Jesse R. Dill

Associate || Milwaukee

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.

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  • Tried cases to bench and jury trials in state and federal courts.
  • Obtained favorable initial determinations in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation investigations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.
  • Tried multiple hearings to favorable determinations before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.
  • Successfully opposed emergency motion for temporary restraining order and expedited discovery with claims alleging violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Trade Secret Act.
  • Obtained multiple dismissals following motions to oppose complaints alleging defamatory reference and wrongful termination in Wisconsin circuit courts.
  • Obtained dismissal following motion for summary judgment in failure to accommodate disability and disability harassment claims in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
  • Conducted workplace investigations into claims of harassment and workplace violence.
  • Conducted in-house training presentations to supervisory and human resources personnel regarding reasonable accommodations, workplace investigations, disciplinary practices, and more.

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2010
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Admittance to Practice

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section Board of Directors
  • Milwaukee Bar Association

Speeches

  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce in 2019 - "Confessions Of A Former Plaintiff’s Attorney" - Kohler - September 20, 2018
  • Independent Business Network - "2017 Employment Law in Review" - Milwaukee - April 20, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing - "Smart Hiring In A Competitive (And Litigious) Job Market" - Appleton - April 3, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - "Duty of Competent Representation" - Waukesha - January 17, 2018
  • National Business Institute Webcast - "Proving or Disproving Discrimination and Retaliation Claims" - February 16, 2017
  • National Business Institute Webcast - "Technology and Social Media in the Workplace" - February 16, 2017
  • National Business Institute - "Workplace Behavior and Privacy Issues" - Appleton - February 6, 2017
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Webcast - "Social Media Policies and Employee Social Media" - October 9, 2015
  • January 28, 2019 - Business Management Daily - "NLRB ruling limits independent contractors right to form or join a labor union"
  • March 16, 2018 - Cook County Record - "Citing ministerial exception, appellate court rules Hebrew teacher wasn’t discriminated against"
  • June 5, 2017 - Human Resource Executive Online - "A Painful Epidemic"
  • January 30, 2013 - Fortune.com - "Go ahead, bash your boss on Facebook"
  • February 7, 2012 - CNN.com - "Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social media"
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Labor and Employment Law (2014-present)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation

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