Maria Cáceres-Boneau


  • Maria Cáceres-Boneau
  • Phone: +1 212 471 1876

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086
  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Maria Cáceres-Boneau practices in the area of labor and employment law. Maria has a diverse practice and extensive experience counseling employers of all sizes on the laws governing the workplace, litigating employment disputes from pre-suit demands through trial and appeal, providing employee trainings, investigating matters, drafting agreements and workplace policies, and advising on business acquisitions. She has represented companies across a broad array of industries, including technology, financial services, real estate, retail, fashion, and health care.

Maria also represents executives in negotiations involving executive employment, compensation, and separation.  She also advises not-for-profit organizations and is on the firm's Pro Bono Committee.  

Maria frequently lectures and authors articles on employment law topics.  She is on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI). Prior to becoming a lawyer, Maria taught second grade in the South Bronx as a New York City Teaching Fellow.

Maria is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School.  She also earned a Master’s Degree from Hunter College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Advice and Counseling
  • Employment Litigation 
  • Human Resources and Management Training 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, through negotiations, mediation and arbitration


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Hunter College, M.S.
  • Yale University, B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars, 2013-2019

  • Volunteer of the Quarter, Littler Mendelson P.C., Fourth Quarter 2018

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Mentor, Yale University Cross College Mentorship
  • Mentor, Y Tu Tambien

Board Memberships

  • Board of Trustees, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI)

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Money Talks: Using Pay Equity Audits to Identify and Mitigate Pay Gap Liability," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, January 24, 2024
  • Speaker, "Religious Discrimination, Harassment and Accommodations," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, October 26, 2023
  • Speaker, “Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2023,” Duane Morris, May 16, 2023
  • Speaker, “The FTC’s Proposed Rule on Non-Competes,” Cardozo Law School Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, April 3, 2023
  • Speaker, “New York City and State Employment Law Update,” Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, March 30, 2023
  • Speaker, “When Two Worlds Collide: Wage Transparency Laws, RIFs, and other Challenges Facing US Employers Hiring Foreign Talent in 2023,” Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Corporate Counsel Conference, March 10, 2023
  • Speaker, "Workshop for Founders & Start-Ups: Legal 101," Latinas in Tech Webinar, February 15, 2023
  • Speaker, "Allies in Recruiting," September 28, 2022

  • Speaker, “Rein Them In or Let Them Fly? International and Hybrid Word: Legal Considerations and Employee Retention,” Duane Morris LLP, June 21, 2022

  • Speaker, "Employment Law Spring Seminar," Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, May 11, 2022

  • Speaker, "New York Leave Laws Employers Must Follow in 2021 and Beyond?" Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, March 23, 2021
  • Speaker, "Pay Equity in 2021: Navigating an Increasingly Complex Legal Landscape and Minimizing Risk of Pay Gap Liability," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, January 21, 2021
  • Speaker, "Who, What, And Where Of Virtual Lawyering: Insights – How To Excel," New York State Bar Association, Webinar, December 3, 2020
  • Speaker, "Dear Helga - You're Never Going to Believe What My Employee Did This Time..." Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, November 17, 2020
  • Speaker, "State Law Updates, Including COVID-19 Workplace Laws and Regulations," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, November 12, 2020
  • Speaker, "Navigating Leave Issues During COVID-19," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, October 29, 2020
  • “Reunión de Trabajo con Empresas del Sector Restaurantero ante la Emergencia del COVID-19,” U.S. - Mexico Chamber of Commerce, New York City, April 7, 2020

  • “Content and Cocktails: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, Littler Mendelson, New York City, November 7, 2019

  • “Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Implicit Bias in the Workplace,” New York In-House Counsel Meetup, New York City, May 7, 2019

  • “Latino Women in U.S. and Cross-Border Business and Initiatives,” U.S. - Mexico Chamber of Commerce, New York City, October 11, 2018