Michael T. Garone


Michael Garone is an attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt with over 30 years of experience in traditional labor law, employment law and appellate law, and a special emphasis in arbitration. He has tried over one hundred labor arbitrations and has been involved in all aspects of collective bargaining, advising his clients on grievance issues, contract negotiations and the requirements of state and federal law. He has litigated many cases before the National Labor Relations Board and other federal and state administrative agencies. He also has substantial litigation experience in federal and state courts in both Oregon and Washington at both the trial and appellate levels during which he has been involved in traditional labor issues as well as employment law and other issues. He has defended several class action wage and hour lawsuits in both Oregon and Washington as well as class action arbitrations. Mr. Garone brings a fresh and unique insight to the representation of management in labor and employment issues. mgarone@schwabe.com | 503-796-2401

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the Pacific Northwest’s top law firms, representing individuals and leading companies doing business in the region, across the U.S., and around the globe in a wide range of business and litigation matters. The firm has more than 170 attorneys in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon, and Seattle and Vancouver, Washington. Schwabe attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of the Pacific Northwest’s leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders, to emerging and privately held businesses. The firm is regularly named as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon” by Oregon Business magazine, and as one of “Washington’s Best Workplaces” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Positive employment relations are essential to the overall health of any business. Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt helps employers develop and maintain constructive relationships with their employees. Federal and state laws governing employee relations have increased both in numbers and complexity in recent years, especially in the areas of retaliation, sex and age discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace safety, job security, immigration, business acquisitions, and management/union relations. The firm provides comprehensive employment relations representation to all types of financial, manufacturing, retail, and service businesses.


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