Arnstein & Lehr opens Milwaukee office, welcomes Charles Pautsch, Lisa Baiocchi, and Jesse Dill

Arnstein & Lehr is pleased to announce the opening of its Milwaukee office with the addition of partner Charles W. Pautsch, and associates Lisa Baiocchi and Jesse Dill to the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. All three attorneys join Arnstein & Lehr from the law firm of Jackson Lewis LLP. The expansion of this practice complements the recent addition of labor and employment partner Lori Adelson in Fort Lauderdale in December from the law firm of Ruden McClosky.

“The growth of this practice greatly strengthens our ability to serve clients with labor and employment needs throughout all of Arnstein & Lehr’s markets,” said Ray Werner, managing partner of Arnstein & Lehr, a Chicago-based law firm. “Building upon the success of our labor and employment practice, the Milwaukee office marks the latest milestone in the firm’s commitment to expansion in response to client needs.”

Pautsch will serve as managing partner of Arnstein & Lehr’s Milwaukee office but will also maintain a Chicago office to strengthen the employment services for the firm’s clients in Chicago. He is the former managing partner of Jackson Lewis’ Milwaukee office and brings more than 34 years of labor and employment experience to Arnstein & Lehr.

“We are excited to join such a storied law firm as Arnstein & Lehr,” said Pautsch, who is licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Illinois. “I believe our depth and breadth of knowledge will certainly be an asset to the firm’s clients and reinforce the firm’s already strong practice in this area.”

Arnstein & Lehr’s Milwaukee office will be located in the Renaissance on Water building, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, in the city’s arts and fashion district, at 309 North Water Street, Suite 210.

The firm has developed a strong working relationship with the Milwaukee firm of Hodan, Doster & Ganzer SC and will continue its of counsel relationship with the Ganzer firm.

About the attorneys:

Charles W. Pautsch has concentrated his practice in labor and employment law for more than 34 years. His extensive experience includes litigating cases in federal and state courts and various federal and state administrative agencies, most particularly the National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Human Rights Commission and Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. He has served as lead counsel in more than 150 cases in federal courts alone, representing business clients in 20 federal districts in 13 states. Pautsch successfully handled Rule 23 class actions under Title VII, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and collective class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). He is a graduate of North Central College and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Lisa A. Baiocchi concentrates her practice on labor and employment litigation in both state and federal court, and she represents clients in matters before administrative agencies. She received her J.D. from Marquette Law School, where she served as president of the Labor and Employment Law Society. Baiocchi is the founder and was president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at Marquette. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jesse R. Dill represents management in a variety of labor and employment law matters before state and federal courts. While in law school, he worked as a law clerk in the litigation department of Emerson Electric Company and as a legal intern for the Honorable Lynn Adelman of the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was published by the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, where he also served as comments editor. Dill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University Law School.

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