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May 21, 2012Press Release

Michael Best's Firm Chairman Recognized as One of the 100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers in the U.S.

Milwaukee, WI (May 21, 2012) –  Scott C. Beightol, a senior partner in Michael Best’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Chairman of the Firm, has been selected, for the second consecutive year, as one of the 100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers in the United States By Human Resources Executive Online. Attorneys were selected based on careful analysis of their practice and evaluations submitted by clients and peers. Beightol was the only attorney in the state of Wisconsin to receive this honor. A complete listing can be found here


Beightol represents businesses in all aspects of employment and labor relations, with special emphasis in litigation of discrimination, non-competition agreements, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and other torts. He has successfully argued several cases before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Further, Beightol provides strategic counsel to clients regarding their workforce structure, HR audits and best practices, complex termination and disability/FMLA matters, union avoidance, and union relation matters involving labor negotiations and arbitrations.


Michael Best’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice

Michael Best’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group is one of the largest in the Midwest. The attorneys are highly regarded by their clients and peers as among the best and most respected management-side labor, employment and employee benefits attorneys in the country. According to the 2011 issue of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Michael Best’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group “is viewed as a true leader in its field. It assists both public and private clients on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.” Sources interviewed by Chambers go on to state, “The team is devoted to its clients. It has the resources and depth of expertise to cover all of their needs.” Chambers again ranked Michael Best in Band One among all Labor and Employment practices in Wisconsin.

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