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Employment Law Career AssociateWheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Michael litigates "bet the farm"-style class and collective actions and provides cost-effective solutions to clients with the company's overall business model in mind.
Lawsuits can undermine business strategy. Michael understands this and approaches legal solutions with a sensitivity towards how litigation may impact the client's overall business goals. He applies a creative approach in advising clients in several industries, including tech, finance, and retail.
Currently, Michael is defending a tech giant in a major class action alleging disparate impact based on gender. His involvement includes addressing novel privilege issues, strategizing eDiscovery solutions, and positioning the client for opposition to class certification. Besides litigation experience, Michael also counsels clients regarding OFCCP investigations, wage and hour compliance, and cross border human resources issues.
Michael graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law, where he was also awarded the Public Service Fellow distinction, received several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, and competed as a member of Ohio State's National Moot Court Team. He received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College, magna cum laude, where he now serves on the College's Alumni Council.