Michael Lauderdale’s practice involves civil litigation focusing on the representation of employers and management in all phases of litigation before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies and arbitration panels. He has represented management in a variety of matters involving employment discrimination litigation, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He has also handled litigation matters involving the enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, arbitration, breach of employment contracts, handbook and personnel policy violations, wage and hour disputes, and other issues arising out of the employer/employee relationships.
His work has earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (employment law – management; health care law; labor law – management; labor and employment litigation), Oklahoma Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, where he was noted for his “intelligent, aggressive and results-oriented style.”
Michael currently serves on McAfee & Taft’s board of directors and as co-leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, one of the largest of its kind in the region. From 2002–2005, he also served as an administrative law judge for the Oklahoma Department of Labor.