Full Name
Michael Schmidt
Job Title
Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department
Cozen O'Connor

Mike is the vice chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, and the office managing partner of the New York office. For more than 25 years, Mike has assisted businesses and their management teams throughout the United States accomplish their goals through litigation, negotiation, and day-to-day counseling.

Mike is a trial lawyer who represents employers in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before government agencies on issues including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour, including class and collective actions; FMLA, ADA, and other federal, state, and local leave obligations; breach of contract; whistleblowing, including SOX and other laws; restrictive covenants, non-competes, and non-solicits; social media use; WARN; Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other COVID-19 legislation; and other employment law matters.

Michael Schmidt