Brenna M. Wildt, Associate

Biography

Brenna Wildt provides advice and counsel to employers and human resources professionals across a wide range of industries with issues involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state and local fair employment and anti-discrimination issues. She represents clients in cases in federal court, and in claims and investigations before the EEOC, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and other federal and state agencies. Brenna also prepares and negotiates employment contracts and agreements, creates or reviews internal policies and procedures, and assists with internal investigations.

Additionally, Brenna works with higher education institutions to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws--including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act--and develop and implement preventative strategies.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brenna has been a trusted advisor for clients navigating the impacts of COVID-19 on their business operations and employees. She has provided guidance on remote workforce policies, procedures and training; employee safety; reductions in force, furloughs and layoffs; family and medical leave due to coronavirus or childcare interruptions; ADA accommodations; and return to work issues, including temperature testing, social distancing in the workplace and vaccination policies.

Brenna is a frequent author on timely labor and employment and higher education issues and provides training on topics of interest to management and employees.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
    • Marquette Law Review, Technology Editor
    • CALI Awards: Healthcare Fraud and Abuse; Perspectives on the Right to Vote
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
    • Marquette Law School Pro Bono Honors Society
  • Saint Louis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • Major: English, Minor: Spanish
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, member
  • Elmbrook Humane Society, board of directors, 2020-present
  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics, volunteer
  • Children's Hospital Guardianship Pro Bono Clinic, volunteer

Languages

  • Spanish