Joshua Nadreau ’13

I got my job as a direct result of co-op.

Joshua Nadreau ’13

Joshua Nadreau found his niche on his final co-op. “With an undergrad degree in sports management, I came to law school interested in labor and employment,” says Josh. With that in mind, he enrolled in related electives, and completed three co-ops in line with his professional goals. For his final co-op, Josh wanted to round out his skills with civil litigation experience at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen. But then, the unexpected occurred: “I was on a path to labor law, but on my final co-op, I discovered that I was drawn to the pace and more adversarial climate of civil litigation.”

And, the firm, which was looking to hire a more seasoned associate, was so impressed with Josh’s performance that they offered him a post-graduate job. “It’s amazing but I never interviewed with them other than for my co-op,” says Josh, who now puts his trial and labor expertise together as a partner with Fisher Phillips, where he specializes in labor and employment litigation. “I got my first job as a direct result of co-op."


Portnoy & Greene, Worcester, Massachusetts

On his first co-op, Josh explored firm practice.

  • Northeastern University Law Journal (editor-in-chief)
  • Student Bar Association



American Federation of Government Employees, Washington, DC

Josh took


Sandulli Grace, Boston

  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Evidence
  • Corporations
  • Secured Transactions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law: Job Security and Rights
  • Employment Law: Compensation, Benefits and Retirement

Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, Boston

After Graduation

Associate, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, Boston


Partner, Fisher Phillips, Boston


An open-minded litigator, willing to consider all options.