Michael Best: Partner elected fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers


Jennifer R. Rupkey

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MILWAUKEE (July 16, 2014) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Partner Eric E. Hobbs has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a fellowship of the most accomplished members of labor and employment law that promote positive influence and progressive change throughout the profession. Hobbs’ election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by his colleagues demonstrating continuous outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

Eric E. Hobbs “This honor illustrates the respect and reputation Eric has developed throughout his career as a lawyer who has made, and is making, an outstanding contribution to the practice of employment and labor law. Both Eric’s nomination and election for this exclusive recognition resulted from his service to the American Bar Association and the relationships he has built throughout his years of dedication to the Association,” said José Olivieri, Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group Chair.

“I am humbled and honored to be included among the College’s 2014 inductees from all over North America,” said Hobbs.

Hobbs’ practice focuses on labor and employment, with an emphasis on employment counseling, worker’s compensation, and employment discrimination litigation. Hobbs is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Employer Co-Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee-Labor Law Section.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Over the past 166 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 220 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington D.C. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, land and resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax and wealth planning.