December 6, 2023Press Release

Michael Best Welcomes Accomplished Labor & Employment Lawyer Andrew Shelby

Michael Best is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew P. Shelby to its ranks as Partner, further strengthening the firm’s deep Labor & Employment bench. Shelby will be based in the Chicago office.

With more than 15 years of experience, Shelby is a seasoned commercial litigator and trial lawyer who counsels clients on disputes involving employment issues, class actions and business torts, real estate and merger transactions, professional negligence, and breach of contract. He has experience with employment law, class action defense, commercial contract and tort disputes, regulatory and compliance, government contracting, and professional malpractice defense.

"Andrew's arrival is timely given the current dynamics of labor and employment law at the State and Federal level,” said Brian Paul, Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations group. “His diverse experience coupled with his successful track record will undoubtedly enhance our ability to provide strategic and effective counsel to our clients, and we're looking forward to his many contributions in our growing practice.”

Shelby boasts a noteworthy list of favorable outcomes in his legal résumé including representing Fortune 500 companies, public and private businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, as well as other lawyers and law firms. In addition to his litigation career, he proactively advises business and legal executives on the development and implementation of new strategies and business practices to address areas of legal exposure, avoid and resolve litigation, and reduce legal spend.

“We are excited to welcome Andrew to our great team,” said Kerryann Haase Minton, Office Managing Partner for the firm’s Chicago office. “His extensive experience, outgoing personality, and can-do work ethic will undoubtedly strengthen our firm's capabilities. Andrew's commitment to excellence aligns seamlessly with our firm’s core values, and we look forward to that excellence he’ll deliver to our clients."

Prior to joining Michael Best, Shelby served as Partner at an Am Law 200 firm, and before that, a boutique litigation firm.

Shelby received his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law and his B.A., with distinction, in Philosophy from Kenyon College.

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