Taylor English Enhances Labor & Employment Practice with the Addition of Labor Partner Michael P. MacHarg
ATLANTA, July 21, 2020 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce its Illinois expansion with the addition of Michael P. MacHarg as a partner in the firm’s labor and employment practice. With more than 20 years of experience, MacHarg advises companies on union avoidance, collective bargaining, contract administration, unfair labor practices, grievance and arbitration, wage and hour issues, and employment discrimination claims.
“Our employment team is one of the largest at a full-service law firm, and we are excited to enhance our labor practice with Michael’s experience,” said Alisa Cleek, co-chair of Taylor English’s Employment practice. “By being admitted to practice in Illinois and California, he boosts our national footprint allowing us to better serve our national clients.”
MacHarg has successfully represented management in dozens of union organizing campaigns and has conducted more than 1000 unfair labor investigations. As a litigator, he has tried unfair labor practices cases, including the defense of employers against federal government efforts seeking injunctive relief. Additionally, he has experience with vacating arbitration awards, complex class action wage and hour matters, pension collection cases, and injunctions against picketing. Mr. MacHarg also litigates cases involving ERISA, the Railway Labor Act, and unfair competition cases. While in-house at an international security company, he worked with CAL-OSHA on industry-specific compliance standards.
Prior to joining Taylor English, MacHarg was a partner with Freeborn & Peters LLP in Chicago, Illinois. MacHarg earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and his law degree from University of Miami School of Law.