Christopher Boucher

Labor & Employment
Boucher Law, PC

2081 Center Street
Berkeley, 94704


Christopher’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, and his expertise includes representing employers in a union environment, including labor negotiations, changes to existing terms and conditions of employment and/or the effects of those changes, and the meaning and application of labor contract provisions. He also serves as trusted counsel to employers throughout California regarding employee discipline, due process, grievance procedure issues, workplace investigations, reasonable accommodation/interactive process issues, and other labor and employment law matters.

In addition to his advocacy skills, Christopher has successfully utilized his mediation training to achieve settlements on labor and employment matters. As an experienced workplace investigator, Christopher holds the Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH) credential, in addition to serving as part-time faculty for the Association's Training Institute for Workplace Investigators. He is also a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences on labor and employment law topics, including legal updates and keynotes.

Prior to entering private practice, Christopher spent over a decade as a seasoned human resources executive with a broad spectrum of industry experience, including municipalities, public utilities, aviation, maritime, special districts, K-12 as well as higher education. Most notably, Christopher served as the Port of Oakland's Director of Human Resources from 2014 to 2018, where he directed the Port's human resources, labor relations, benefits, EEO, leaves and disability compliance, occupational health and safety, and workers' compensation functions.

In recognition of his human resources and legal accomplishments, Christopher was featured as one of 2016’s national “Top Five Rising Stars” by Human Resource Executive magazine, and he received prominent recognitions for his accomplishments as an attorney from America's Top 50 Lawyers as well as Elite Lawyer, and he was also named Top Lawyer by the American Institute of Legal Advocates, which identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most distinguished and skilled attorneys in all fields of practice of law.

Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. In addition, he received a professional certificate from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School. Christopher is a member of the State Bar of California and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. His clients greatly value his extensive practical human resources and labor negotiations experience, in addition to his legal skills.

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