Labor and Employment

Nilan Johnson Lewis represents employers of all sizes, from small companies to Fortune 500 corporations. We appreciate the importance of understanding not merely the substantive law, but the business needs of our clients. We know there are times when what is the standard legal answer touches on sensitive business relationships or conflicts with business objectives. Our goal is to solve problems, not create them.

We offer the depth necessary to obtain the results our clients expect while providing the appropriate level of expertise to ensure that our clients receive efficient and cost-effective representation.

The members of our labor and employment group have a long history of successful representation of major employers in employment, labor, and employee benefits litigation and administrative agency cases. Our attorneys have won state and federal jury and court trials, numerous cases at summary judgment or on motions to dismiss, and appeals before various federal and state courts. These successful results include ground-breaking cases that broadened defenses against Department of Labor wage and hour class actions, created new defenses against age discrimination class action suits, invalidated Department of Labor Family and Medical Leave Act regulations, and limited employer exposure to whistleblower claims. We have won significant summary judgment orders against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Labor.

  • Practice Area Members

612.305.7732

Katie M. Connolly

Katie M. Connolly

Shareholder and Chair, Labor and Employment

612.305.7546

Jen Cornell

Jen Cornell

Shareholder - Office head, California location

612.305.7717

Nicole F. Dailo

Nicole F. Dailo

Associate - California & Minnesota locations

612.305.7758

Matthew E. Damon

Matthew E. Damon

Shareholder

612.305.7580

Mark J. Girouard

Mark J. Girouard

Shareholder

612.305.7579

612.305.7741

Veena A. Iyer

Veena A. Iyer

Shareholder

612.305.7695

David A. James

David A. James

Shareholder

612.305.7573

612.305.7547

Donald M. Lewis

Donald M. Lewis

Shareholder

612.305.7518

Michael J. Manerowski

Michael J. Manerowski

Case Assistant

612.305.7750

612.305.7727

Joel O’Malley

Joel O’Malley

Shareholder - California & Minnesota locations

612.305.7747

Pablo Orozco

Pablo Orozco

Associate - California & Minnesota locations

612.305.7729

612.305.7726

612.305.7662

Sarah B. Riskin

Sarah B. Riskin

Associate

612.305.7713

Jeremy D. Robb

Jeremy D. Robb

Associate

612.305.7716

Joseph G. Schmitt

Joseph G. Schmitt

Shareholder

612.305.7577

Barrett L. Schreiner

Barrett L. Schreiner

Of Counsel - California location

612.305.7738

612.305.7521

612.305.7539

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