Benjamin Nucci

Snell & Wilmer LLP

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Albuquerque 87102 NM US

Benjamin A. Nucci’s practice is concentrated in labor and employment law, immigration and Native American affairs. He focuses primarily in the area of employment litigation, including representing employers against claims alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination matters involving state and federal wage and hour laws, restrictive covenants, and various contract issues.

In addition, Benjamin represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including union avoidance, labor arbitration, collective bargaining agreement negotiation, and preparing for and defending against unfair labor practice charges.

He routinely counsels employers regarding workplace policies and procedures. Benjamin is a frequent speaker, and manages Snell & Wilmer’s Labor and Employment blog. Benjamin is also a member of the firm’s immigration practice group, and assists clients in obtaining both immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

He has experience advising large and small corporations on nonimmigrant petitions, family and employment based permanent resident processes, and adjustment of status. Benjamin counsels employers on a range of workplace issues, including Form I-9 compliance and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations. Benjamin was born and raised in Australia and is an avid Aussie Rules and Socceroos fan.

Representative Matters :

  • Representing employers before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Commission, Colorado Civil Rights Division, New Mexico Human Rights Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other administrative entities against wage and hour, discrimination, and retaliation charges, including conducting investigations, drafting position statements, and participating in mediation/conciliation/arbitration
  • Advising employers operating on tribal lands, including representing employers before the Navajo Nation Labor Commission and the Navajo Nation Office of Labor Relations
  • Drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements in the employment setting

Education :

  • The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
    • Articles Manager, Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
    • International Law Society, President
  • La Trobe University, School of Law, Melbourne, Australia (LL.B., with distinction, 2014)
    • La Trobe Moot Court Finalist
    • Judicial Mentor Program
    • Crockett Chambers Barrister Program
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) (B.S., Psychology, 2007)
    • Study Abroad: Universitá di Siena, Italy (2005)

Professional Memberships and Activities :

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Employment and Labor Law Section
    • International Law Section
    • Executive Committee, Young Lawyer’s Division Liaison (present)
  • State Bar of Colorado
    • Employment and Labor Law Section
  • State Bar of New Mexico
    • Employment and Labor Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association

Other Professional Experience :

  • Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck, LLP, Associate (2015-2016)
  • Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A., Associate (2014-2015), Summer Associate (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Clerk to The Hon. Magistrate Judge D. Thomas Ferraro (2012)
  • DLA Piper, Australia, Summer Associate (2012-2013)
  • Toni&Guy, Summer Associate (2012)

Bar Admissions : Arizona; Colorado; Navajo Nation; New Mexico

Court Admissions :

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of New Mexico
  • Tribal Courts of the Navajo Nation
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • United States Immigration Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


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