Scott C. Beightol

Mr. Beightol is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, whose practice includes representation of management in all aspects of employment and labor law, with special emphasis in counseling and defending employers in employment discrimination and other litigation before federal and state courts, the NLRB, and arbitrators. 

Mr. Beightol is an elected member of the firm’s Management Committee. In addition to being an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Beightol is also listed in the 2005/2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication widely regarded as the most well-respected referral source of attorneys in practice, and was named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the area of Employment Litigation in the November 2005 issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Mr. Beightol is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Financial Officer of the Employment Law Alliance.

Firm Background

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group is a national practice providing leading-edge advice and creative solutions to guide businesses as they make employment decisions, set policies and plan for the future. The attorneys in this group enjoy close partnerships with clients, focusing on litigation prevention and the achievement of strategic objectives. The attorneys are recognized by their clients and peers as among the best and most respected management-side labor, employment and employee benefits attorneys in the country. 

The attorneys in this group practice before the NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, OFCCP and other state and federal administrative agencies. The attorneys focus on all areas of labor, employment and employee benefits law from discrimination, occupational health and safety, and wage-hour issues to affirmative action and immigration law. Attorneys provide collective bargaining, grievance and interest arbitration services to those clients whose employees are unionized. The group also has an active practice helping non-union clients maintain their union-free status, as unions continue to become more sophisticated and aggressive in their organizing efforts.

 

Roger A. Wolfe

Roger A. Wolfe is a member resident in the Charleston law office of Jackson & Kelly PLLC, Mr. Wolfe has been with the firm for twenty-six years. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law, Mr. Wolfe’s practice also includes discrimination, unemployment compensation, litigation, union, organizational campaigns, collective bargaining, class actions, statistics and public sector employment law.

Firm Background

Jackson & Kelly PLLC is the oldest and largest law firm based in West Virginia. Our employment law attorneys are dedicated to representing management’s interests, including collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice, union organizing campaigns, operating non-union, grievance arbitration, strikes, employee discharge, civil rights and employment discrimination, wage and hour matters, unemployment compensation, immigration and naturalization, substance abuse, and employee handbooks. By combining diversity, specialization and commitment to excellence, we provide the innovative and high quality legal representation that every client deserves.

 

Jon C. Sogn

Mr. Sogn has been with the firm since 1986. He has substantial experience in employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation, employee non-compete disputes, and a wide range of other labor and employment issues. Jon was recently recognized for his employment law experience in the Chamber USA 2005 America’s Leading Lawyers for Business publication. He is a former editor of the South Dakota Employment Law Newsletter and a frequent speaker at seminars and the University of South Dakota School of Law. Mr. Sogn is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Firm Background

Since 1946, the law firm of Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. has been serving the needs of employers throughout the state and region, earning a solid reputation for excellence. As one of the larger firms in the state, the Lynn, Jackson law firm has a deep pool of talented attorneys with extensive legal knowledge on a wide range of human resource issues, employee benefits, contracts, discrimination and other employment related litigation, and other business needs. With offices in South Dakota’s two largest cities, our firm is ready to provide employment and labor law services on a statewide basis.

 

Sue Erwin Harper

Ms. Harper heads the firm’s Employment Law Practice in Columbia. She has represented employers against claims of discrimination, enforceability of covenants not to compete, breach of employment contracts, retaliation, wrongful discharge and other employment-related suits, and counsels employers on ways to avoid litigation. 

She has practiced extensively in all divisions of the federal court for 20 years. Since 1994, Ms. Harper has been certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law.

Firm Background

Nelson Mullins offers the strength and resources of a national law firm with diverse attorneys and professional staff experienced in a broad range of issues. With a firm Southeastern base, Nelson Mullins has grown into a national firm with a strong reputation in meeting the complex litigation, corporate, securities, finance, employment, regulatory and other needs for clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.

Clients of Nelson Mullins benefit from our national reputation in a range of legal areas and our leadership among peers. 

Our clients interact with experienced lawyers who can draw on the collective knowledge of more than 380 Nelson Mullins attorneys as well as take advantage of the most current technologies available. Our more than 100 years in the legal profession provide clients an established Firm with a history both in the courtroom and the boardroom. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Washington and throughout the Carolinas, Nelson Mullins offers solutions that complement our clients’ values and objectives.

 

Daniel D. Johns

Mr. Johns graduated in 1973 from Indiana University with M.B.A and J.D. (cum laude) degrees. He was an attorney with an Indianapolis employment law firm through 1978. He returned to his home state of Montana in 1979, and continues to represent employers in areas of traditional labor law, plus discrimination and sexual harassment, wrongful termination, compensation, personnel policies, and counseling employers.

Firm Background

The largest firm in Montana, Crowley Flek PLLP enjoys a rich history tracing back to 1895 when W. M. Johnson began practicing law in Billings. Today, the firm provides a full range of legal services throughout Montana, and has attorneys representing business clientele in a full spectrum of labor and employment law matters. We are also the Montana reviser for Martindale-Hubbell. Our firm enjoys a strong tradition of legal expertise, high ethical standards, and leadership in community and professional affairs.

