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James M. Nelson is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation group. He represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues. His experience includes complex litigation, class action defense, administrative proceedings, and appeals, as well as advice and counseling to ERISA plan fiduciaries of single-employer and multi-employer plans. He counsels clients on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters including litigation as well as compliance, due diligence reviews, and safety and health audits. James has counseled clients in numerous industries, including construction, transportation, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and publishing.

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