James N. Boudreau

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Chair, Class and Collective Action Group
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Education
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7833
Fax: 215.988.7801
University Bowdoin College, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Admitted1990, Massachusetts; 1996, Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
BornSeptember 29, 1965

James N. Boudreau is Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice's Class and Collective Action 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 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.

Areas of Concentration

· Class action employment litigation

· Non-compete and trade secret litigation

· Wrongful termination litigation

Professional & Community Involvement

· Board Member, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), Board of Directors

· Fellow, Temple Academy of Trial Advocacy

· Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee

· Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

· Board Member, Law360, Employment Editorial Advisory Board, 2013

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, Human Resource Executive magazine, "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers - Top 100," 2013

· Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013

· Selected, a Law360 "MVP - Labor and Employment," 2012

· Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011

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Articles, Lectures & Publications

Jim frequently speaks on labor and employment issues, most notably on class and collective actions in the labor and employment arena.


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James N. Boudreau

2001 Market Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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