Fred Gants - Quarles & Brady LLP

Fred Gants

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 608-283-2618

Fred Gants is a partner in the Madison Office of Quarles & Brady LLP, is the head of the Madison Office’s Labor and Employment Group, and is a member of the Firm’s Class Action Subgroup. His practice includes an emphasis on discrimination litigation, employer counseling and collective bargaining, client representation in state and federal courts and before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Wage and Hour Division, and other state and federal agencies. Mr. Gants’ recent experience includes:

  • Representation of a wholesale distributor before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in which it was held that a terminated employee suing for breach of contract may not bring a lawsuit in tort for misrepresentation, and that a wrongful discharge lawsuit cannot be brought where an at-will employee is terminated for failing to sign a noncompete agreement.

  • Successful defense of an age discrimination claim against a large nonprofit organization.

  • Successful negotiation of collective bargaining agreements for employers which include significant production and profit incentives.

  • Successful representation of package delivery service in collective class action involving overtime compensation claims.

  • Investigation of death and dismissal of OSHA citation.

University of Chicago Law School J.D. Yale UniversityBA 1972
American Bar AssociationDane County Bar Association

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1988 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1976 

Office Location

33 East Main Street, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703-3095
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male