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Molly Clayton Mooney

Associate

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4833
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Ms. Mooney is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw’s Boston office.  Ms. Mooney represents management in a range of employment-related matters, including litigation of single and multi-plaintiff claims and employment counseling.

As a member of the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Mooney focuses a significant portion of her practice on representing employers in the defense of complex wage and hour claims, including claims arising under state wage and hour laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  She has experience defending allegations of exempt employee misclassification and off-the-clock work in all phases of litigation, including class action certification and summary judgment. 

Ms. Mooney also has significant experience defending employers in federal and state courts as well as administrative proceedings in matters involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Mooney was a litigation associate at another Boston firm where she gained substantial employment counseling and litigation experience.  During law school, she worked as a legal intern at the Sacramento District Attorney's Office.

Ms. Mooney is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw’s Boston office.  Ms. Mooney represents management in a range of employment-related matters, including litigation of single and multi-plaintiff claims and employment counseling.

As a member of the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Mooney focuses a significant portion of her practice on representing employers in the defense of complex wage and hour claims, including claims arising under state wage and hour laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  She has experience defending allegations of exempt employee misclassification and off-the-clock work in all phases of litigation, including class action certification and summary judgment. 

Ms. Mooney also has significant experience defending employers in federal and state courts as well as administrative proceedings in matters involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Mooney was a litigation associate at another Boston firm where she gained substantial employment counseling and litigation experience.  During law school, she worked as a legal intern at the Sacramento District Attorney's Office.

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, cum laude (2013)
    Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review

  • B.A., Boston College (2010)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Affiliations

  • Women's Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Publications

  • Co-Author, Employers' Guide to Massachusetts Wage & Hour Law, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 30, 2019)
  • Co-Author, “Company Investors and Board Members Off The Hook For Unpaid Wages In Massachusetts,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 5, 2018)
  • Co-Author, “Too Personal To Proceed: Personal Bankers’ Certification Bid Bounced Again,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 8, 2017)
  • Co-Author, “Budget Blues: Planning for a Possible Government Shutdown,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 28, 2017)
  • Co-Author, Massachusetts Peculiarities: An Employer’s Guide to Wage & Hour Law in the Bay State, 3rd Edition, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 1, 2017)
  • Co-Author, “DOJ and EEOC Release Diversity in Law Enforcement Report,” Employment Law Lookout, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 11, 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Pay Equity in the Bay State: Renewed Focus on the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act,” Insights (Spring 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Lifting the Weight: Conditional Certification Denied for Personal Trainers Claiming Off-the-Clock Work,” Wage & Hour Litigation Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 26, 2016)
  • "Forgiving the Unforgivable: Reinvigorating the Use of Executive Clemency in Capital Cases," Boston College Law Review (March 2013)