James Fielding advises and represents clients in a variety of labor and employment matters. His experience includes defending employers against complex class actions alleging breaches of ERISA fiduciary duties with respect to retirement plan management. He also defends businesses against ERISA denial of benefits claims.
Outside of ERISA cases, James helps employers comply with state and federal workplace safety requirements. He helps employers appeal citations alleging serious workplace safety violations. He has also helped employers draft and enforce noncompete agreements, recover funds misappropriated by former fiduciaries, defend against allegations of workplace discrimination, and formulate name, image, and likeness endorsement agreements with college athletes that comply with state law and NCAA requirements.
Additionally, James has experience representing employers in complex wage and hour collective actions. His wage and hour experience includes guiding employers through pay practice audits initiated by federal agencies.
Prior to joining Littler, James practiced at a national general practice firm. While in law school, James interned for Hon. William M. Ray, II at the Court of Appeals of Georgia and for an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).