University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1994, Cum Laude

University of Denver, B.S.B.A., 1991, Summa Cum Laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
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Michael J. Moberg
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Mike Moberg is a member of the Employment, Benefits and Labor Section practicing principally in the areas of:

  • Labor law
  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling

Mike has significant experience representing employers in labor and employment law and regularly represents employers in all aspects of traditional labor law. He assists employers facing union organizing attempts and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board and federal courts in labor matters, negotiates collective bargaining agreements for employers and provides guidance on labor negotiations strategy, and represents and defends employers in labor arbitrations.

In the employment area, Mike’s experience ranges from advising clients how to minimize their legal exposure to avoid formal charges and lawsuits, including providing training to supervisors and managers, to defending clients who are facing charges from state and federal agencies or who have been sued in state and federal courts. Mike has successfully litigated and defended claims involving many forms of discrimination (including race, age, sex, national origin, disability and sexual harassment), retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower, employment contract, Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and non-compete issues.

He is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law matters, and has been a guest lecturer in both the undergraduate and graduate business schools at the University of St. Thomas. He also is a regular contributing editor to the authoritative labor law treatise, The Developing Labor Law, published by the American Bar Association.

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Labor Attorney in the United States, Labor Relations Institute


  • Provided advice to large upper Midwest manufacturing business on acquisition of unionized business
  • Provided advice to large health care Midwest health care institution on strike planning and related issues
  • Provided advice to medium sized manufacturer on strike planning and related issues
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 company in multiple discharge and contract interpretation labor arbitrations

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section

Ramsey County Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section

  • Labor and Employment Law Specialist

South Carolina Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section

North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section

Bureau of National Affairs, Continuing Editor, Developing Labor Law

Pro Bono

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services


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Mike contributes to Minnesota Employer, Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits and Labor blog intended to provide practical employment law information concerning federal and state employment laws for Minnesota employers. Posts discuss employment issues, litigation, legislation and other matters that have an impact on employers.