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Michael Burkhardt

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Labor & Employment.


Michael S. Burkhardt is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Burkhardt's federal and state court trial and appellate litigation practice includes representation of employers in employment discrimination class actions and multi-plaintiff litigation, as well as, occupational safety and health matters; disability, sex, age and race single plaintiff discrimination claims; wrongful discharge claims, non-compete matters and various other labor-related matters. In addition, Mr. Burkhardt handles administrative proceedings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Bureau of Workers Compensation, state and local fair employment practice agencies, the National Labor Relations Board and state unemployment compensation tribunals. He also handles grievance arbitrations. For more information, view Mr. Burkhardt’s biography at


University of Michigan Law School, 1992, J.D.; Saint Joseph's University, 1990, B.A.

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 'provides top-notch advice' and is appreciated for providing 'work quality at the highest level and having an excellent client service reputation'. It is capable of handling the full range of labor and employment matters on a national and international level. Washington DC-based Grace Speights, who is well versed in employment discrimination claims, leads the 'efficient and competent' group. Anne Marie Estevez in Miami represents Uber in a series of ADA accessibility litigation cases regarding the client's alleged failure to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles and alleged denial of service animals. Thomas Hurka in Chicago and Robert Jon Hendricks in San Francisco successfully handled various matters for Boeing. Davis McManus, who splits his time between New York and Boston, 'is the lawyer you want when stakes are high'. Michael Banks, Joseph Costello, Sarah Bouchard, Steven Wall and Michael Burkhardt are noted individuals in Philadelphia. Paulo McKeeby in Dallas 'brings value and trusted guidance' and Stephanie Sweitzer in Chicago is praised for 'her persistent engagement and leadership in managing cases, which is tremendously valuable'. Orange County-based Barbara Miller's 'wage-and-hour class action knowledge is impressive'. Houston's Ethel Johnson 'gets to the core of the issue quickly and efficiently while being the utmost professional'. Recommended practitioners are also Samuel Shaulson and Ira Rosenstein in New York, Lincoln Bisbee in Washington DC and Debra Fischer in Los Angeles. The team had several partner promotions in October 2018, including Jocelyn Cuttino in Washington DC.

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