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Robert O. Sheridan

Of Counsel

One Post Office Square
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
robert.sheridan@nelsonmullins.com

Rob Sheridan's practice encompasses a variety of litigation matters, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling on federal and state labor and employment issues.

In the area of employment law, Mr. Sheridan has counseled his clients on a wide variety of employment issues, such as discrimination and harassment, wage-and-hour law compliance, independent contractor and employee classification,...

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Rob Sheridan's practice encompasses a variety of litigation matters, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling on federal and state labor and employment issues.

In the area of employment law, Mr. Sheridan has counseled his clients on a wide variety of employment issues, such as discrimination and harassment, wage-and-hour law compliance, independent contractor and employee classification, reasonable accommodation for disabled employees, employee discipline and terminations, and the enforcement of non-compete, non-disclosure and other employment-related agreements. He has handled employment and business litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including state fair employment and human rights agencies.

In addition, Mr. Sheridan manages and conducts internal investigations of harassment and discrimination claims, wage and hour compliance issues, and whistleblower claims. Mr. Sheridan regularly negotiates and drafts executive employment, separation, and other employment-related agreements on behalf of both privately and publicly held companies as well as executives.  

Mr. Sheridan also has experience in general litigation matters, including complex business litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, class action defense, securities litigation, and allegations of unfair and deceptive business practices. He has experience representing a broad spectrum of clients from small privately held companies to large multinational public companies.

Prior to his career in law, Mr. Sheridan worked as a corporate financial analyst and with legal counsel for two investment banks. He held Series 7 and 63 Registrations from the National Association of Securities Dealers (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He applies the skills acquired through investment banking to assist his practice in providing employment guidance on corporate mergers and acquisitions and in negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements. 

reasonable accommodation for disabled employees, employee discipline and terminations, and the enforcement of non-compete, non-disclosure and other employment-related agreements. He has handled employment and business litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including state fair employment and human rights agencies.

In addition, Mr. Sheridan manages and conducts internal investigations of harassment and discrimination claims, wage and hour compliance issues, and whistleblower claims. Mr. Sheridan regularly negotiates and drafts executive employment, separation, and other employment-related agreements on behalf of both privately and publicly held companies as well as executives.  

Mr. Sheridan also has experience in general litigation matters, including complex business litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, class action defense, securities litigation, and allegations of unfair and deceptive business practices. He has experience representing a broad spectrum of clients from small privately held companies to large multinational public companies.

Prior to his career in law, Mr. Sheridan worked as a corporate financial analyst and with legal counsel for two investment banks. He held Series 7 and 63 Registrations from the National Association of Securities Dealers (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He applies the skills acquired through investment banking to assist his practice in providing employment guidance on corporate mergers and acquisitions and in negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements. 

Rob Sheridan's practice encompasses a variety of litigation matters, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling on federal and state labor and employment issues.

In the area of employment law, Mr. Sheridan has counseled his clients on a wide variety of employment issues, such as discrimination and harassment, wage-and-hour law compliance, independent contractor and employee classification,... reasonable accommodation for disabled employees, employee discipline and terminations, and the enforcement of non-compete, non-disclosure and other employment-related agreements. He has handled employment and business litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including state fair employment and human rights agencies.

In addition, Mr. Sheridan manages and conducts internal investigations of harassment and discrimination claims, wage and hour compliance issues, and whistleblower claims. Mr. Sheridan regularly negotiates and drafts executive employment, separation, and other employment-related agreements on behalf of both privately and publicly held companies as well as executives.  

Mr. Sheridan also has experience in general litigation matters, including complex business litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, class action defense, securities litigation, and allegations of unfair and deceptive business practices. He has experience representing a broad spectrum of clients from small privately held companies to large multinational public companies.

Prior to his career in law, Mr. Sheridan worked as a corporate financial analyst and with legal counsel for two investment banks. He held Series 7 and 63 Registrations from the National Association of Securities Dealers (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He applies the skills acquired through investment banking to assist his practice in providing employment guidance on corporate mergers and acquisitions and in negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements. 

Experience

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Representative Matters

  • Member of litigation defense team for multinational corporation, which obtained favorable settlement in multijurisdictional breach of contract and defamation action brought by former employees
  • Member of trial team that defeated $1 million in claims against the largest U.S. staffing agency in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania alleging sexual harassment and retaliation
  • Argued for and obtained a temporary restraining order in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of a private company aggrieved by a former employee
  • Defense of hospital system against wage and hour class action related to meal breaks and overtime pay
  • Member of a litigation defense team representing life sciences and medical device corporations that defeated both a $220 million damages claim as well as trade secret misappropriation claims relating to a medical technology after a two-week trial and related hearings

Previous Professional Experience

  • Litigation Associate, international law firm (2008-2017)
    • Summer Associate (May-Aug 2007)
  • Corporate Financial Analyst -- Financial Institutions Group, Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (2004-2005)
  • Corporate Financial Analyst -- Financial Institutions Group, Fox-Pitt Kelton, Inc. (now part of Macquarie Group) (2002-2004)

Internship

  • The Honorable Judge Christopher Muse, Massachusetts Superior Court, (June 2006)

Education

  • Yale University, BA, History (2001)
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD (2008)
    • President, Moot Court Honor Board
    • Staff member, Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy
    • Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility
    • Dean’s List (2005-2008)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Practice Areas

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  • Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors (2014-Present)
  • American Ireland Fund: Member of Young Leader’s Committee (2010-Present)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston: Robert and Jean O'Hara Sheridan Scholarship Fund Committee (2012-Present)
  • Yale University: Reunion Gift Committee for 10th and 15th Year Reunions (2011, 2016)
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