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Miguel A. Manriquez

Associate

Overview

Miguel’s practice includes matters relating to labor relations, contract negotiations, and labor and employment litigation. His counsel is informed by insights and knowledge gained from prior work at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Miguel has spoken on topics such as the Wisconsin right-to-work laws and the National Labor Relations Act and protected concerted activity.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Miguel worked as a litigator in the New York City and Los Angeles, California regional offices of the NLRB, where he investigated charges of unfair labor practices, obtained first-chair trial experience, conducted elections and negotiated settlement agreements. He previously served as in-house counsel for a major sports media enterprise in Los Angeles, where he worked on media-related transactional agreements and licensing deals. 

Experience

Miguel’s experience includes:

  • While working at the NLRB, Miguel litigated a 5-day NLRB administrative hearing, involving unfair labor practices, including 8(a)(1) violations. Serving as first and only chair, Miguel wrote the brief and won the case. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decided in his client’s favor and the NLRB upheld the decision on appeal.
  • Drafting position statements to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division (ERD) on behalf of clients facing sex, race, or disability discrimination claims
  • Preparing fire truck manufacturer client for NLRB hearing involving bad faith bargaining and complex impasse-related claims brought by labor union. Helping client reach favorable settlement agreement.
  • Defending national retail client against class action lawsuit regarding website accessibility and Title III of the ADA
  • Defending client against class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Representing a security company in state court trade secret litigation
  • Sports and entertainment law experience gained as an in-house counsel to a sports media company, including drafting and negotiation of contracts related to the acquisition, distribution and licensing of sports content and events for television and digital media purposes, advertising, marketing, and the production of television documentaries and sports news programs

Honors & Recognitions

Miguel received the following honors and recognitions during law school:

  • East Bay La Raza Lawyer’s Association Scholarship Award 
  • Hispanic Community Affairs Council Scholarship
  • Phoenix Public Interest Law Fellowship
  • Robert Cole Fellowship
  • San Francisco La Raza Lawyer’s Association Fellowship

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association

Education

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Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, The Road Home Dane County
  • Board Member, Family Service Madison
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