Overview

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 is 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

Member

American Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Labor Law Section

State Bar of Wisconsin

1993-1996

Former Chair

Labor and Employment Practice Group

Lex Mundi

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2007-2019

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2006-2018

Named, Super Lawyer

Wisconsin

Super Lawyers

2005-2011

Named, Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States

Labor Relations Institute Inc.

2006

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Wisconsin

Courts

  • 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