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Charles W. Fournier

Charles W. Fournier

Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP

New York, NY, USA


Charles Fournier’s practice focuses on internal investigations; workforce restructurings; policy development and implementation; design and delivery of training programs; the workforce aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, and integrations; and the early identification and resolution of employment disputes.  When litigation is necessary, Mr. Fournier calls on his trial and appellate experience to achieve the best possible results and advance the business interests of the client. 

Mr. Fournier joined Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud after 17 years as Senior Vice President of Employment Law for NBCUniversal, where he led a team of attorneys responsible for all employment law matters for NBC, Universal Studios, Telemundo, their owned cable networks and television stations, and related news, entertainment, and digital media businesses throughout the world.  Mr. Fournier and his team provided employment law support for the acquisitions and integrations of Universal Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Telemundo, Bravo, Oxygen, and a number of other cable networks and television stations, as well as NBCUniversal’s 2011 acquisition by Comcast.  Mr. Fournier and his team also designed and implemented the first company-wide alternative dispute resolution program among the major studios and television networks, one that has been copied by other Fortune 100 companies.  Mr. Fournier also helped guide NBCUniversal’s development of one of the earliest and most successful workplace diversity programs in the entertainment industry. 

Before joining NBCUniversal, Mr. Fournier was in private practice in New York City, first with Webster & Sheffield and more recently as a partner in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers.  Mr. Fournier is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was an editor of The Yale Law Journal.  He then clerked for Judge Robert Sprecher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.  Mr. Fournier also holds a Masters Degree in Anglo-American Legal History from Yale University and a Bachelors Degree in History and Music from Trinity University.  He has been a guest lecturer at the New York University School of Law and Baruch College of the City University of New York, and he is a frequent speaker and panelist for bar and industry groups.  

Education

J.D. Yale Law School, 1981
M.A. Yale University, 1981
B.A. Trinity University, 1976

Bar Admissions

New York

Charles W. Fournier is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Andrew I. Herman and Charles W. Fournier, Do’s and Don’ts of Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases: Rule 26 Initial Disclosures and the Initial Discovery Protocols, E-Discovery, “Me Too” Evidence in the #MeToo Era, Stray Remarks (April 13, 2018) - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Monday, June 18, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases  - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Thursday, June 21, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases  - Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases , Thursday, June 21, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases  - Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases , Thursday, June 21, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases  - Discovery Do’s and Don’ts in Employment Discrimination Cases , Thursday, June 21, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Monday, June 25, 2018, New York, NY
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