Pierce Atwood LLP
Jim Erwin has extensive state and federal litigation experience in a wide range of substantive areas at the trial, appellate, administrative and arbitration levels. His practice involves the defense at agencies and in court of all types of employment claims, including sex, race, religious and national origin discrimination; sexual and racial harassment; disability discrimination under the ADA; FMLA; retaliation and whistleblower claims; restrictive covenant and trade secrets enforcement; wage-hour claims and class actions; defamation; and labor arbitrations.
Jim counsels employers on a wide range of workplace issues, conducts training sessions on harassment and other workplace issues, and performs investigations for employers. He also advocates for employers before the Maine State Legislature and administrative agencies on important issues of public policy.
Jim works extensively with clients in healthcare and higher education. He serves as general outside counsel for Bates College, advising on student affairs (including conduct, Title IX, and FERPA), academic affairs, employment, governance, and campus security, and overseeing Piece Atwood’s representation on all other matters.