James M. Nelson > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Sacramento, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
1201 K STREET
SUITE 1100
SACRAMENTO CA 95814
United States

Work Department

Labor & Employment

Position

Shareholder

Career

James M. Nelson is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation group and Chair of the Sacramento office’s Labor & Employment Practice. He represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues. His experience includes complex litigation, class action defense, administrative proceedings, and appeals, as well as advice and counseling to ERISA plan fiduciaries of single-employer and multi-employer plans. He counsels clients on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters including litigation as well as compliance, due diligence reviews, and safety and health audits. James has counseled clients in numerous industries, including construction, transportation, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and publishing.

Concentrations
Complex labor and employment litigation
Labor and employment advice and counselling
ERISA litigation
Collective bargaining
Wage and hour litigation
Alternative WorkForce and Independent contractor misclassification issues

Capabilities
Trial Practice
Labor & Employment
Benefits & Compensation
Litigation
Class Action Litigation
ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation
OSHA
Trade Secrets

Admission to Practice
Arizona
California
Washington
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Languages

English

Education

  • J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1981
    • Co-Founder and First Comment and Note Editor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
    • Legislative Intern, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1981
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1979