Michael J. Nader Esq.

Ogletree Deakins
Nader, Michael J.

Michael J. Nader is a shareholder in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins, representing employers in employment-related litigation in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies.  He focuses his practice on wage and hour class action litigation, and on defending wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. 


Mr. Nader regularly provides practical legal advice for employers on how to best achieve their business goals while managing risk under California’s employment laws.  His counsel covers the full range of workplace issues, including wage and hour compliance, harassment prevention, performance management, disability accommodations and the interactive process, managing leaves of absence, adopting compliant policies and practices, and protecting trade secrets. Mr. Nader is also an engaging speaker who has trained thousands of managers, supervisors, and employees on how to maintain a respectful workplace that is free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, abusive conduct and bullying.


For several years, Mr. Nader served as in-house employment counsel for an industry leading CPG company in California where he provided strategic advice that enabled the company to meet its business objectives, manage risk, and maintain a respectful culture.  He managed the company’s performance discipline and termination decisions, advised on the full range of employment law issues, trained the workforce on harassment prevention, and obtained several “no cause” findings on EEOC and DFEH charges.


Mr. Nader earned his J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School and an LL.M, magna cum laude, from the Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights.