Michael Gray leads the Labor & Employment Practice in Jones Day's Chicago Office. He practice focuses on representing corporate clients with complex labor and employment litigation, including class action and multiplaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, state law overtime class actions, FLSA collective actions, and trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters. He has represented employers throughout the United States in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appellate courts in matters arising under federal and state employment laws. Michael also advises clients on preventive measures, including reviewing employment policies, counseling on disciplinary actions and investigations, negotiating severance and release agreements for executive terminations, and conducting employment practices reviews. Consistently recognized by Chambers USA, Illinois Super Lawyers, PLC's Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook, and Legal 500, where clients praise his attentiveness to business and legal matters in helping them effectively combat legal issues worldwide. He has been recognized the past three years as one of the Top 100 Employment Lawyers in the US by Human Resources Executive Magazine. Michael works with a number of Chicago community organizations and contributes pro bono legal services, including Lambs Farm, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Anixter Center.