Rebecca Salawdeh

 

Professional Background

Salawdeh Law Office, LLC (2007 to present)
Solo Practice Attorney (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)
Practice area: Representation of employees in employment disputes.
Successfully represent employees in federal court, federal employees before the EEOC, and complainants in state administrative hearings
Urban & Taylor s.c. (2000 to 2007)
Attorney (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Practice area: Representation of employees in employment disputes.
Successfully represented employees in federal court, federal employees before the EEOC, and complainants in state administrative hearings.
Co-authored amicus brief in Crystal Lake Cheese Factory v. LIRC, 2003 WI 106, 264 Wis. 2d 200, 225, 664 N.W.2d 651.
First, Blondis, Albrecht, Bangert & Novotnak, s.c. (1996 to 2000)
Attorney (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Practice area: Representation of employees in employment disputes.
Successfully represented employees in federal court, federal employees before the EEOC, and complainants in state administrative hearings.

Education

University of Wisconsin – Madison
J.D. and Master of Science - Industrial Relations 1996
Master’s Thesis: Federal Government Answers to Difficult Problems: How Have the Three Branches of Government Responded to the Glass Ceiling
Law School Dean’s List;
Vilas Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin – Madison 1992-1993;
Women’s Law Journal, Submissions Editor
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bachelor of Business Administration 1991
Human Resources Management/German Literature Majors
International Business Specialization and Certificate
Bachelor of Business Administration Awarded with Distinction;
National Merit Scholar;
Dean’s List.
Friedrich Wilhelm Universitaet in Bonn, Germany (1988 to 1989)
German Language and Literature

Bar Admission

State of Wisconsin Supreme Court 1996
U.S. Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin 1996
Seventh Circuit 2004

Memberships

National Employment Lawyers Association (1996 to present)
Executive Board Member (2005 to present)
Executive Secretary (2007 to 2010)
Joint Fundraising Committee Chair (2010 to present)
Title VII/National Origin Committee Co-Chair (2005 to 2010)
Membership Committee (2004 to present)
Convention Committee (2006 and 2007)
Convention Committee Co-Chair (2007)
ADA Restoration Task Force (2007 to 2010)
Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law and Public Policy (2008 to present)
Executive Board Member (2008 to present)
Executive Secretary (2008 to present)
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association (1996 to present)
WELA Co-Chair 1996-1998
State Bar of Wisconsin (1996 to present)
Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Board Member (2006 to present)
Chair Elect (2008-2009)
Chair (2009-2010)
Immediate Past Chair (2010 to 2011)
Chair of the Legislative Committee (2010 to Present)
Labor and Employment Section Board Member (2000 to 2003)
Unemployment Compensation Appeals Clinic (2000 to present)
Board of Directors (2000 to present)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Board Member (2000 – 2001)
Legal Redress Committee (2000 to present)
Wisconsin ACLU
Volunteer Attorney (2002 to present)

Presentations

“Direct and Cross Examinations,” 11th Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference, 2012.

“Going Solo,” National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2011.

“The Strategy & Tactics of Client Counseling and Mediation,” 6th Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference, 2007.

“Exploring & Identifying Patterns of Stereotyping: National Origin and Religious Stereotypes,” National Employment Lawyers Association Fall 2006 Conference, Beyond Stereotypes.

“Recent Developments in Religious Discrimination Law,” National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2006.

“Overview of Discrimination Claims under the WFEA,” presentation to the Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association, 2006

“Dealing with the Business Side of Employment Law,” 4th Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference, 2005

“Rights for Persons with Disabilities: the WFEA, the ADA, and the FMLA,” presentation to the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses, 2004