Michael A. Warner, Jr. represents both private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on litigation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution. Mr. Warner has wide ranging experience representing employers before state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, the EEOC, and numerous state agencies in single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation and breach of contract cases. Mr. Warner also represents employers in labor arbitrations and in employment related arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly NASD). In addition to his employment litigation defense experience, Mr. Warner also has substantial experience representing and counseling clients in trade secret, employee raiding, and non-compete agreement disputes. Mr. Warner represents private companies in the telecommunications, technology, retail, manufacturing, financial services, and transportation industries, and also represents municipalities in employment litigation and labor matters. Since 2007 Mr. Warner has been recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in the area of employment litigation defense by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine.