Noah G. Lipschultz focuses on representing employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including both traditional labor law matters, as well as employment litigation and counseling, and wage/hour matters. He also represents employers in employee benefits litigation matters arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, including matters pertaining to retiree health benefits and the enforcement of ERISA plan subrogation/reimbursement rights, and has litigated such matters in multiple courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Noah regularly counsels and defends management in traditional labor law matters, including:

  • Grievance and arbitration proceedings
  • Matters arising under the NLRA
  • Collective bargaining negotiations and related advice
  • Litigation concerning disputes over obligations under collective bargaining agreements
  • Numerous union organizing campaigns and NLRB elections, including several of the largest that have occurred in the U.S. in the past decade

Noah also appears regularly before state and federal courts and state and local agencies. In addition to having extensive experience in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board matters, he regularly defends employers in matters arising under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Labor Management Relations Act
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • State antidiscrimination laws

Professional & Community Affiliations


Minnesota State Bar Association


Illinois State Bar Association


American Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


News, Analysis & Press

NLRB says workers can use company email to organize

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal – Employment

January 21, 2015

NLRB Ruling Gives Unions Advantage in E-Mail Organizing

National Legal and Policy Center

December 19, 2014

Books & Book Chapters

  • Conducting the Employment Practices Audit, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Chapter Author, 2004
  • The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act, Bloomberg BNA, Contributing Editor, 2004-2010
  • Labor and Employment Issues in Transactions, Business Restructuring, and Workforce Reductions, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Chapter Author, 2005, 2008 and 2011

Speaking Engagements

Labor Law in the Pandemic Age: Navigating Union-Related Issues During These Unprecedented Times

June 30, 2020

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

2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012

The Obama Administration’s Impact On Labor Law And In The Workplace

2012 Midwest Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2012


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2001
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998With Distinction


  • Spanish

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin