William E. O'Gara | Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC

William E. O'Gara

William E. O'Gara is a partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC in Providence, RI, and leads the firm's employment and litigation teams.

Mr. O'Gara has more than 20 years of significant experience in litigating civil and administrative law matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and frequently appears before the US DOL, OSHA, the Rhode Island Commission on Human Rights and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

He routinely represents employers in matters ranging from sexual harassment to retirement issues, and his diverse practice includes defending wrongful termination and discrimination claims, contract negotiations and matters of union representation.

Mr. O'Gara is a frequent lecturer on human resources management topics and is a contributor and editor of human resource and personnel policy handbooks and guides for small and large private and public sector entities.

He earned his JD from Northeastern University and his Master's in Industrial Relations from the University of Rhode Island.

Mr. O'Gara is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and in federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.