May 17, 2021Press Release

Michael Best Adds Courtney Tedrowe to Labor & Employment practice in Chicago

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Courtney Tedrowe has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group as a Partner in the Chicago office. Prior to joining Michael Best, Tedrowe spent nearly two decades with Novack and Macey LLP as a commercial, business and employment litigator.

“We have been strengthening our bench of talented litigators in Chicago for quite some time now,” said Kerryann Minton, Managing Partner of the Chicago Office. “As an accomplished lawyer with an expansive employment and commercial litigation practice, Courtney’s addition will greatly benefit our regional reputation as a leading firm in Chicago. We are thrilled to have him join our talented team.”

Before his move to Michael Best, Tedrowe served as a partner at Novack and Macey where his clients included hedge funds, private equity firms, major food production manufacturers, and retailers, among others. He has represented clients that span different sectors, including labor and employment, real estate, corporate governance, energy, and trade secrets. Prior to his time at Novack and Macey, Tedrowe worked as an associate attorney at one of the top law firms in New York, where among his many accomplishments, was a member of a team who litigated a large case against Big Tobacco in the Eastern District of New York.

“Courtney possesses an incredible aptitude for managing complex employment litigation matters and is held in high regard by his peers,” said Mitch Quick, Chair of Michael Best’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group. “Our robust labor & employment and litigation platforms set a high bar for excellence, working diligently on behalf of our clients across a vast array of service areas. Courtney’s extensive experience representing clients in employment matters, and funds and manufacturers, just to name a few, will be advantageous to our client base and complements our national footprint.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Michael Best team,” said Tedrowe. “The firm’s reputation in the Midwest is incredible and I’m looking forward to continuing the great work they’ve accomplished here and nationally.”

Courtney received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he also served as the symposium editor of the Cornell Law Review. He also earned a B.A., cum laude, from Vassar College.



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