Brian J. Lamoureux is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC and a member of the firm’s Litigation, Employment, Cyber Law and Corporate & Business teams. He is also Practitioner Faculty in Management (Business Law) at Providence College, his alma mater.
His extensive practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, social media law, and creditors’ rights. In addition to being an accomplished business litigator, he is a frequent guest speaker, broadcast commentator, and published author on various legal issues, including cybersecurity, social and digital media, data privacy rights, employment law topics, and the pandemic’s impact on individuals and businesses.
His published work and broadcast appearances on topical issues are extensive. His articles have been published in the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, Lawyers Weekly, and several other local or national publications. His guest appearance as a featured legal commentator have been broadcast on WPRI-TV, WJAR-TV, WPRO-AM, MYRI-TV, and NECN-TV.
An accomplished lawyer, leader, teacher and mentor, Attorney Lamoureux’s speaking engagements are extensive and include presentations before Fortune 150+ executives and thousands of other business and industry leaders, students, employers and human resource professionals. His contribution to the legal profession and his employment law and litigation practices were recognized by his peers when he was named to the 2022 “Best Lawyer” list in Rhode Island. Earlier in his career, he was honored for his achievements by Providence Business News with a 40 Under Forty award.
As a Providence College Practitioner Faculty member, he created and teaches an MBA-level course called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment.” In 2019, he received Providence College’s Excellence in Teaching award.
Attorney Lamoureux graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law. At the same time, he received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is qualified to serve as a receiver in Rhode Island Superior Court and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
- Corporate, Business, Employment and Litigation
- Employment Law
- Construction Law
- Social Media Law
- Cyber Law
- Rhode Island, 2000
- Massachusetts, 1999
- U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Honors and Awards
- Best Lawyers in America
- Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
- J.D. – 1999
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
- Master of Public Administration – 1999
- University of Rhode Island
- M.A. – 1996
- Major: Political Science
- Providence College
- B.A. – 1994
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Political Science
- Panelist, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Conference (social media law and strategy) (2013, 2015)
- Regular presenter to Catholic and public schools on cyberbullying and social media use by children
- Creator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment (MBA 698), Providence College MBA Program
- Guest Speaker, The Conference Board, San Diego, February, 2012 (emerging social media and legal strategies)
- Panelist, Social Media and Marketing, Providence Business News Summits, March, 2011 and February, 2012
- Panelist, National Association of Settlement Purchasers Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008)
- Lecturer, Constitutional Law (PSC 471), University of Rhode Island, 2004
- Frequent Presenter and Broadcast Commentator on Social Media and E-communications in the workplace
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Rhode Island Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
- Member, Providence College National Alumni Association Council
- Member, PRISM (Professional Rhode Islanders Social Media Group)
- Member, St. Thomas More Society of Rhode Island
- Regularly provides counsel and advice to state agencies on litigation matters, general corporate and contract advice, as well as guidance with their rules and regulations.
- Provides employment law advice and recommendations to employers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts on a range of employment related issues, such as hiring/termination, discrimination, discipline, benefits, and compliance.
- Assists clients and his PLDO colleagues in navigating the rapidly evolving world of social media law by providing litigation support, discovery strategy, and technical assistance in cases or disputes where social media or electronic evidence is in play.
- Works with clients in closely held companies to resolve disputes through buyouts or litigation.
- Serves as receiver or special master appointed by the Rhode Island Superior Court to liquidate or manage troubled or insolvent businesses.
- Regularly represents a not-for-profit student loan guarantor in Rhode Island and Connecticut federal courts in cases where borrowers seek to discharge their student loans in bankruptcy.
- Created and managed satisfactory settlement of class action which involved several hundred thousand transactions involving millions of dollars of claimed damages.
- Successfully briefed and argued before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in a case confirming surety’s rights to indemnification.
- Lead counsel in a successfully resolved certified class action regarding the demutualization of an insurance company before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.
- Served as trial co-counsel in one of the largest defense jury verdicts in the Federal District Court in Massachusetts.
- The ongoing saga with Elon Musk’s Twitter offer and Twitter’s push to close the deal. WPRO
- Community Focus: Attorney Brian Lamoureux discusses Musk’s purchase of Twitter, WPRI 12
- How will Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover impact users and advertisers? WPRO
- Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter and take it private, WPRO
- Feeling averse to the metaverse, Providence Journal Guest Column
- Vaccine Mandates: Answers to Employer Questions Webcast – To access, click the link and enter the password, Vaccine21!
- Implications of Facebook’s decision to suspend Former President Trump, WPRO.
- Year later, ABA issues ethical guidance for working remotely, RI Lawyers Weekly
- Big Tech’s Impact on Public Discourse, Censorship and Government Regulations, WPRO
- Experts: Police should ‘be prepared’ as FBI warns of armed protests planned across US, NBC10
- Help Wanted: Shortage of Cybersecurity Experts Poses Challenges and Risks, NBC10
- Law Firm Takes Action in Tackling TikTok Security Threat
- Courts start to weigh in on COVID-19 lawsuits
- Data Privacy Rights for the Greater Good (Webinar Recording)
- How will virus tracking apps affect privacy?
- Pandemic prompts urgent review of overlooked contractual clause
- How Will The Coronavirus Impact Your Contracts?
- Bankruptcy Options For Small Business
- Coronavirus and social media: Be careful what you click
- Line between work, life blurs in digital age
- Keeping Data Off Darknet
- Devise A Plan Before A Data Breach
- Big Tech and Big Tobacco: Is History Repeating Itself? – Security Weekly Network Interview
- Matt Allen UNCUT – a podcast interview about social and digital media
- Facebook and Social Media Use in Society TV Interview
- Security measures, breach notifications key to minimizing exposure to GDPR liability
- EU’s data protection law targets worldwide business community
- Cybersecurity and medical devices : Informed consent in digital age
- Keeping up with your kids: Are you social media savvy?
- Social Media Privacy Law Impacts Employers
- Should Employees Use Facebook at Work?
- Privacy Rights Being Tested in the Digital Age
- Digital Age Hiring Process Filled With Danger
- Texting in the Workplace? Dangers Abound
- Email Privacy Not a Guarantee in Workplace
- Worry About Workplace Prejudice? Clean Up
- Where do tweets go when you die – hint, not to heaven
- Employment bar deconstructs new social media privacy law
- Maneuvering the Minefields of BYOD and Social Media in the Workplace
- Lawyers must manage LinkedIn’s features
- XpertHR interview on Key Social Media Issues Affecting the Workplace
- To Have And To Hold: Delete E-Mail At Your Peril
- How Social Media is Changing the Hiring Game
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