Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Notable Representations

Employment Litigation

  • Helped obtain summary judgment for a large transportation company accused of engaging in race and national origin discrimination.

  • Assisted in successfully obtaining the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that a hotel chain owed a substantial unpaid bonus to an employee.

  • Helped reach a favorable outcome for a large retailer accused of retaliation under Title VII.

  • Helped a large transportation company to reach a favorable outcome in a case accusing it of retaliation under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA).

  • Helped multiple large companies to resolve claims alleging a failure to pay overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Prepared position statements and obtained “no probable cause” findings for companies accused of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

  • Successfully defended employers before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division at both the investigative and administrative appeal stage.

Employment Counseling

  • Informed various companies how to properly conduct reference checks on job applicants, and how to handle incoming reference requests.

  • Conducted exempt status audit for multiple major corporations designed to assess whether certain individuals should be reclassified as non-exempt from overtime (i..e, eligible for overtime).

  • Assisted several companies in developing restrictive covenants for various categories of employees.

  • Counseled various businesses on how to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in challenging situations.

  • Assisted a small employer to smoothly transition misclassified workers from exempt to non-exempt.

  • Helped various companies to conduct employee handbook reviews.

  • Handled day-to-day calls from franchise owners seeking quick assistance in employment matters.

  • Provided counseling to numerous employers on how to handle a potential termination.

  • Helped employer to address severance issues related to a reduction in force.

Commercial Litigation Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment or dismissal of five asbestos lawsuits for a Wisconsin construction company.

  • Second-chaired trial defense of a large mining company accused of multiple Clean Water Act violations, and helped client to secure a successful outcome.

  • Helped to arrange a successful outcome for a company accused of violating its buy-sell agreement.

  • Assisted several clients to resolve claims alleging that they had misappropriated trade secrets and engaged in various other intellectual property violations.

  • Obtained an attorney fee award for a company that discovered that an opposing party had breached a settlement agreement.

Background Screening Matters For Employers

  • Assisted several companies to reach favorable outcomes on claims alleging that they had improperly considered criminal history information and/or credit history information.

  • Prepared background screening consent form for many large and small employers.

  • Prepared credit check consent form to be used by employers in states where new credit laws require specific consent language.

  • Prepared adverse action letters for many large and small employers to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and relevant state laws.

  • Prepared background screening policy for employers.

Background Screening Matters for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs)

  • Assisted several CRAs in developing strong end-user contracts.

  • Helped numerous CRAs to prepare robust vendor contracts.

  • Assisted many CRAs in drafting sample consent forms for end-users.

  • Worked with many CRAs to devise electronic system for background screening consent forms.

  • Assisted numerous CRAs in improving the quality of their dispute processes.

  • Assisted several CRAs in evaluating whether they could disclose certain information to end-users under Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws.

  • Advised many CRAs on compliance priorities.

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2 East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8891
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13845 Bishop’s Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-2840
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2100 AT&T Tower,
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 305-1400
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DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison, Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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