Boyd is an experienced labor and employment strategist, counselor, and litigator. Following a two-year clerkship in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Boyd litigated employment and commercial matters in state and federal courts with prominent national and international law firms before accepting a role as chief global labor and employment counsel for a multinational manufacturer with operations across North and South America, Europe, and Australia.
Boyd earned his first certification as a human resources professional in 2007, and today holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), in addition to the Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management.
As in-house counsel, Boyd continued his hands-on approach to quick and efficient management and resolution of employment and labor disputes, and his responsibilities grew over time to include employee benefits and corporate compliance, in addition to labor and employment. While in-house, Boyd had primary responsibility for labor and employee relations, collective bargaining at the company’s handful of unionized locations in the U.S. and Canada, and led a multi-functional team that defeated a two-year, 30+ location union organizing campaign. Boyd also led an international team of professionals in the restructuring and sale of the company’s manufacturing operation in Spain in the midst of the recession.
After five years with the legal team, Boyd was tapped to create the company’s North American human resources function, focusing on employee-relations efforts following several years of reductions in force and plant closures necessitated by the recession. Over the course of two years, Boyd built and led a team of eight regional human resources managers across the United States and worked closely with operations management to focus on the employee experience and prevent employment and labor issues before they arose.
With the benefit and experience of several years in the “client role,” Boyd understands the need for outside counsel to take a cost-efficient, steady, and business-focused approach to confronting and resolving client issues. In private practice, Boyd continues his direct, candid, respectful, no-nonsense and no-drama approach to resolving employment and labor issues in his counseling, advice, and litigation practice.
Professional & Civic Associations
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Boy Scouts of America, Merit Badge Counselor
- Charlotte School of Law, Volunteer Moot Court Judge
- Former Foster Parent
- Northwest International Student Exchange, Host Family
- Oregon Institute of Technology, Advisory Committee Member, Department of Communication
- Utah State Bar Foundation, Former Director
Boyd is married and has three teenagers. He enjoys domestic and international travel, going to the theater, and pretending he belongs and knows what he’s doing in the annual Warrior Dash. Boyd is a contributing author to the Traveling Dad network, and finds he does his best thinking while mowing the lawn.
- "It is not the critic who counts. ... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ... who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Employment Law Counseling and Litigation
- Labor Relations, Collective Bargaining, Union Awareness, Union Defense
Brooklyn Law School
- J.D., 1998
University of Utah
- B.A. Communication, 1995
- B.A. Political Science, 1995
Bar & Court Admissions
- New York, 1999
- Utah, 2004