Jim Bourdeau

General Counsel


Syracuse University, College of Law, J.D.  Clarkson University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering


Jim Bourdeau is Constellation’s executive vice president and general counsel reporting to Bill Newlands, president and COO. In this role, Jim serves as the company’s chief legal officer, responsible for governance, community and government affairs, and company-wide legal functions.  Jim is a member of Constellation Brands’ executive management committee.     

Jim joined Constellation Brands in 2014 as senior vice president, general counsel corporate development, where he was involved in a number of activities related to the formation, financing and expansion of business operations; mergers and acquisitions; and venture financing. 

Prior to joining Constellation Brands, Jim was an attorney at the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP for 14 years, and he began his legal career at Phillips Lytle LLP in 1995. Before becoming a lawyer, Jim was an Applications Engineer for Tektronix, Inc.  

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.