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Peter L. Albrecht

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Pete Albrecht has more than 30 years of experience representing small and large employers in their labor and employment legal needs. He has a strong foundation in traditional labor issues, including collective bargaining, arbitration hearings and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The foundation of Pete’s labor and employment law practice stems from his experience as a litigator. He has a depth of experience with employment litigation, from depositions and summary judgment motions to contested hearings. This background enables Pete to provide his clients with proactive and practical advice on a broad range of labor and employment issues. 

Pete literally wrote the book on Wisconsin employment law, having co-authored, “Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin,” a State Bar of Wisconsin publication.

Pete began his legal career in Chicago where he practiced employment law for eight years. He practiced with Godfrey & Kahn from 1994 to 2006, where he continued to focus on traditional labor and employment law. Prior to his return to Godfrey & Kahn in 2020, Pete had his own boutique labor and employment practice, Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. 

Admitted To Practice

Illinois - 1986

Wisconsin - 1994

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


Adjunct Professor of Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin Law School


Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2008 – present)

Listed in Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Employment Law - Management, 2017-2018)

Blog Posts

Do you need to WARN your employees?May 27, 2020All In A Day's Work | Blog


Juris Doctor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Bachelor of English and Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis

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