James J. Boutrous II

Detroit Managing Member; Board of Directors;
P: 248.220.1355

Jim is managing member of the firm's Detroit office and serves on the firm's Board of Directors. He has extensive non-compete and trade secret experience, which includes counseling, auditing and drafting agreements. Jim’s national practice involves both prosecuting and defending employers in non-competition and trade secret litigation, with significant injunction hearing experience. He regularly advises healthcare clients regarding restrictive covenant, trade secret and employment issues related to physicians, sales representatives, customer account representatives, key administrators, and technical and clinical personnel. He is a member of the Non-Compete/Trade Secrets Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Jim is also a skilled employment litigator, with trial and class action experience in employment discrimination matters, defending employers in labor arbitrations, as well as labor and employment counseling.

Jim is an author of several blogs that provide executives, managers, human resources professionals, and labor relations personnel with easy-to-understand, accurate and informative articles on the latest legal developments and how to apply them in the workplace.

Jim earned a J.D. from Wayne State University in 1995. He received a B.A., with honors, from the University of Notre Dame in 1992.