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Overview

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

Industries

Services

Recognition

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-2019

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Seminars | November 1, 2019
Fall Labor and Employment Seminar - Milwaukee
Webinar | May 17, 2018
Union Avoidance: Tactics and Strategies

Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between Webinar Series

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 17 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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