“Thank you for helping us navigate through the challenges we faced with the student’s family and helping us bring it to a successful conclusion. We are truly grateful that we have you as part of our team.”
~ Finance Director, Independent School

“Clear, comprehensive, no hesitation, very experienced.”
~ Workshop Attendee, Independent Schools Association

“Excellent presentation – very approachable and engaged everyone.”
~ Workshop Attendee, Independent Schools Association

Brian B. Garrett


Brian B. Garrett is a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment and Education Practice groups.

Brian handles employment and complex litigation disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, in alternative dispute resolution processes, and before various administrative agencies. He advises and represents employers from a wide range of industries, including education, technology, hospitality, finance, and health care, on matters including employment disputes, restrictive covenant and trade secrets violations, business and partnership disputes, and labor disputes, including election campaigns, and unfair labor practice charges. Brian also brings significant experience in managing comprehensive internal investigations.

Brian counsels independent schools regarding student discipline matters, enrollment agreements, student handbooks, athletic program management (including concussion-related issues), best practices for domestic and international school trips, and fostering inclusive school communities. He also guides on-campus investigations involving alleged interpersonal misconduct.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was an associate for four years at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s New York office. Prior to becoming an attorney, Brian worked for five years as a center and masters’ program coordinator at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Education. Brian received his B.A. from Boston College, his M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College, and his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham Law School.


Sexting At School: The Increasing Need To Promote Cyber Safety And Good Citizenship

NLRB General Counsel Guidance Clarifies Work Rule Landscape Following Boeing

Amendments To Federal Rule 23: Get Ahead Of The Coming Changes To Class Actions

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Permissibility Of Extensions Of Appeal Deadlines

New NLRB Majority Poised To Reverse Important Obama-Era Decisions

Tips For Schools In Handling “Pass The Trash” Issues

EEOC Report Details Strategies For Employers To Curb Workplace Harassment

NLRB Continues To Assert Jurisdiction Over Non-Teaching Employees Of Religiously Affiliated Schools


National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2019 Annual Meeting

The Association Of Boarding Schools (TABS) 2018 Annual Conference

Risk Management Strategies For Off-Campus Trips And Activities

Small Boarding School Association (SBSA) 2018 Conference

National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2018 Annual Meeting "In Tune With Excellence"

Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) 2017 Annual Conference "Blazing A Trail To Learning"

2016 TABS Annual Conference


NLRB General Counsel Guidance Clarifies Work Rule Landscape Following Boeing

EEOC Report Details Strategies For Employers To Curb Workplace Harassment

Massachusetts Superior Court Adopts Strict Test For Compensating Employee Meal Breaks

Brian B. Garrett



T: (978) 623-0900

F: (978) 623-0908



  • Fordham Law School, cum laude (2012)
  • Boston College, M.A. Higher Education Administration (2007)
  • Boston College (2004)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

U.S. District Courts

  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New Jersey

U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • Third Circuit