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Brendan Sweeney

New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4646 F 631-247-0417


Brendan Sweeney


Brendan Sweeney is a principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has more than 20 years of experience in employment law and other types of litigation.

Brendan has helped clients achieve success in various ways including counseling, developing compliance and early case assessment programs, implementing class action waivers, defeating class certification, and negotiating favorable resolutions. He has significant experience defending employers in class actions and complex litigation, including wage and hour and discrimination matters. Brendan has also been responsible for significant litigation matters in other areas, including antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.  

In addition to more than 10 years of experience in prominent national law firms, Brendan was global head of Litigation and Employment Law for Luxottica, one of the largest eyewear companies in the world and a major retailer. In this role, Brendan led a team of lawyers that developed and implemented practical strategies for mitigating litigation risks and costs. Brendan was a trusted advisor to Luxottica’s senior business and human resources leadership, both in the United States and around the world. Prior to Luxottica, Brendan was in-house counsel for a large financial institution where he specialized in restrictive covenant litigation. Brendan has a strong appreciation of the role of in-house counsel and value-driven relationships between law firms and clients.

Brendan was a law clerk to the Honorable James McGirr Kelly in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2020)