“You may profit by their experience without paying the price which it cost them.” Experience matters, and Tom’s experience handling matters for employers across all industries helps clients in their efforts to manage risk associated with employees and other personnel.
Tom advises and represents employers through their most complicated human resource issues in every aspect of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis in the health care setting.
Tom provides counseling to employers on the full range of human resource and employment law challenges confronted by employers, including:
- Hiring and firing of employees and other personnel
- Drafting and enforcing non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
- Litigating discrimination, harassment and wage claims
- Drafting employment and severance agreements.
Tom also has experience working with nuanced employment and regulatory issues that are unique to the health care industry, including:
- Misconduct reporting obligations under state and federal law
- Peer review matters
- Fair hearings under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act
- Contracting with employed or independent physicians and other practitioners
- Managing the exit of physicians and other health care providers from organizations.
Tom has been involved in litigation over non-compete agreements and often helps employers update their non-compete provisions to comply with the most recent applicable case law. Tom also trains supervisors and employees on human resource topics such as unlawful harassment, internal investigations, reporting obligations and discipline, including discipline specific to the health care industry.
Admitted To Practice
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Health Lawyers Association
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management
Illinois State Bar Association
Metro Milwaukee Society for Human Resources Management
Society for Human Resource Management
Wisconsin Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration (WisHHRA)
Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin – Past Board President
Emerging Leadership Board at UW Carbone Cancer Center
State Bar of Wisconsin, Director – Labor & Employment Law Section
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Human Resources Committee
AHLA Labor & Employment Practice Group
American Caner Society – Board of Ambassadors
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2005
Master’s Degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005, Education Policy and Leadership Analysis
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001, Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa