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Jonathan Shapiro • Shareholder

Fisher & Phillips LLP • Portland, Maine

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Fisher & Phillips LLP
400 Congress Street, 4th Floor
Portland, Maine 04101
phone 207.774.6001
fax  207.775.6407


Jonathan Shapiro is a partner in the Portland Maine office. He practices in all aspects of employment, labor and employee benefits law and litigation on behalf of management. He has represented management before state and federal courts throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia and Texas on a variety of labor and employment issues, including the defense of wrongful termination and discrimination actions. Jonathan regularly counsels employers throughout the Northeast on a broad range of business and employment matters, including designing and implementing personnel policies and practices, overseeing the hiring and termination of employees, negotiating severance packages for senior executives, conducting internal corporate audits and investigations, and safeguarding and enforcing restrictions regarding corporate property and information. He also designs and reviews affirmative action plans and has defended numerous OFCCP audits throughout the country for health benefits and financial institutions, as well as other industries. He is also experienced in defending executives in white-collar criminal investigations and litigation. In 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, Jonathan was ranked by international legal publisher, Chambers & Partners, as a top labor and employment attorney for management in Maine. He was selected by his peers to be included in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions of Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in Labor & Employment Law. He has also been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal USA—Management Labour & Employment 2006 by the researchers at the International Who’s Who Legal publication.


  • College: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, B.A. 1984, with distinction
  • Law School: Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, J.D. 1987, with honors

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