About Brenna

Comprehensive labor and employment counsel across industries

Brenna Wildt advises employers and human resources professionals across a wide range of industries on an array of labor and employment issues. Her counsel covers Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal, state and local fair employment and anti-discrimination issues.

Brenna represents clients in cases in federal and state court and in claims and investigations before the EEOC, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and other federal and state agencies. In addition, she represents companies with respect to website accessibility issues and wage and hour matters. She also:

  • Creates and reviews internal policies and procedures, including leave of absence policies.
  • Assists with internal investigations.
  • Prepares and negotiates employment contracts and agreements.
  • Counsels on various personnel matters.

Experience in Action

  • Serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complaints of discrimination and other employment law violations. Brenna ably and swiftly responds to such complaints by providing time-sensitive litigation support and counseling on how best to respond.
  • Works with higher education institutions to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and develops and implements preventative strategies.
  • Advises clients on navigating the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on their business operations and employees. Brenna has provided guidance on remote workforce policies, employee safety, reductions in force and layoffs, leave, accommodations and return-to-work issues.

Professional & 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, co-coordinator and volunteer
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, member

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