James N. Boudreau

James N. Boudreau: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

James N. Boudreau is Co-Chair of the Global Labor & Employment Practice and its 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. He is considered a thought leader in class-based employment litigation and has been listed by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of “The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers - Top 100, each year since 2013. He was also selected as one of five Law360 MVP - Labor and Employment, for 2012, for his cutting-edge work representing employers in class and collective actions.

Concentrations

•Class and Collective action employment litigation
•Non-compete and trade secret litigation
•Wrongful termination litigation

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Recognized Practitioner, 2014-2017
•Listed, Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive magazine, The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers - Top 100, 2013-2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013-2014, 2016-2017
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2013
•Selected, Law360 MVP - Labor and Employment, 2012

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

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

•Co-Author, Discovery Strategies for Employers in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions, LexisNexis Practice Notes, February 21, 2017
•Co-Author, The Department of Labor's White Collar Overtime Rules Are Here: An Increase in the Minimum Salary, but No Changes to the Duties Test , GT Alert, May 18, 2016

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

05.15.17 10 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine

01.18.17 A Year In Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia

11.21.16 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Achieves Four First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 'Best Law Firms' Edition

07.08.16 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide

06.21.16 Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment and Immigration Attorneys Recognized by Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.09.16 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.16.16 8 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed in 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

01.11.16 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia

Alerts

05.18.16 The Department of Labor's White Collar Overtime Rules Are Here: An Increase in the Minimum Salary, but No Changes to the Duties Test

03.17.16 Start Planning! The Department of Labor's White Collar Overtime Rules Are Coming...For Real!

01.21.16 U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Unaccepted Offer to Settle Per Rule 68 Does Not Moot a Case

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 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

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

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

Member: Philadelphia Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member: Labor and Employment Section; Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee).

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215.988.7833  Phone
215.988.7801  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/BoudreauJamesN
University Attended:
Bowdoin College, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1987
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Year of First admission:
1990
Admission:
1990, 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
Memberships:

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

Birth Information:
September 29, 1965
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Represented international food manufacturer in multiple collective actions alleging FLSA violations; plaintiffs sought alleged unpaid wages, including overtime, incurred for time spent donning and doffing clothing and associated personal protective equipment, as well as waiting and/or walking time.; Represented national provider of waste hauling services in putative class and collective under the FLSA and state analogues. Plaintiffs sought unpaid overtime compensation as a result of, among other things, allegedly working off-the-clock and employer's nationwide policy of deducting a 30-minute meal break each day.; Represented national health care provider in series of collective and class actions in which plaintiffs sought payment for alleged overtime compensation due as a result of company's purported policy of automatically deducting 30-minute meal break each day.; Represented financial services entity in purported nationwide class action alleging misclassification of independent contractors and resulting claims for repayment of allegedly improperly withheld FICA contributions; motion to dismiss granted; affirmed on appeal by Third Circuit, 542 F.3d 59 (3d Cir. 2008), in published opinion addressing question of first impression.; Represented international pharmaceutical company in multiple nationwide class and collective actions asserting that company improperly classified its sales representatives as exempt outside sales and/or administrative employees in violation of the FLSA and various state laws.; Obtained $1 million judgment in trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract action arising out of former employee's theft of trade secrets and transfer of those secrets to competitor. Although former employee was not party to a non-compete agreement, obtained equitable relief prohibiting former employee from working for any competitor for two years and defendant employer from competing in industry for nine months.; Represented food service provider in nationwide race discrimination class action alleging race-based harassment as well as systemic discrimination in pay and promotion.; Represented retail mortgage loan company in four class and collective actions asserting that in four different corporate locations, company failed to pay its non-exempt retail loan officers for all hours worked. Company allegedly had an unwritten policy that retail loan officers were not to record hours worked in excess of 40 in a week, resulting in willful violations of FLSA. Defeated motions for nationwide certification and notice; cases proceeded individually, conditionally certified on state-by-state basis, until settlement on the eve of trial.; Represented national retailer in class action filed by EEOC alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination. After aggressive discovery strategy, focusing on EEOC's failure to conciliate, case settled at mediation on terms more favorable than offered pre-litigation.; Represented transportation/delivery company in purported nationwide class and collective action alleging that employer improperly classified certain Dock Supervisors as exempt employees under the FLSA and Pennsylvania state law; motion to strike class allegations granted; state law claims dismissed in oft-cited reported decision regarding maintainability of hybrid collective/class actions.; Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Boudreau prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
ISLN:
908893940

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (9)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.9/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/01/13 in Employment Defense on 07/01/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/27/13 in Labor and Employment on 06/27/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/24/13 in Labor and Employment on 06/24/13

    Jim is a quality lawyer and person - he is very assertive in representing his clients but is professional and fair with opposing laywers.

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    Jim is a quality lawyer and person - he is very assertive in representing his clients but is professional and fair with opposing laywers.

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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/24/13 in Employment Litigation on 06/24/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/24/13 in Employment Litigation on 06/24/13

    Very good employment rights defense lawyer.

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    Very good employment rights defense lawyer.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/21/13 in Employment Defense on 06/21/13

    Jim is an excellent lawyer of the highest ethical standards. We overlapped at the same firm many years ago for 5 years and since then I have had a chance to work with hi...

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    Jim is an excellent lawyer of the highest ethical standards. We overlapped at the same firm many years ago for 5 years and since then I have had a chance to work with him on multiple cases in the employment litigation context. He is an expert on class action litigation and a very capable advocate.

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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/21/13 in Labor and Employment on 06/21/13

    He is an excellent lawyer with great integrity.

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    He is an excellent lawyer with great integrity.

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • James N. Boudreau

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/21/13 in Employment Arbitration on 06/21/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • James N. Boudreau

    4.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/29/13 in Employment Litigation on 06/29/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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