Littler Welcomes Jim Thelen as of Counsel in Portland
PORTLAND, ME—Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added James Thelen as of counsel in its Portland, Maine office. Prior to joining Littler, Thelen was a higher education consultant, as well as general counsel and chief legal officer at the University of Maine System, a statewide system of seven public universities. While there, he also served as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief of staff.
Thelen is a seasoned labor and employment lawyer who has worked both in private practice and as general counsel and chief legal officer at public and private higher education institutions. With his experience, he helps large public and private institutions understand how labor and employment practices and legal risk impact long-term institutional strategy and performance. Thelen provides legal advice and counsel and represents higher education institutions and other entities in state and federal labor relations matters and administrative hearings, union campaigns and representation, collective bargaining, board governance matters, and more.
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