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Benjamin A. Nucci

Benjamin A. Nucci

Associate| Phoenix|Albuquerque


Benjamin 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. Benjamin also represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including union avoidance and preparing for and defending against unfair labor practice charges. He routinely counsels employers regarding workplace policies and procedures, and advises them on compliance with applicable labor and employment laws and regulations. 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. In addition, Benjamin counsels companies on a range of workplace issues, including I-9 compliance, E-Verify best practices and avoidance of discrimination claims based on alienage and citizenship status.

Benjamin feels privileged to regularly give back to the community through pro bono services. He supervises law students for ASU’s Homeless Legal Assistance Project, is part of the Volunteer Lawyers Program and participates in the Wills for Heroes Program which provides free estate planning legal services to first responder personnel. Benjamin was born and raised in Australia and is an avid Aussie Rules and Socceroos fan.

  • Represented a multinational natural resource company before the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in four separate cases
  • Represented a national corporation in an employee negligence case that settled before engaging costly experts and commencing depositions
  • 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
    • Law Students Association Board
    • Judicial Mentor Program
    • Crockett Chambers Barrister Program
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) (B.S., Psychology, 2007)
    • Study Abroad: Universitá di Siena, Italy (2005)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Employment and Labor Law Section
    • Indian Law Section
  • 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

Presentations

  • "Immigration Law Update," Co-Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2017)
  • “Paid Sick Time: Arizona & Local Regulation,” Co-Presenter, HRDG (March, 2017)
  • “Arizona Proposition 206 & Flagstaff Proposition 414: Paid Sick Time in Arizona,” Co-Presenter, Home Care Association of America (February, 2017)
  • “Proposition 206: Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Time,” Presenter, Arizona Rock Products association (January, 2017)
  • “Arizona Ballot 2016,” Presenter, Arizona Total Rewards Association (September, 2016)
  • “Human Resources Legal Update,” Presenter, Arizona Total Rewards Association (June, 2016 – Present)

Legal Publications

  • Wills for Heroes Program
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • ASU Homeless Legal Clinic, Supervisor
  • 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)
  • Italian
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Navajo Nation
  • New Mexico
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of New Mexico
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • Tribal Courts of the Navajo Nation