May 26, 2009Press Release

Michael Best Partner, José Olivieri, Receives Fran Swigart Board Leadership Award

Milwaukee, WI – José Olivieri, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, received the Fran Swigart Board Leadership Award from the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee. Olivieri is only the second recipient of the Fran Swigart Board Leadership Award, named in honor of one of Milwaukee’s most respected volunteer leaders. Olivieri has participated on the Board of Directors at the United Community Center since 1987, and served as Board President since 2004. During that time, he has helped launch four different fundraising campaigns to expand the UCC campus, create a Latino Geriatric Center, fund scholarships and improve science education at the Bruce Guadalupe Community School. Olivieri also has been instrumental in the development and expansion of the Pre College Program, Youth Volunteer Corps and Latino Arts Strings Program.

In his law practice, Olivieri counsels management in labor and employment law matters regarding 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 has frequently provided training to managers, supervisors and employees regarding employment law issues. Olivieri also Chairs Michael Best’s Immigration and International Migration, Education and Government and Public Policy Special Practice Groups.


Olivieri accepting the Fran Swigart Board
Leadership Award

Honored Volunteers, Olivieri Second from Left

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