Mikaela Shaw represents employers in individual claims and class actions in all areas of labor and employment law, including disputes involving the NLRA, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, Title VII, FLSA, ERISA, and numerous state and local laws. In addition, she advises clients on a variety of workplace matters, with a particular focus on issues related to COVID-19 and workplace reopening and safety. She also assists with investigations involving employees at all levels. Mikaela previously served as a law clerk to Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
With litigation experience before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and a range of US federal and state courts and agencies, she also works with clients on matters pertaining to employment policy review, collective bargaining agreements, and strategic advice.
Mikaela maintains a successful pro bono practice and assists clients in areas including immigration, employment, domestic violence, and sexual assault. In 2018, the National Immigrant Justice Center named her a “Rising Star” for her successful family representation in a complex 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.
University of Chicago Law School, 2015, J.D.
Indiana University, 2012, B.A., High Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkship to Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2018 - 2019)
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Rising Star, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) (2018)
Member, Indiana University Chicago Women’s Network Steering Committee Board (2016-Present)
Member, Labor and Employment Section, Federal Bar Association (2015–present)