Overview


Kristin E. Michaels focuses her practice on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling. Her practice is national in scope and her clients include employers from a wide range of industries, including hospitality, media, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, steel, health care, automotive, cable and utilities.

Show More

Results


  • Served as lead counsel in three class action employment lawsuits involving a national media company. Obtained a successful ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on threshold issues, resulting in plaintiffs’ agreement to dismiss the cases on company-favorable terms
  • Representing a nationwide staffing company in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)-initiated litigation; after alleging that the company discriminated against a class of minority applicants, the EEOC dropped those allegations and is seeking a nominal settlement
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a manufacturing company and secured a defense verdict against allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment

Show More

Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2018 to 2020, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow
  • The Legal 500 2008 and 2012 to 2015

Credentials


Education
Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1991
Marquette University, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

Admissions
Illinois

Courts/Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Show More

Kristin E. Michaels

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / May 2, 2018

On the Subject / March 6, 2018

1

2

3