Jonathan Shapiro: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jonathan Shapiro

Regional Managing Partner
Portland,  ME  U.S.A.
Phone(207) 774-6001

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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 inNew England Super Lawyerssince 2007, and he has been selected for inclusion inWho's Who LegalUSA- Management Labour & Employmentby the researchers at theInternational Who's Whopublication. He has been listed inChambersUSAAmerica's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2003 and inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2006.

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.

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 Boston, Massachusetts Office)


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Jonathan Shapiro

Suite 600, One Monument Square
PortlandME 04101


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