Michael Thompson



Michael D. Thompson is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice.

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
  • 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
  • Representing clients in litigation concerning restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • COVID-19: Labor & Employment
  • COVID-19 Response Resource Center


New Jersey


New York


University of Notre Dame Law School

Juris Doctor, 1995

Harvard University

Bachelor of Arts, 1991