Mike Aldana is a partner in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group. He represents a broad range of employers in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has substantial experience in defending employers in employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge lawsuits, wage and hour claims and union litigation in Federal and state courts and before federal and state agencies. He also negotiates, on an ongoing basis, numerous collective bargaining agreements and assists employers in contract administration, and arbitrations. He regularly counsels employers on day-to-day human resources issues and assists employers in reductions in forces and employment-related issues related to acquisitions and mergers. Mike is a frequent lecturer, both state wide and nationally, on employment, civil rights, education law and constitutional topics.
Recent counseling and litigation experiences:
- Representation of manufacturing clients in reductions in force in several states.
- Successful representation of a public sector client in a case through the Wisconsin state court system, where the legality of the clients' collective bargaining agreements was challenged, resulting in the agreements being found valid with favorable precedent set for public sector employers.
- Successful defense of employer in a nation-wide class action discrimination case brought in federal court on behalf of a putative class of thousands of managers.
- Successful representation of manufacturer in USERRA case through trial court and Seventh Circuit appeal.