Jon Levine has a national practice focusing on representing employers in all areas of labor-management relations, including litigation before the National Labor Relations Board and in state and federal courts. He also has significant experience with:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Union organizing campaigns
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor arbitration
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act

Jon’s notable successes include Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce v. Doyle, Case No, 10-C-0760 (E.D. Wis. 2010) in which the court struck down a provision of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act prohibiting employers from conducting mandatory meetings with employees to discuss issues related to union organizing. He also handled Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce v. Milwaukee County, 431 F.3d 277 (7th Cir. 2005) in which the court struck down the Milwaukee Labor Peace Ordinance, a law that limited the rights of employers to oppose efforts of unions to organize their employees.

Additionally, Jon counsels clients on best business and employee relations practices, complex business transactions and the related issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, and workforce reductions, and other types of business restructuring. Jon's clients include companies in the following industries:

  • Retail
  • Warehouse-distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Trade associations

Jon was the founding member of Littler Mendelson's Milwaukee office and has previously served as the office managing shareholder of both of Littler's Wisconsin offices. Prior to working at Littler, Jon was a shareholder at another firm where he was head of their labor and employment group. In law school, he was a note and comment editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Labor Law Section

State Bar of Wisconsin


Former Chair

Labor and Employment Practice Group

Lex Mundi


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Litigation - Labor and Employment, Milwaukee

The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA


Named, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers


Named, Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States

Labor Relations Institute Inc.


News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

National Labor Relations Board Update

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

October 12, 2023

11th Annual Brewers Briefing

Milwaukee, WI

July 26, 2023

The State of Labor Relations Through the Littler Lens

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

OSHA Publishes Emergency Rule on Vaccine and Testing Mandates for Large Employers

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Webinar

November 8, 2021

An Overview of PCA: A New Day for Employers at the NLRB

Annual ACC-Wisconsin Legal Conference, Elkhart Lake, WI

November 5, 2021

When the Smoke Clears: Preparing the Workplace for Legalized Cannabis in North America

2019 Metro Milwaukee SHRM Fall Forum

November 19, 2019

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do | Managing the Challenges of Terminating an Employment Relationship

Milwaukee, WI

February 28, 2019

Realistic Expectations from the NLRB: Reversal of Obama Labor Policies, Business as Usual or Something in Between?

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Littler’s 6th Annual Brewers Briefing 2016

Milwaukee, WI

September 7, 2016

The NLRB’s Redefinition of Joint Employment: A Dangerous Twist in Many Common Business Relationships

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

National Labor Relations Board Radically Redefines Joint Employer Standard

October 9, 2015

The Great Arbitration Debate

Littler Mendelson, Milwaukee, WI

September 9, 2014

Wisconsin Labor & Employment Law Update

September 18, 2013

The Next Four Years – How to Stay One Step Ahead of Organized Labor

Milwaukee, WI

February 21, 2013

H1N1 Flu: Preparing the Workplace for a Pandemic

Chicago, IL

October 20, 2009


  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1988
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin