Successfully litigated a sexual harassment and sexual discrimination case on behalf of a female carpenter.
Drafted employment handbooks, counseled, and advised numerous Wisconsin Businesses regarding employment claims and best practices.
Resolved numerous employment claims involving discrimination, hostile workplace, violation of employer policies, wrongful termination and severance on behalf of both employers and employees.
Successfully represented executives in claims for breach of covenants not to compete by former employers.
Successfully defended businesses in claims for violation of wage and hours laws.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer in a disability discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Drafted and then successfully enforced a non-compete agreement on behalf of a financial planning firm.
Dispute over unfunded mandates with Union resulting in settlement with the Union.
Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit filed by tavern against City that refused to issue liquor license because of prior problems with its license
Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit filed by prisoner regarding conditions of confinement
Successfully defended employer in claims asserted by former employee regarding severance pay
Successfully defended municipal employer where employee claimed a violation of federal due process rights
Advised numerous business clients on compliance with new Affordable Care Act provisions applicable to large employers
Represented parties before the EEOC, local human rights commissions, including the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission
Represented employer in quasi-class action harassment lawsuit brought by EEOC
Obtained summary judgment in federal court, which was affirmed on appeal at Champlin v. Wonewoc-Center Sch. Dist., 2003 WL 2150938, on behalf of school district of former employee’s claim for failure to accommodate an alleged disability, while also obtaining no probable cause finding after hearing before Equal Rights Division on retaliation claim brought by same employee
Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of school district on employee’s claims for failure to accommodate her alleged disability and constructive discharge, which was affirmed on appeal at Cigan v. Chippewa Falls Sch. Dist., 388 F.3d 331 (7th Cir. 2004)
Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of municipality of employee’s claim for failure to accommodate an alleged disability after arbitrator reinstated employee following termination, which was affirmed on appeal at Peters v. City of Mauston, 311 F.3d 835 (7th Cir. 2002)
Prevailed on employer’s request for injunction to attempt to enforce non-compete agreement
Prevailed in open records lawsuit on behalf of authority sued for release of records relating to authority’s investigation into employee’s alleged actions, which was affirmed on appeal at Seifert v. Sheboygan Falls School Dist., 2007 WI App 207, 740 N.W.2d 177