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 meaningful counsel on a range of labor and employment issues. He strives to always be one step ahead in hearings, at the negotiating table and in offering clients practical advice on how to avoid 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 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
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Former 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)
Juris Doctor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Bachelor of English and Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis