August 1, 2007Press Release

Michael Best Names José A. Olivieri as Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair

Milwaukee, WI  – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce that José A. Olivieri has been named Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group.  Olivieri succeeds Jonathan O. Levine, who served as Chair for four years. 

Olivieri joined Michael Best immediately out of law school and was instrumental in structuring the firm’s growing Immigration Practice Group.  Olivieri also counsels management in other aspects of employment law such as matters of federal and state discrimination law; NLRB and WERC law; the Fair Labor Standards Act; employee termination and discipline; unemployment compensation; and labor contract administration. He frequently provides training to managers, supervisors and employees regarding employment law issues.

Additionally, Olivieri leads the firm’s Higher Education Special Practice Group and handles significant employment and immigration law matters for many institutions of higher education in the Midwest.  Olivieri also has served as a faculty member at Marquette University Law School and is a past Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Employment and Labor Law Section.

Outside of his legal practice, Olivieri is a leader within the community and sits on several boards and committees.  He is currently serving a term as Board President of the United Community Center (“UCC”) in Milwaukee. Through the UCC, Olivieri has been a key figure in the development of the Bruce Guadalupe School, a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade Charter School.  Olivieri is a Board Member of the Milwaukee Art Museum and serves on the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Program Committee.  He is a past member of the University Of Wisconsin Board Of Regents. 

Olivieri is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of immigration law and has been selected as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer by Law & Politics.  He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

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