Michael Schmidt Honored by The National Law Journal

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

NEW YORK, July 21, 2021 — Michael Schmidt, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, was named an Employment Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal for 2021. The National Law Journal business arm recognizes professionals who have moved the needle in the legal industry — professionals who are truly trailblazers. Since 2013, they have published pieces on trailblazers in several different sectors.

Mike is the creator and host of “Employment Law Now,” a podcast that addresses the latest trends and developments in labor and employment law. For more than 25 years, Mike has assisted businesses and their management teams throughout the United States accomplish their goals through litigation, negotiation, and day-to-day counseling. Mike is a trial lawyer who represents employers in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before government agencies on issues including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour, including class and collective actions; FMLA, ADA, and other federal, state, and local leave obligations; breach of contract; whistleblowing, including SOX and other laws; restrictive covenants, non-competes, and non-solicits; social media use; WARN; Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other COVID-19 legislation; and other employment law matters.

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