Michael J. Lehet is an associate in the Chicago office of Littler Mendelson, PC, the largest US-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law.
Mr. Lehet represents and advises government and private-sector employers regarding a broad range of employment law matters, including alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage-and-hour class and collective actions, and immigration-related employment practices.
He regularly counsels employers regarding all aspects of immigration-related employment practices, including employment eligibility verifications, Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations, incidents of identity fraud and theft, and E-Verify and Form I-9 audits.
Mr. Lehet frequently speaks before trade groups and human resources associations on these legal issues.
In addition, he trains management-level employees on federal and state equal employment opportunity best practices and has served as outside counsel responsible for investigations of employee complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Mr. Lehet began his legal career in Littler’s Phoenix office in 2006 and joined the Chicago office in 2011.
While in law school, he externed for the Hon. John R. Tunheim, U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Mr. Lehet was also a managing editor of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology and a member of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Moot Court.
He received his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Lehet is admitted to practice in Arizona and Illinois.