James Fullmer


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James Fullmer's practice spans various disciplines, with a particular focus on labor and employment matters. He also has experience in complex commercial disputes, government investigations, professional negligence matters, shareholder derivative suits, international commercial arbitrations, patent litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, James served as a law clerk to the Honorable G. Murray Snow of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. During law school, he completed an externship as a student prosecutor at the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. 


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., B.S., 2008

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Represented clients regarding unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.
  • Represented cannabis companies with respect to union organizing attempts and related labor issues before the NLRB and Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of biotech company in lawsuit by former employee bringing discrimination claims.
  • Obtained dismissal of wrongful termination suit against municipality at pleading stage.
  • Represented government-appointed monitor of international financial institution in three-year monitorship pursuant to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement. 

  • Law clerk to the Honorable G. Murray Snow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Foley Hoag Publications

Honors & Involvement

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member