James M. Barrett

Professional Biography

James Barrett represents private and public employers in all aspects of employment-related disputes. He has defended clients against single plaintiff and class action lawsuits involving claims relating to wage and hour disputes, drug testing, whistleblowing, discrimination, and retaliation. He has also successfully obtained injunctive relief to enforce non-competition agreements against a client’s former employees.

Prior to joining Ogletree, James was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he represented private and public businesses on a broad range of issues, including matters of corporate governance and the defense of shareholder claims.  He also represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in an investigation of potential claims against directors and officers of a failed bank in Southern California.

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