MADISON, WI (December 3, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest labor and employment firm representing management, is expanding its presence in Wisconsin with the addition of Michael R. Gotzler who will open a new office in Madison, located at 10 East Doty Street, Suite 800.
“As our work across Wisconsin continues to expand, the time was right to invest in a full-time presence in the state capital,” said Jonathan Levine, managing shareholder of Littler’s Wisconsin offices. “Mike is a real entrepreneur, an innovative and creative thinker who will immediately enhance our ability to provide labor and employment services to the business community in one of the most vibrant areas of the state.”
Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, Littler’s co-managing directors added, “We’re excited to have someone of Mike’s caliber help us grow our regional footprint in the Midwest. Madison is not only an attractive expansion opportunity based on the legal services sought by our clients, it’s a natural fit for the firm as a whole and our growing technology and artificial intelligence practices.”
Gotzler, previously a founding partner of employment boutique Clark & Gotzler, has more than 20 years of experience advising businesses on all employment-related matters. Gotzler also spent a decade serving as general counsel of a human resources firm that provided temporary staffing, executive recruiting, consulting and other services throughout the U.S.
“Madison is my home and this is a terrific opportunity to open and build an office for a leading firm like Littler, which is known for its innovation and technology, vast resources and experienced, savvy practitioners,” said Gotzler. “Madison continues to gain national attention as one of the best places to live, work and grow a business and ranks as one of the fastest growing technology employment markets in the nation. The larger platform and unparalleled labor and employment resources Littler offers will enable me to provide expanded services and solutions to my clients both locally and nationally.”
Gotzler’s practice includes employment litigation before courts and administrative agencies, as well as ADA/FMLA leave and accommodation issues, wage and hour compliance, non-compete disputes, independent contractor and joint employment issues, labor relations and NLRB proceedings, and preventive audits and training.
Gotzler received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, with honors, and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Phi Beta Kappa.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in over 80 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.