MADISON, WI (May 4, 2018) – Michael Best is pleased to announce that Farrah N.W. Rifelj has been selected as one of the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2018 Women in the Law recipients. The annual award honors top women attorneys for their outstanding achievements in the legal field and community, while paving the way to success for other women in the legal profession.
Rifelj serves as a Partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group, as Michael Best’s Deputy General Counsel, and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She focuses her practice on employment counseling and employment litigation, with an emphasis on discrimination and harassment prevention and litigation, noncompetition, and Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Rifelj advises her clients on adhering to the laws that affect the employer-employee relationship and in turn, successfully avoids costly litigation which is one of the key factors that separates her from others.
While Rifelj practices law fulltime, she still makes it a priority to volunteer her talents at Michael Best and throughout the community. She has sat on several boards including serving as the board president for Family Service Madison, and she is currently a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison. At Michael Best, Rifelj served as the chair of the Madison office’s Women’s Development Group where she and others created programs for all female employees across practice groups and job titles. As a go-to mentor to many young attorneys and expecting parents, Rifelj has played an instrumental role in designing and drafting the firm’s flexible work hours and alternative work policies and parental leave policy. She is also a member of Michael Best’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Rifelj, along with all 2018 Women in the Law award recipients, will be honored at an event hosted by the Wisconsin Law Journal on June 21, 2018, at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee.