Meg Kurlinski is a shareholder and chair of Godfrey & Kahn's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Meg assists clients with a variety of labor and employment matters, including the management of day-to-day employment matters, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements, administering family and medical leave laws, advising on federal and state discrimination claims, conducting unlawful harassment investigations and drafting affirmative action plans.
Meg also counsels clients regarding the employment and labor matters that are related to business sales, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate restructuring, including employment and labor due diligence, employee selection and retention, employment agreements, and reduction-in-force issues. In addition, Meg counsels employers on international employment and business issues.
Meg regularly conducts workshops and seminars on employment law topics for clients and other employment law professionals.
Meg received her law degree from Washington University School of Law with honors. While at Washington University, Meg was a staff editor for Washington University Global Studies Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, cum laude, from Truman State University.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2005
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association
Association for Women Lawyers
Milwaukee Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management
State Bar of Wisconsin
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Women's Leadership Forum – Steering Committee Member
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Professional Development Committee
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Emerging Leaders – Board Member
Milwaukee Women Inc. – Steering Committee Member
UW-Milwaukee Women Leaders Conference (WLC) Advisory Committee
Recognized by Chambers USA (Labor & Employment, 2018)
Listed in Best Lawyers (Employment Law, Management, 2021 - present)
Juris Doctor, Washington University School of Law, 2005, with honors
Bachelor of Arts, Truman State University, cum laude, Philosophy