Michael J. Westwood-Booth

Associate || Morristown

Michael is an associate in the Morristown office of Ogletree Deakins and is a member of the Hospitality, Technology, Wage and Hour, and Employment practice groups.

Michael represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to closely-held businesses and has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. Michael also prosecutes employees who misappropriate trade secrets or violate restrictive covenants.

Michael regularly advises clients about developing and implementing wage and hour policies, employment contracts, medical examinations, employee handbooks, arbitration policies, personnel policies, reductions-in-force, independent contractor agreements, and compliance with Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FLSA, and other federal, state, and local employment statutes.

Michael also works on complex, class actions lawsuits involving labor and employment issues, restrictive covenants, and unfair competition claims. Michael’s litigation experience includes all phases of litigation, and he has successfully resolved matters before litigation, in state and federal courts, and in mediation and arbitration.

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University in 2010 and his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2014, where he served as an academic and writing tutor for first-year students, and as the captain of the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team.

After law school, Michael was a law clerk for two federal judges in the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Northern District of Illinois, and was an associate at a national general practice law firm. As a result, Michael has a valuable and unique insight into the judicial and legal process, and applies this perspective when resolving client matters quickly and efficiently.

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