Denver
Dominion Towers
600 17th Street, Suite 2700-S
Denver, Colorado 80202T: 720.343.7570
Jim Goh
Partner

"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence . . . is not an act, but a habit."

-- Will Durant (paraphrasing Aristotle)

Jim has represented management in all aspects of employment counseling and litigation for more than 25 years. He specializes in the areas of employment discrimination and retaliation, whistle-blowing, wage/hour compliance, occupational safety and health (OSHA), employment-related torts, and employment contracts, and labor grievances. Jim also has substantial experience in the defense of complex multi-plaintiff cases and class actions.

Jim has represented clients in the financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, restaurant, transportation, energy, technology, retail and grocery industries.

Jim is recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Best Attorneys of America (Lifetime Charter Member), and Colorado Super Lawyers. In 2014, Jim was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law, one of only 10 management-side employment attorneys in Colorado to earn this honor. Jim is also a Senior Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society.

An AV-rated lawyer, Jim frequently lectures on employment issues, both nationally and internationally, including in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, India, Indonesia, and Canada. From 2002 through 2005, Jim served as Chair of the Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), an association of lawyers from around the world. He also served as Co-Chair of the Employment Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Jim is a national figure in the legal diversity arena. He received ABA presidential appointments to serve on blue-ribbon commissions: the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession (2008-2011), and the ABA Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice (1999-2003). Jim also recently served on the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, a committee responsible for evaluating and rating prospective nominees to the federal bench. From 1995 to 1999, he served on the Board of Governors of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Presently, Jim chairs NAPABA's Best Lawyers Under 40 Committee. In 1999, Jim was invited to be a member of President Clinton's Lawyers for One America Initiative.

Publications/Presentations

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America (Litigation – Labor & Employment)
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (since 2007)
  • AV-rated ("Preeminent") by Martindale-Hubbell (since 2002)
  • Best Attorneys of America (Lifetime Charter Member)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers (2007-2011, 2016-2017)
  • AVVO rating 10 out of 10

  

Professional Activities/Associations

  • ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary (2012-2015)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Committee, 2011-2012)
  • ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession (Commissioner, 2008-2011)

  • ABA's Trial Evidence Committee (Co-Chair, Electronic Evidence Subcommittee, 2006-2010)

  • National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association (Chair, Best Lawyers Under 40 Committee, 2002-present)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (Chair, Employment and Immigration Committee, 2002-2005)
  • President Clinton's Lawyers for One America Initiative(Member, 1999-2000)
  • ABA's Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice (Council-Member, 1999-2003)

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Secretary, 1998-1999)

  • ABA's Torts & Insurance Practice Section Employer-Employee Relations (Vice-Chair, 1997-2005)

Clerkships

  • Honorable Frank G. Theis, U.S. District of Kansas.
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