Michael works with a wide range of corporate clients and employers in all phases of labor and employment law, including representing management in matters pertaining to collective bargaining, employee discipline, harassment and discrimination, onboarding and separation of employment, wage and hour laws, and employment contracts.

He has successfully litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts, and regularly represents clients in proceedings before federal and state agencies. Michael frequently counsels clients to help them navigate the complex maze of federal and state employment, wage and hour, and anti-discrimination laws.

  • Experience

    • Obtained several dismissals of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawsuits filed in federal and state court.
    • Successfully represented employers in numerous unfair labor practice proceedings.
    • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements with various unions.
    • Counseled clients on compliance with federal and state laws, policies and procedures, employment contracts, and hiring and terminations.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2014, Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Production Editor
      U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Law Clerk (2013)
      Hon. Michael M. Mihm, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Extern (2012)
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., 2014
    • University of California, B.S., Biology, 2007

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

          Professional Memberships

          • American Bar Association
          • Illinois Bar Association
          • Chicago Bar Association

          Languages Spoken & Fluency

          • Arabic, Conversant
        • Insights

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          Blog Post
          Blog Post

          NLRB General Counsel Issues New Guidance for Workplace Rules

          Schiff Hardin Employment Law Landscape

        • Citizenship

          Civic and Charitable Memberships

          • Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization
          • National Immigrant Justice Center
          • Chicago’s Traveler Assistance Project