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Posted June 30th, 2017 in Top Stories with Tags , , ,

Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Joel O’Malley to Its National Labor & Employment Team

MINNEAPOLIS (June 30, 2017) – Minneapolis-based law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis welcomes Joel O’Malley to its national labor and employment practice group. O’Malley joins the firm effective immediately.

“We build trust with our clients by delivering top legal services, backed by deep expertise,” said Steve Warch, president of Nilan Johnson Lewis. “Joel’s significant expertise in complex employment matters combined with his unwavering focus on his clients’ ultimate goals, makes him a key addition to our nationally-focused labor and employment team.”

With more than 13 years as a litigator, O’Malley advises clients in all types of employment and wage-and-hour litigation, with extensive experience litigating in California. His business-driven guidance helps clients across the full life-cycle of employment, from recruiting and performance management to workplace investigations and post-employment restrictive covenants. His notable achievements include a multimillion-dollar settlement for breach of non-solicitation agreement, tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets; and winning summary judgment for a retail grocer in disability discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act litigation.

Prior to joining Nilan Johnson Lewis, O’Malley served as a labor and employment partner with a national Minnesota-based law firm since 2006. He also held three clerkships: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Honorable William J. Riley; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Honorable David R. Thompson; and the District of Nevada, Honorable Robert A. McQuaid, Jr.

O’Malley graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School where he was Associate Editor of University of Michigan Law Review. O’Malley was also recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a “North Star Lawyer” for providing 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

About Nilan Johnson Lewis

Founded in 1996, Nilan Johnson Lewis ( has built a practice grounded in excellence and value. Through its Total Partnership approach to client relationships, Nilan Johnson Lewis delivers exceptional results for its clients’ businesses. The firm focuses on five areas of law: labor and employment, product liability/mass tort litigation, health care, business litigation, and corporate and transactional services.

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