Jesse has a wide range of employment law litigation and compliance counseling experience. He has obtained successful judgments and decisions for his clients in a wide array of forums, including state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and administrative hearings before the Equal Rights Division. Jesse also represents indigent parties in federal jury trials through the Eastern District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Program.
This litigation experience complements Jesse’s compliance counseling for clients on all aspects of the employment relationship. He regularly assists clients to assess legal liability related to personnel decisions, evaluate and respond to requests for disability accommodations, prepare employment law policies that comply with federal and state law, protect confidential and trade secret information, draft enforceable non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and respond to charges filed with administrative agencies. Jesse has conducted investigations related to a broad range of employment law issues, including workplace violence and harassment. Jesse also has substantial experience presenting in-house and to organizations on workplace topics with audiences enjoying his upbeat, interactive, and entertaining style. Jesse has been quoted as a legal expert for issues related to social media and the workplace by CNN and Fortune.
Jesse also frequently represents clients in mediation and assists to engineer creative solutions to resolve disputes. He is well-known by mediators within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Equal Rights Division, and the private practice community for his approach and ability to obtain cost-effective solutions to complex legal disputes.
Jesse is an active member in the legal and civic communities. He is a fellow with the Wisconsin Law Foundation, member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Development Committee, a board member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Labor and Employment Law Section, board member of Midtown Tosa, a member of the City of Wauwatosa Civic Celebration Commission, and volunteer mentor to high school students through the Urban Promise Lunch Club.