Labor and Employment

Discrimination Defense

Nilan Johnson Lewis has an established track record of successfully defending individual and class-based employment discrimination demands, charges, and lawsuits for both big and small employers in many industries, including in the retail, insurance, financial services, health care, and logistics sectors.

Our experience includes defense of private and government agency actions from the charge stage, to trial or arbitration, and through appeal. Our substantive expertise includes defense of discrimination and retaliation claims under numerous anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as well as their state-law corollaries.

  • Associated Professionals

612.305.7732

Katie M. Connolly

Katie M. Connolly

Shareholder & Chair, Labor & Employment

612.305.7546

Zachary J. Crain

Zachary J. Crain

Shareholder

612.305.7725

Nicole F. Dailo

Nicole F. Dailo

Associate

612.305.7758 (MN)

Matthew E. Damon

Matthew E. Damon

Of Counsel

612.305.7580

Mark J. Girouard

Mark J. Girouard

Shareholder & Vice Chair, Labor & Employment

612.305.7579

612.305.7741

Veena A. Iyer

Veena A. Iyer

Of Counsel, NJL; Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

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

Joel O’Malley

Joel O’Malley

Shareholder

612.305.7747 (MN)

Pablo Orozco

Pablo Orozco

Associate

612.305.7729 (MN)

Sarah B. Riskin

Sarah B. Riskin

Shareholder

612.305.7713

Jeremy D. Robb

Jeremy D. Robb

Associate

612.305.7716

Joseph G. Schmitt

Joseph G. Schmitt

Shareholder

612.305.7577

612.305.7738 (MN)

612.305.7521