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Greg Vanden-Eykel

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Greg represents clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the areas of education, long-term care, employment, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation. He has successfully represented businesses, charter schools, independent schools, and individuals before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals, the Rhode Island Department of Education, the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators, the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors, the Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

Greg previously worked as a consultant to government agencies and corporations on policy analysis, program management, and project evaluation related to emergency management, including natural disasters and terrorism.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • George Washington University (B.A. in International Relations)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • Assisted in obtaining a defense verdict in a medical malpractice jury trial.
  • Assisted in obtaining a defense verdict in a personal injury/premises liability jury trial.
  • Obtained decisions in favor of charter school clients related to per pupil funding disputes between the charter school clients and sending districts, including prevailing before administrative appeals bodies.
  • Successfully represented charter school and business clients before the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training concerning denial of unemployment benefits.
  • Regularly consult with charter school clients concerning Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law, Title IX, and Board Governance compliance.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a Complaint against the license of a Massachusetts nursing home administrator before the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators.
  • Obtained numerous Lack of Probable Cause findings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on behalf of heath care clients.
  • Successful motion to dismiss a personal injury complaint before the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts on personal jurisdiction grounds.
  • Successful motion to dismiss an asbestos liability case based on personal jurisdiction grounds.
  • Persuaded a Massachusetts Court to grant summary judgment declaring that an insurer had no duty to provide coverage to an insured for bodily injuries caused by the use of the insured’s automobile under a commercial general liability policy.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements and consent agreements in education, long-term care, employment, medical malpractice, consumer protection, and negligence matters, including successful mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
  •  Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in Civil Litigation (2016-2021)
  • “Wage Act Creates Problems for Employers,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 10, 2022
  • “Court Rules in Personnel Records Act Case: What Does It Mean for Employers?,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 27, 2022
  • “What Massachusetts Employers Need to Know About Paid Family Medical Leave,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, November 10, 2020
  • “Title IX Guidance: Newly Proposed Regulations,” Legal Lowdown Podcast, Episode 7 (January 17, 2019)
  • “Title IX Guidance: Newly Proposed Regulations,” Legal Lowdown Podcast, Episode 7 (January 17, 2019)
  • “Impact of Massachusetts Employment Law Developments on Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Charter Schools,” Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (December 10, 2018)
  • “Emerging Litigation Trends in Senior Care Setting and Tips to Mitigate Exposure,” Massachusetts and Rhode Island Medical Directors Association (November 3, 2018)
  • “Title IX Guidance: Impact of Leaked Regulations,” The Legal Lowdown Podcast, Episode 5 (November 1, 2018)
  • “High Risk: Medical Marijuana in the Senior Care Community,” Massachusetts and Rhode Island Medical Directors Association (May 5, 2018)
  • “Special Education Rights and Accessing Reasonable Accommodations”, Arthritis Foundation (July 8, 2017)
  • “Employment Contracts: What Dentists Need to Know”

Greg served as a judicial intern for Massachusetts District Court Judge Robert A. Cornetta.

Greg devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono matters involving Rhode Island and Massachusetts guardianship petitions, and representing Massachusetts elementary and high school students and families regarding school discipline appeals.

Greg is an active volunteer in the Concord/Carlisle Youth Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, and Softball programs.

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Greg is an avid golfer and still aspires to play centerfield for the Philadelphia Phillies.