Maria Cáceres-Boneau


  • Maria Cáceres-Boneau
  • Phone: +1 212 471 1876
    Fax: +1 212 202 6040

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086

Maria Cáceres-Boneau practices in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Cáceres-Boneau represents clients in cases involving discrimination, harassment retaliation, misclassification and wage and hour claim violations in federal and state court and arbitration as well as before administrative agencies. Her experience includes every phase of litigation from pre-suit demands through trial and appeal. She serves as primary contact for numerous clients seeking counseling advice on employment matters such as termination, retaliation, requests for accommodation, workplace violence prevention, pay equity practices, COVID-19 and changes in employment law. In addition, Ms. Cáceres-Boneau has extensive experience investigating internal complaints of sexual and other types of harassment and discrimination, including allegations made against executives. She also conducts manager and employee trainings.

Ms. Cáceres-Boneau is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She also earned an M.S. from Hunter College and a B.A. from Yale University. She is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law


  • 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, Y Tu Tambien

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • 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