Jonathan Shapiro: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jonathan Shapiro

Managing Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone(617) 722-0044

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Reductions in Force - RIF
University McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, B.A., with distinction, 1984
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, Durham, NC, J.D., with honors, 1987
Admitted1987, Massachusetts; 1988, District of Columbia; 1992, Maine; 1997, New York; 2006, Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

Jonathan is a Member of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, and the State Bar Associations of Maine, Massachusetts, New York, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania.


Jonathan Shapiro is the managing partner of the New England office and a partner in the Boston office. He practices in all aspects of employment, labor and employee benefits law and litigation on behalf of management. He has represented management before state and federal courts throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia and Texas on a variety of labor and employment issues, including the defense of wrongful termination and discrimination actions. Jonathan regularly counsels employers throughout the Northeast on a broad range of business and employment matters, including designing and implementing personnel policies and practices, overseeing the hiring and termination of employees, negotiating severance packages for senior executives, conducting internal corporate audits and investigations, and safeguarding and enforcing restrictions regarding corporate property and information. He designs and reviews affirmative action plans and has defended numerous OFCCP audits throughout the country for health benefits and financial institutions, as well as other industries. He is also experienced in defending executives in white-collar criminal investigations and litigation. Jonathan has been recognized in New England Super Lawyers since 2007, and he has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal USA - Management Labour & Employment by the researchers at the International Who's Who publication. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.


Five Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Listed in 2013 New England Super Lawyers
October 21, 2013

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named 2012 Lawyers of the Year
October 11, 2011


March Madness Risky For Maine Businesses
March 14, 2011

Be Mindful of March Madness
February 23, 2010

Employees On The Road Need Clear Direction
February 2, 2010

Can Maine Employers Legally Hire Unpaid Interns?
October 30, 2009

As Goes Maine...
October 15, 2009

Traveling Employees: An Employer's Tour
July 17, 2009

Employee Drug Testing In Maine
July 10, 2009

Summer Sun, Havin' Some Fun
July 3, 2009

Does the WARN Act Apply to Your Business?
June 29, 2009

Former Employee References. What Can I Say?
June 18, 2009

Checks and Balances
June 4, 2009

To Ask Or Not To Ask? That Is The Question
May 28, 2009

Moonlighting Employees-Factors to Consider
May 14, 2009

An Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure
April 29, 2009

Exempt Versus Non-Exempt Employees
April 15, 2009

Social Networking: Solid Office Policy is Key
April 8, 2009

Quotes and Soundbites

An Excuse To Miss Work? World Cup Fever Hits Maine
June 26, 2014

In Rebuttal, Jonathan Shapiro and Eric Uhl: Two sides to every story
March 3, 2014

CDC Suit Gets New Lawyers, Computer Info Secured
January 31, 2014 (Also at Portland, Maine Office)


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Jonathan Shapiro

200 State Street
BostonMA 02109


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