Timothy Powell


Tim Powell is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Higher Education groups. He advises businesses, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions on a broad range of employment matters. He represents clients in proceedings before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, involving issues of discrimination and retaliation, wage-and-hour, non-competition, and trade secrets.

Tim is a frequent speaker at the firm’s College & University Roundtable Seminars, and has presented on topics including the legal implications of study abroad programs, accommodations for students and employees, and transgender issues on campus. He is an active member of the firm’s Higher Education and Craft Brewers industry groups and is a frequent contributor to their respective blogs, Campus Counsel and At the Bar with Bowditch. Tim has published several articles with national and regional media outlets on the topics of workplace bullying, age discrimination, non-competition agreements, and issues in the craft brewing industry.

Tim graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where he served as Note Editor for the Boston University Law Review and published a Note, Revisiting Federalism Concerns in the Offshore Wind Energy Industry in Light of Continued Local Opposition to the Cape Wind Project, 92 B.U. L. Rev. 2023 (2012). During law school, Tim worked as a Summer Associate for Bowditch & Dewey, LLP and as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Colgate University.

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Professional/Community Affiliations:

  • Director, The Arc of Opportunity in North Central Massachusetts

Speaking Engagements:

  • “The 8th Annual Federal and State Employment Law Update,” Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester/Newton/South Hadley, Massachusetts, January/February 2017