July 6, 2012

Michael G. Messerschmidt Elected to College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Preti Flaherty announced today that attorney Michael G. Messerschmidt was recently elected as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Messerschmidt is a Partner and Chair of Preti Flaherty's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one's colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

The seventeenth installation of Fellows will be held November 3, 2012 in Atlanta, GA, coincident with the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section's Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by twelve hundred members in forty-three states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and six provinces from Canada.

Membership in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is by nomination only and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. According to the College, membership honors lawyers who have demonstrated to their peers, the bar, bench and public the highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Messerschmidt is a nationally recognized labor and employment lawyer who is listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, the highly regarded legal directory which ranks firms and individual attorneys, as well as Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers. His practice is focused on advising a broad range of public and private sector employers in the fields of health care, forest products, manufacturing, retail, municipal government, transportation and communications.

He advises on hiring and employee retention policies, personnel policies, discipline and termination issues, wage and hour issues, collective bargaining agreements and compliance with employment discrimination and civil rights laws.

Messerschmidt is a former Maine Assistant Attorney General and worked in the Criminal Division. In that position, he served as Chief Counsel to the State Department of Public Safety and also prosecuted white-collar crimes. He is admitted to practice law in Maine and New Hampshire and is a graduate of The University of Maine School of Law and Harvard University. He resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Firm Highlights

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