Nicole C. Snyder

Ms. Snyder’s employment law practice extends to all matters arising from the employment relationship, including policies and procedures, discipline and termination, compliance with sexual harassment and medical leave laws, wage and hour requirements, employment agreements, and employee rights. 

She has represented clients in employment litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before the Idaho Human Rights Commission. She also has extensive experience drafting agreements and negotiating matters relating to employee non-competition covenants.

Ms. Snyder joined Holland & Hart’s Boise office in 2001. She earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Michigan Law School.

Professional Activities

Member, Idaho State Bar – Member of Governing Council for

Corporate and Securities Law Section

Member, Washington State Bar

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Idaho Human Resources Association for the Treasure Valley

Member, Idaho Women’s Business Center

Education

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2001)

Associate Editor, University of Michigan Law Review

University of San Diego (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997)

Firm Background

Holland & Hart is the largest and most extensive management-side labor and employment law practice located in the Rocky Mountain region. The firm has expertise in every area of labor and employment law, from human resources management issues to union activities, employee benefits to immigration related concerns. We assist our clients to institute policies and procedures designed to develop effective and productive employer-employee relationships and avoid problems before they arise. We also work in the areas of regulatory compliance, workplace safety, investigations and discipline and termination. Our attorneys are equally skilled at resolving problems, if they do occur, through alternative dispute resolution, administrative proceedings or aggressive, focused litigation.

 

Nanette Turner Kalcik

Nanette Kalcik is a partner in the Wichita office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Labor & Employment and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. She has considerable experience in nationwide complex litigation and has spent her career protecting her clients’ interests throughout the entire litigation process—from pre-litigation consulting through trial and including the appellate process. As an experienced litigator and trial attorney, Ms. Kalcik has represented a wide-range of clients in a variety of matters, including: complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, medical malpractice disputes, tort and personal injury actions, oil and gas litigation, employment disputes, class action claims, municipal law, financial services litigation, and consumer and mortgage finance law. She has experience in bank and mortgage regulatory compliance, including compliance with and litigation involving the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Ms. Kalcik brings a unique perspective to our firm, having clerked for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas for several years after graduation and prior to entering private practice. She then spent the next six years handling litigation around the country, advocating for both plaintiffs and defendants. She joins Lewis Brisbois with almost 10 years of litigation experience and a wealth of knowledge about the various stages of litigation and is able to quickly identify potential pitfalls for clients along the way.

Ms. Kalcik believes in adding value to each case she handles. Her goal in representing clients in litigation is to provide the best representation possible while realistically assessing potential outcomes and risks. She achieves this goal by evaluating a number of considerations in pre-litigation and the early stages of litigation, including client expectations, weaknesses in the client’s position, anticipated fees and costs if litigation is pursued, and the opposing party’s desired outcome. This early assessment process often prevents clients from expending substantial fees and expenses on matters that either should not be litigated because of extraordinarily high risk or because of the opposition’s relatively modest objectives. She has been effective in obtaining early resolution of disputes through strategic and dispositive motion practice or alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Kalcik has practiced and is licensed in Kansas, Illinois, and numerous federal courts.

Firm Overview:

Lewis Brisbois offers legal practice in more than 40 specialties, and a multitude of sub-specialties. Our attorneys have broad knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to our clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among our practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation across multiple disciplines. We have built longstanding relationships with corporate and institutional clients based on our ability to provide comprehensive service on a national scale.

At Lewis Brisbois, diversity is an integral part of our firm culture and our daily life. We accomplish diversity not by committee or initiative, but through the honest and consistent practice of hiring the best people for the job and rewarding excellence. The success of these policies is reflected in the fact that Lewis Brisbois has repeatedly received national recognition for its commitment to embracing diversity. Lewis Brisbois is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse group of talented lawyers and staff, and demonstrates that commitment through non-discriminatory hiring, retention and promotion policies. The diversity of Lewis Brisbois’ client base is matched by the diversity of our attorneys.

With offices from Los Angeles to New York and Seattle to Miami, our attorneys reflect the communities in which they live. Lewis Brisbois’ culture has fostered a diverse group of professionals committed to promoting the best interests of our clients, our communities and the legal profession. We support diversity in communities across the nation through new and ongoing relationships with minority and women-owned businesses.

Lewis Brisbois is known for its commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and unyielding recognition of our duty to provide the highest level of service to our clients, who choose us because we take the time to understand their business interests and internal culture. We have developed sophisticated proprietary risk evaluation and litigation management processes that many of our clients have incorporated into their business practices, and we help them manage and defend claims and litigation. As a result, they are avoiding and reducing losses that impact their bottom line.

Our practice includes pre-suit counseling and problem solving based on a structured and accurate analysis of likely outcome. We know our clients’ objectives are often best served by a pre-suit resolution and we are often judged by the advice and counsel we provide toward that end. However, when trial is the answer and in the client’s best interest, Lewis Brisbois brings to bear the full force of our tenacious and sophisticated litigation prowess, utilizing our nationwide network of attorneys and support staff as well as our considerable technological resources to achieve the best possible results for our clients.