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 claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 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), 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.
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 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; Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)