrimination based on race, color, sex, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and retaliation.
Successfully represented several individuals appealing decisions before the Division of Unemployment Assistance.
Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement
Craig is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association. At the MBA, Craig is a current member of the Labor and Employment Section Council and former member of the Civil Litigation Section Council (2012 - 2015). Craig co-founded and co-moderates the “Feed Your Mind: Legal Lunch” series, a monthly brown bag lunch held at the MBA that discusses complex commercial litigation topics.
Craig is also an active member of the New England-Canada Business Council, an organization that assists to facilitate relationships between businesses in New England and Canada. Craig is also a committed volunteer with the Boston Police Foundation and “Christmas in the City.”
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Litigating Cases in the Business Litigation Session, Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2015 (moderator)
Exploring the Differences Between Non-Competition Agreements in Massachusetts and Canada, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Feed Your Mind: Drafting and Enforcing Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements, Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2015 (co-moderator)
Navigating Employment Law Issues Between the United States and Canada, New England-Canada Business Council, 2015 (moderator)
How to be an Advocate Without Being Arrogant, MBA Continuing Legal Education, 2015 (panelist)
U.S. Companies Have Much To Consider When Hiring International Staff, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Navigating Employment Law Issues Between the United States and Canada, Canadian Technology Accelerators, 2015 (presenter)
Navigating Employment Law Issues Between the United States and Canada, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Abercrombie's "Look Policy": Supreme Court Rules on Headscarf Case, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Time-Barred: First Circuit Refuses to Apply the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine to Employee’s Retaliation Claims, LinkedIn 2015 (author)
Feed Your Mind: Legal Lunch Series, Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, 2012-present (co-moderator)
Employment Law Case Update, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2011 and 2012 (co-publisher)
First Circuit Rejects Employee’s “Cat’s Paw” Retaliation Argument, LinkedIn 2015 (author)
Use It or Lose It: “Litigation Conduct” Could Result in the Unintended Waiver of a Contractual Right to Compulsory Arbitration, LinkedIn 2015 (author)
A Reminder Of The Importance Of Employment Law Training Seminars: Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules Employer Is Vicariously Liable For Supervisor’s Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Of Subordinate, LinkedIn 2014 (author)
Federal Court Rules Severance Agreement Includes Release of Wage Act Claims Despite Not Explicitly Citing the Statute, LinkedIn 2014 (author)
Poker Face: Negotiate Legal Matters Like Phil Ivey, LinkedIn, 2014 (author)
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