Labor & Employment Lawyer
Daniel Finerty concentrates his practice on representing and counseling private and public sector clients in labor and employment litigation and compliance matters in front of administrative agencies, federal and state courts and labor arbitrations. Mr. Finerty has represented Wisconsin counties as well as private sector employers in long term care, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, private construction and manufacturing in litigation matters involving Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the City of Milwaukee Employee Rights Ordinance as well as other federal, state and local laws.
Mr. Finerty has developed a niche practice in long term care by defending providers on claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including alleged violations of the Wisconsin's Healthcare Worker Protection Act, in labor arbitrations and other labor and employment disputes. He has also prosecuted numerous restrictive covenant matters in Wisconsin and across the United States involving non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements.
In addition to litigation, Mr. Finerty regularly advises his clients on how labor and employment-related legislation and regulation may affect their business and assists clients in developing compliant policies and practices. Finerty spent a considerable amount of time advising clients as well as members of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, the Havenwoods Business Improvement District and other trade associations, on issues related to effective compliance with Wisconsin's Concealed Carry law and the City of Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.
Finerty was named among the Best Lawyers in America every year in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the area of Appellate Practice and a "Rising Star" by Milwaukee Magazine in 2006-2008, 2010 and 2012 a designation that is reserved for the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Wisconsin under the age of 40.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1999
- Wisconsin, 1998
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1998
- Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians Tribal Court, 2009