Douglas Brayley

Douglas Brayley is an associate practicing in the labor and employment department. Doug advises employers on a wide range of labor- and employment-related matters, including disputes of all kinds, compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws, and corporate transactions. He regularly counsels employers in connection with personnel decisions and internal investigations. In such matters, he often interviews witnesses, provides risk assessments, drafts agreements, and gives advice regarding personnel policies and legal compliance. Doug’s corporate transactional practice involves advising clients regarding labor- and employment-related issues uncovered in deal diligence, transition planning, and the drafting of employment agreements and restrictive covenants.

Doug has argued appeals and dispositive motions before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He has examined witnesses in federal district court and in arbitration and has taken or defended more than a dozen depositions. He has written numerous briefs and motions to administrative agencies, arbitrators, and state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Doug also maintains a robust pro bono practice. His recent matters include helping a Turkish father to regain custody of his children after they were taken from him in a high-profile international abduction, as well as securing asylum status for a Cameroonian woman who had been persecuted for her religion.

Before joining Ropes & Gray, Doug served as a law clerk for Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Labor & Employment, 3) Employment Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 4) Federal Contractor Compliance / OFCCP, 5) Immigration, 6) Labor Management Relations and 7) Trade Secret Litigation
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D. 2009)
Education Indiana University (Economics & Political Science) 2006)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Massachusetts
Most recent firm Ropes & Gray LLP
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