Pete Albrecht has more than 30 years of experience counseling employers in their labor and employment law matters. He has a strong foundation in traditional labor law issues, including collective bargaining, arbitration hearings and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
Pete’s labor and employment law practice also is influenced by his experience as a litigator. This background enables Pete to anticipate how matters may play out in litigation so that he can provide his clients with proactive and practical advice on how to avoid costly litigation altogether.
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 labor and employment law for eight years. He previously was with Godfrey & Kahn from 1994 to 2006. 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.
Juris Doctor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Bachelor of English and Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
Adjunct Professor of Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin Law School
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2008 – present)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Mangement, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021 - present)
Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" (Employment Law – Management, 2017-2018; Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2021)
Admitted To PracticeIllinois, Wisconsin
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin