We are pleased to announce that Michael J. Willemin, Partner at Wigdor LLP, has been named a Law360 Rising Star for 2018 in the practice area of Employment. Law360’s Rising Stars are attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.
During an interview with Law360, Mr. Willemin discussed his motivation as an employment attorney:
“I really love employment law, and so the passion that I have for the job is definitely a motivator. Individuals spend the vast majority of their waking hours at work normally, so any disturbance or any unlawful conduct or harassment or discrimination in the workplace is going to have a profound impact on someone’s life, so for me to be able to help redress and fix those situations, to give a voice to an individual in that circumstance, is what motivates me.”
Mr. Willemin has been involved in the litigation of numerous high-profile discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits in recent years, earning him a spot as one of five employment attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
About Michael J. Willemin
Michael J. Willemin is a Partner at Wigdor LLP. Mr. Willemin has come to prominence as a leading plaintiffs’ attorney within the field of employment litigation, having successfully represented clients in numerous high-impact employment matters in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Willemin concentrates his practice in counseling and litigation of sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, disability and age and LGBTQ+ status, retaliation, defamation, family and medical leave, wage and hour, whistleblower and contract cases. Mr. Willemin’s practice also includes civil rights, appellate, and complex class and collective action litigation. Additionally, Mr. Willemin handles certain high-profile personal injury cases, including wrongful death. He has represented individuals in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, entertainment and media, hospitality, medicine, architecture, retail and many others. He was selected as a Law360 Employment Rising Star for 2018, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree for the past five years (2014-2018). Mr. Willemin earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College in 2008.
About Wigdor LLP
Our attorneys are highly experienced in the successful litigation of class action, multi- plaintiff and individual plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistle blower, wage – and- hour and related law suits. It is hard to imagine another law Firm that has had such an impact in the employment field over the last decade. Remarkably the Firm’s results have been included in the New York Law Journal’s top verdicts six out of the last eight years, including the number one employment verdict in 2011 and number one disability discrimination verdict in 2012. The Firm also has a strong track record in criminal law, sports and entertainment law, civil rights and catastrophic torts.
The hallmark of our practice, and our promise to you, quite simply is: Unparalleled dedication, commitment and integrity in all of our work. We work for the individual client, treating each case as unique, maintaining the same high level of commitment throughout a matter. We have achieved groundbreaking legal precedents and results due to our abilities, experience and resources with the Firm also receiving consistent recognition from our clients, Judges, and even our adversaries.