MADISON, WI (March 25, 2015) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce that Miguel A. Manriquez has joined the firm’s Madison office as an attorney in the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group. Manriquez will assist clients with labor relations, contract negotiations and labor and employment litigation. Additionally, he will provide counsel to clients needing assistance with sports and entertainment law.
Manriquez spent three years as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), where he investigated hundreds of charges of a variety of unfair labor practices, gained first-chair trial experience, conducted comprehensive investigations, drafted complaints and negotiated settlements of unfair labor practices filed by unions, employees and employers. In that role, Manriquez gained significant experience with employment law disputes involving a wide range of issues such as discrimination, wage and hour and worker’s compensation.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Manriquez served as the Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs for the Fox Sports division of Fox Cable Networks in Los Angeles, CA. There he provided litigation risk assessment and management, contract drafting and negotiation related to the acquisition, distribution and licensing of sports content and events for media purposes, and business development advice related to new media opportunities.
Manriquez received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2010, where he was Managing Editor of the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, Executive Editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and Co-Chair of the Boalt Coalition for Diversity. He received his B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. Manriquez is also fluent in Spanish and studied abroad at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City.