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Recognized for his results-driven counsel, Michael Moschel zealously advances the business interests of national and regional employers. His providential legal advice meshes seamlessly with the goals of clients – signifying his immersion in their partnership and a keen understanding of their operations. 

Michael brings notable on-the-ground experience to his traditional labor work, with distinctive strength in the healthcare and federal contracting industries. He negotiates significant labor contracts and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL). He regularly advises clients regarding compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and federal government contractor labor laws, regulations and executive orders, including obligations under the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Davis-Bacon Act.

Michael has achieved the following for his clients:

  • Favorably resolved contentious SCA claims brought by a union against a large defense contractor – saving the client and U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars
  • Negotiated a five-year labor contract on behalf of a large teaching hospital
  • Secured an appellate court victory for a private university in a class action claim under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • Advised a national nursing-home chain in the acquisition of multiple properties and followed up with strategic advice on union negotiations
  • Successfully represented a large aerospace contractor in a federal lawsuit brought by a union against the contractor and NASA under Section 301 of the NLRA and the SCA

Michael excels at assisting employers in the management of people in the workplace, garnering accolades from peers and clients. He advises and litigates in a wide range of employment law, including restrictive covenants agreements, wage and hour compliance, discipline and discharge, reductions in force, discrimination and civil rights, sexual harassment, misclassification of employees as independent contractors and I-9 compliance.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


American Health Lawyers Association


Labor Advisory Council

National Federation of Independent Business

Member, Board of Trustees, General Counsel

Harding Academy

Board Member

Leah Rose Residence for Senior Citizens


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®

Employment Law: Management; Labor Law: Management; Litigation: Labor and Employment


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment Law

Chambers USA




BTI Client Service All-Stars

Named, Best of the Bar

Nashville Business Journal


Named, Top Labor & Employment Law Attorneys

HR Professionals Magazine


Speaking Engagements

Hot Topics in Labor Law

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February 18, 2021

Human Resources Horror Stories

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October 31, 2019

From Harvey Weinstein to [Insert Name Here]: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and What to Do When Claims are Made

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January 25, 2018

Preparing Your Workplace for 2017’s Impending Legal Challenges

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  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1994
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1991cum laude

Bar Admission

New York


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Supreme Court