Attorneys » Karen D. Lane, Senior Counsel

Karen D. LaneMs. Lane is an experienced practitioner in all areas of employment law. She counsels employers on a broad range of employment-related issues, including hiring, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, sexual harassment matters, discrimination and retaliation issues, terminations, layoffs, wage and hour issues, and all aspects of employee relations and human resources policies. She has particular expertise with employee non-competes and other restrictive covenants, drafting and negotiating severance agreements, and large reductions in force. Ms. Lane has represented corporate clients in all areas of employment law before state and federal courts and agencies, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the EEOC and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Prior to joining Manchel & Brennan, P.C., Karen served as in-house Senior Legal Counsel for CVS Caremark, in which she provided full-service advice in all areas of employment law to the Company’s management and Human Resources teams. Prior to CVS Caremark, Karen practiced in the Labor and Employment and Litigation Departments of Choate, Hall & Stewart.


J.D., Boston College Law School, 1995, magna cum laude

B.A., University of Richmond, 1992, magna cum laude

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U.S. District Court, District Court of Massachusetts