Michael E. Lignowski represents corporate clients across a wide range of employment issues. His practice encompasses employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) litigation, as well as wage and hour compliance and other labor and employment law disputes. He also provides advice about general personnel issues. Michael devotes substantial time to representation of employers in unfair labor practice litigation before the NLRB, labor arbitrations, contract negotiations, and on union organizing campaigns.
Clients also seek Michael’s counsel when developing and implementing positive employee relations policies and practices. His representations also include working with an international petroleum company in a traditional labor case.
In addition to his litigation and counseling work, Michael frequently speaks on such labor and employment topics as union avoidance, sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). He holds certification in Professional Human Resource Management and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Villanova University School of Law, 1995, J.D.
University of Virginia, 1992, B.A.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017)