Neil V. McKittrick

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC

$ $$$

Washington Street 201
Boston 02108 MA US

Mr. Neil McKittrick has extensive trial experience in employment and business disputes. He has represented clients in a wide array of litigation, including

(1) allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment;

(2) cases involving disputes over trade secrets, non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants in financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, high technology and other industries; and

(3) the defense of class and collective actions, with particular experience in the hospitality and retail sectors.

He also has extensive experience counseling and advising businesses on their compliance with anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related matters, including contract claims, employee privacy rights and workplace security issues.

In addition, Mr. McKittrick provides traditional labor law advice and has represented employers in collective bargaining, interest and grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, picketing and other threatened work actions. He created the firm’s pro bono policy and serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, and he is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.

He formerly served as the Assistant Director of the White House Security Review (1994-95) and as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1987-88). He was also previously a partner in the Boston law firms of Hill & Barlow and Goulston & Storrs.


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Brown University, 1983

Admitted to Practice:

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Summary judgment on behalf of textile manufacturer in a federal court class action alleging WARN Act and state Wage Act violations.
  • Summary judgment (affirmed on appeal) on behalf of professional services firm in a disability discrimination claim.
  • Summary judgment on behalf of defense contractor in an Equal Pay Act case.
  • Counsel of Record on an amicus curiae brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the state of Oregon and 58 former commissioners of mental health and developmental disabilities from 36 states in Olmstead v. L.C., a leading Americans with Disabilities Act case.
  • Co-counsel on an amicus curiae brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 32 national disabilities rights groups in support of professional golfer Casey Martin in his successful Americans with Disabilities Act case against the PGA Tour.
  • Motion to dismiss on behalf of public employer defending Title VI sex discrimination claims and alleged due process violations in connection with a public construction project.
  • Verdict for contractor in breach of contract/alleged construction defects case.

Professional Activities:

  • Boston Bar Association (Employment and Labor Law Section, Former Co-Chair, Labor Law Committee)
  • Employment Law Strategist (Editorial Board)
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Boston, MA (Board of Directors)
  • Boston Municipal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (Pretrial Case Conferencer/Mediator)
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Fellow)


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