Michael C. Schmidt is the office managing partner vice chair of the firm's New York office where he is a member of Cozen O'Connor and practices in the Labor & Employment Group.
Michael concentrates his practice on representing management in all facets of employment law, such as: (i) defending companies in litigation involving discrimination, harassment, wage and hour (overtime and unpaid compensation), non-competes and trade secrets, and disability and other leave-related issues; (ii) drafting employment agreements, termination/severance agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employee manuals, and individual corporate policies; and (iii) counseling and corporate training on day-to-day issues from hiring through firing. A substantial portion of Mike’s practice is devoted to counseling large and small businesses on how to avoid litigation and minimize potential exposure for claims that are made. He has tried cases and argued appeals in federal and state courts in New York.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Brandeis University in 1990. He earned his J.D., with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993, where he was a notes and comments editor of the Hofstra Law Review.