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Greenberg Traurig LLP

James Boudreau

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Labor & Employment

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James N. Boudreau is Chair of the Labor & Employment Section's Class and Collective Action Practice Group. He represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing teams of attorneys and paralegals in nationwide class and collective actions from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification and trial. Jim also has extensive first chair experience in restrictive covenant/trade secret litigation, having handled such matters in jurisdictions throughout the country. In addition to his complex litigation practice, Jim regularly advises employers on all forms of labor and employment issues and related compliance matters.


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Greenberg Traurig LLP's practice is jointly led by Naomi Beer, James Boudreau and David Long-Daniels, based in Denver, Philadelphia and Atlanta respectively. It 'distinguishes itself by the breadth of its scope, which ranges from geographic access to subject matter expertise', and works closely with the firm's other practices, such as the corporate and tax groups. Los Angeles-based Mark Kemple represented Marriott in various matters, including a wage-and-hour case which was dismissed. Natasha Wilson in Atlanta was engaged by Atlanta Public Schools regarding a collective action alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Charles Birenbaum and counsel Lindsay Hutner are key contacts in San Francisco. Other names to note are Jonathan Sulds in New York as well as Wendy Johnson Lario, Kristine Feher and Robert Bernstein in New Jersey. Michael Mason re-joined the firm in Phoenix in April 2018 from Pinnacle West Capital, and of counsel Alicia Voltmer was a new arrival to the Dallas office from Lillard Wise Szygenda PLLC in September 2018. The team had several partner promotions, including Adil Khan (Los Angeles) in March 2018 and Ashley Farrell Pickett (Los Angeles) and Jack Gearan (Boston) in January 2019.

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Labor-management relations

Within: Labor-management relations

Greenberg Traurig, LLP's team is well integrated in the international network and also works closely with the firm's other departments, in particular the corporate group. The team is jointly led by Naomi Beer, James Boudreau and David Long-Daniels, based in Denver, Philadelphia and Atlanta respectively. San Francisco-based Charles Birenbaum is assisting Hornblower Cruises in its expanding transportation project regarding the negotiations with organized labor to staff the system. Jerrold Goldberg in New York is regularly engaged as the transactional labor counsel by SL Green Realty. Terence McCourt is a noted practitioner in Boston. Michael Mason re-joined the firm in Phoenix from Pinnacle West Capital Corporation in April 2018; another new arrival is counsel Alicia Sienne Voltmer in Dallas, who came from Lillard Wise Szygenda PLLC in September 2018.

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