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Brendan J. Lowd


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Brendan has a wide range of experience in solving the labor and employment issues that employers face on a daily basis. Brendan regularly counsels employers on, among other things, providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, conducting internal investigations of employee complaints, and employee leave of absences. In addition, Brendan represents clients in labor and employment disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. These matters have included wage and hour class and collective actions, restrictive covenant matters, employment discrimination suits, and retaliation cases.

Prior to joining Mintz, Brendan worked as a litigation associate in the labor and employment practice group at a prominent law firm’s Boston office.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD)
  • Marquette University (BA, magna cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Included on the Massachusetts Rising Stars: Employment & Labor List (2017-2018)

Recent Insights

News & Press


          As 2018 came to a close, a pair of federal court decisions provide much needed guidance on two thorny wage and hour issues that are being increasingly litigated nationwide under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In one decision, the court held that an employee who was paid all owed wages shortly after filing a lawsuit was not a “prevailing party” for fee-shifting purposes.  In another decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that FLSA minimum wage violations are measured based on the workweek. 

News & Press

This column discusses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic v. Lewis which addressed a long debated issue – can employers require that workplace disputes be litigated in individual arbitrations or should employees always have the option to bring class action claims in court. The column is authored by a team of Employment, Labor & Benefits attorneys including Member Kate Beattie and Associates Jennifer Budoff and Brendan Lowd.
Mintz advised GPB Capital on its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Westwood, Massachusetts-based Prime Motor Group. The acquisition by Capstone Automotive Group, an affiliate of GPB, expands the group’s footprint throughout New England.



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