Biography

MICHAEL D. THOMPSON is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's Newark office.

Mr. Thompson's experience includes:

  • Representing employers before state and federal courts in litigation concerning federal and states discrimination laws, retaliation claims, and other employment matters
  • Litigating wage-and-hour collective actions and other class actions
  • Overseeing the development of comprehensive compliance programs and providing advice on the development and implementation of business policies and practices that foster compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Defending whistleblower and False Claims Act cases, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Counseling clients regarding all aspects of employee relations (including termination, discipline, leaves of absence, reductions in force, wage/hour issues, HIPAA and other privacy requirements, background checks, and drug testing)
  • Providing guidance with respect to union/management relations
  • Developing and delivering management and employee training
  • Advising employers regarding anti-kickback issues and the avoidance of whistleblower claims
  • Representing clients in litigation concerning restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements
  • Mediating disputes to successful and cost-effective resolutions

Mr. Thompson has written a variety of articles on whistleblower issues and unlawful kickbacks in the pharmaceutical industry.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1995)
  • Harvard University (B.A., 1991)

Court Admissions

  • Georgia Federal Courts
  • Georgia State Courts
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • New Jersey Federal Courts

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New Jersey

Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia