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October 19, 2009Press Release

Michael Best Attorney Elected President of the Wisconsin School Attorney's Association

Luis Arroyo, an attorney in the Labor and Employment and Education Special Practice Groups at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, was elected President of the Wisconsin School Attorney's Association. Arroyo’s presidency will take effect in October 2010.

Arroyo counsels K-12 school districts on an array of issues involving: student/faculty discipline, open records/meetings law, student and faculty disability accommodation issues, IDEA & §504 issues, general policy development and drafting student and staff handbooks. Mr. Arroyo has handled administrative cases before the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (“DPI”) and the Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals regarding special education due process hearings and DPI complaints.

In addition to helping K-12 school districts on school-related matters, Mr. Arroyo’s experience includes handling and assisting with cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Labor and Industry Review Commission, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, the Department of Workforce Development, the Eastern and Western District Courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding race, age, sex, national origin, disability claims, worker’s compensation claims and unemployment compensation matters. He also conducts diversity awareness and training programs tailored to fit the individual needs of each employer.

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