Michael Best is pleased to announce that Leigh Jeter has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice as senior counsel in Chicago. She is the latest hire to the practice coming on the heels of recent addition, Emily Hobbs, as partner in Denver.
“The addition of Leigh to our team delivers an apt and skilled attorney to our L&E bench, particularly one with first chair experience in federal and state court litigation,” said Mitchell Quick, Chair of Michael Best’s Labor and Employment Relations practice. “Her experience investigating and handling a broad range of employment matters, including discrimination complaints, union grievances, and workplace misconduct, among other things, adds a venerable lawyer to our ranks which will undoubtedly benefit our clients.”
Jeter’s litigation experience includes representing public and private sector clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies across the nation. She has advised on all matters of employment law including investigations involving harassment and violations of company policy, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), age discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) matters, and related state laws. Her work also includes providing employer trainings on employment issues including the prevention of discrimination and harassment, supervisor best practices, and ADA/FMLA issues.
After working in private practice at Seyfarth Shaw and Clark Baird Smith for nearly a combined two decades, Jeter founded and acted as principal attorney at the Jeter Law Office, where she practiced for nearly three years before moving to LaPointe Law. Additionally, Jeter served as the Director of the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office at Northwestern University, where she investigated harassment complaints across the university and trained staff on issues related to the prevention of harassment and discrimination.
“We’re thrilled that Leigh decided to join us and boost our ranks of L&E attorneys in the Chicago office,” said Kerryann Minton, Managing Partner of the Chicago Office. “She’s a wonderful fit for our firm culture, is highly respected in the market and has a wealth of labor and employment knowledge and experience. She will be an asset to our team and to our clients in Illinois and nationally.”
Jeter earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her B.S. and B.A. from the University of South Carolina-Columbia.