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Laura L. Malugade

Laura L. Malugade


Laura represents management in all aspects of labor and employment matters from counseling to litigation and everything in between. 

Her broad range of experience is impressive, but what sets her apart from others is her ability to read people and understand their motives.  Her advice on drafting workplace policies, contracts and handbooks as well as discipline and discharges, discrimination claims, restrictive covenant agreements, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges allows clients to keep up to speed with changing laws and compliance regulations.

Laura has extensive experience litigating claims in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Her experience includes:

  • Employment-related counseling and litigation regarding Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and corresponding state laws
  • Restrictive covenant counseling and litigation
  • Labor law compliance and litigation, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, grievances arbitrations and unfair labor practice changes
  • Day-to-day counseling on personnel decisions, wage and hour matters, internal complaints, investigations, employee medical leave, and policies and procedures
  • Occupational safety and health litigation




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021-2024
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-2023


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • cum laude
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Legal Writing 
      • Marquette Law Review, Associate Editor
  • B.A., University of Utah
    • Political Science
    • magna cum laude


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations
2023 Pro Bono Contributor
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
Media Mentions | October 2020
Best Lawyers® 2021: The Midwest Issue
News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

Community Leadership

Laura’s energizing spirit supports a wide range of labor and employment law matters.

These experiences have led her to Board of Director positions for College Possible and Inhabit, Inc where she shares her legal experience to support these nonprofits.

  • College Possible, Board of Directors
  • Inhabit Inc., Board of Directors