Mikaela Shaw represents and counsels employers in a broad array of individual and complex actions involving United States federal, state, and local labor and employment laws. Her work includes preventative counseling and claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other state and common law theories.
With litigation experience before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and a range of federal courts, she also works with clients on matters pertaining to employment policy review and analysis, collective bargaining agreements, and strategic advice. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Mikaela maintains an active pro bono practice. She focuses on representing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, both offshoots of her past volunteer work, including successful representation in a defensive immigration hearing.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mikaela was a judicial extern for Judge Andrea Wood of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During law school, she worked as a student attorney for the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented clients in federal court and served as the president of the Chicago Law Foundation and as the executive comments editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum.
University of Chicago Law School, 2015, J.D.
Indiana University, 2012, B.A., High Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Rising Star, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) (2018)
Member, Young Professionals Board, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (2015–present)
Member, Labor and Employment Section, Federal Bar Association (2015–present)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award, Indiana University (2012)