Leonard V. Feigel

Special Counsel

Overview

Leonard V. Feigel is special counsel and a litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he advises employers in all aspects of employment law including litigation. Mr. Feigel has experience representing employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board. He has handled cases relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state and federal employment discrimination laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and non-competition issues. Mr. Feigel’s experience also includes defense of wage and hour class actions and litigation instituted by the EEOC. Mr. Feigel is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice and the Health Care Industry Team.

Other work experience includes a position as a staff perfusionist at the Mayo Clinic’s St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was responsible for operating the cardio-lung machine during surgeries.

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, "Does "I quit" really mean I need FMLA leave?" Lexology (May 20, 2013)
  • Author, "Record Enforcement Year for EEOC," Foley & Lardner LLP 2012 Employment Law Update (November 2012)
  • Author, " EEOC's Sue First, Ask Questions Later Litigation Authority is Affirmed by District Judge Despite Judicial Trend to the Contrary," Foley & Lardner LLP 2012 Employment Law Update (May 2012)
  • Author, “Employment Testing In a Recovering Job Market,” Law 360 Employment (September 10, 2010)

Education

Mr. Feigel graduated from Duquesne University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1994) and obtained his law degree Order of the Coif from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006). While in law school, Mr. Feigel was a board member of the Law Review.

Representative Matters

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Represented automotive supplier in a FLSA wage and hour collective action.