Scott Beightol, a partner in the Milwaukee office, represents businesses in all aspects of employment and labor relations, with special emphasis in litigation of discrimination, noncompete and other matters in federal and state court, arbitration, and before the NLRB and OFCCP. Mr. Beightol counsels clients on workforce structure, HR audits and best practices, complex termination and disability/FMLA matters, union avoidance, and union relation matters involving labor negotiations and arbitrations. Mr. Beightol is Chairman of the law firm and is Chair of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Beightol is recognized as a leader in the area of Labor and Employment Law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Since 2005, Mr. Beightol has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the areas of Management-Side Employment Relations and Employment Litigation-Defense. In 2012, Mr. Beightol was again selected as one of the “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers in the United States,” by Human Resources Executive Online. Mr. Beightol has achieved an “AV” rating, which is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP's (Michael Best's) nationally recognized Labor& Employment Relations Group, one of the largest in the Midwest, helps clients throughout the country make employment-related decisions and plan for the future.
Michael Best offers a comprehensive range of services in labor, employment, and employee benefits law. Chambers USA notes that our “market-leading” group has “a deep bench of experienced practitioners,” who clients say are “at the top of the game.”
We take pride in understanding your organization and its needs – whether it is publicly held or nonprofit, private or public sector; and whether your workforces are large or small, white- or blue-collar, unionized or union-free.
Firm Practice Areas
Our practice is broadly organized into the following areas, each with its own sub-practices:
Additionally, we have deep experience in a number of industries that are subject to unique regulatory schemes or rapidly changing market conditions, such as: