Lawrence T. Lynch, a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, served as a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice and the Health Care and Automotive Industry Teams. His practice encompassed the full spectrum of labor and employment laws, including employee relations, employment discrimination and class action litigation in state and federal courts and agencies throughout the country, drafting employment agreements and employee handbooks, public and private sector union relations, NLRB litigation, collective bargaining negotiations, OSHA compliance and litigation, advice on labor and employment issues in mergers and acquisitions including WARN Act compliance, wage and hour laws, FMLA compliance and litigation, and affirmative action obligations for government contractors. Mr. Lynch has experience representing companies in a broad range of industries, including automotive, health care, finance, securities, pharmaceutical, colleges and universities, retail, nonprofits, printing, and various other manufacturing industries.
Mr. Lynch is a contributor to the annual employment law treatise, The Law Guide - Employee Relations Law for Wisconsin Employers, published by MRA - The Management Association, Inc. and the annual Wisconsin Employment Law Treatise, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Admitted to practice in the federal and state courts in Wisconsin and Iowa, Mr. Lynch is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Lynch received his bachelor's degree, with honors, in 1975 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His law degree was awarded, with high distinction, in 1982 by the University of Iowa, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Corporation Law.
Mr. Lynch has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005). He was also named to the 2006 - 2008 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers® and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of labor and employment law.