Chicago, IL (March 18, 2019) – Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Michael S. Ferrell, an experienced labor and employment lawyer who provides businesses with counseling on a variety of workforce management matters, has joined its Chicago office as a Member of the Firm. Mr. Ferrell comes to EBG from Jones Day.

Mr. Ferrell represents employers before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and private arbitrators, in employment discrimination claims, wage-hour claims, employment contract disputes, the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and matters involving the National Labor Relations Act. His practice extends nationwide and includes employers in the manufacturing, retail, health care, financial services, petroleum refining, and transportation industries.

“Mike has been a strong advocate for a number of well-known companies and brands and an asset to them as they work to prevent risk and achieve their business goals,” said David W. Garland, Chair of EBG’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. “Mike is the latest addition to our growing Chicago office, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our thriving practice.”

“Epstein Becker Green has a terrific reputation in the labor and employment space, and I am excited about joining such a strong team,” said Mr. Ferrell. “I look forward to continuing to serve my clients at a firm that works diligently to understand the challenges that employers are facing and creates solutions to help address those challenges.” 

Mr. Ferrell also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements for nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area, represented veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and represented asylum applicants in immigration court and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Ferrell is the latest addition who has joined EBG from an AmLaw 100 firm. Other recent hires have joined from firms such as Proskauer, Sidley Austin, Littler (James Oh who joined EBG’s Chicago office in January), and Venable, as well as the federal government and in-house positions.

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies.  Operating in locations throughout the United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence.  For more information, visit

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