McGuireWoods LLP

Labor & Employment Department

Illinois
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What the team is known for Reputable labor and employment team with notable competence in contentious cases. Capable of handling class and collective actions, including discrimination claims and wage and hour suits. Also offers experience counseling clients on compliance, traditional labor issues and internal investigations.

Strengths Commentators say: "The team is very responsive and provides practical and effective advice for our organization."

Clients praise its "business mindset" and say it "has our best interest at heart."

Work highlights Advised North Star Steel on a highly contested disability discrimination case filed in Michigan.

Notable practitioners


Joel Spitz
is described as "a superstar" by one client. He is particularly experienced in handling discrimination claims, including FMLA and FLSA-related cases.


Michael Phillips
is noted for his expertise in class action lawsuits, encompassing wage and hour law and harassment claims. Clients say: "He's an outstanding lawyer" who is "incredibly responsive and available."