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Tony H. McGrath

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 608-807-5274
F 608-260-0058


Tony H. McGrath is a Principal in the Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the Office Litigation Manager.

His practice focuses on representing employers in litigation, including defending class and collective actions.

Employers rarely want to go to court. When they must do so, however, Mr. McGrath aggressively defends their interests while proactively managing the case to provide creative strategies and options for attaining the employer’s goals. 

A significant portion of Mr. McGrath’s practice is focused on defending complex class and collective actions, including nationwide cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. McGrath has represented employers in class and collective actions in Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin, among other venues. He has helped employers streamline litigation by consolidating duplicative cases, minimize exposure by successfully opposing conditional and final class certification, obtain favorable resolutions by negotiating complex settlement agreements, and win cases on summary judgment.

Mr. McGrath also regularly handles single plaintiff and multi-party litigation under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as state non-discrimination and anti-harassment laws. He has extensive experience handling cases in the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and other governmental agencies. In addition, Mr. McGrath frequently litigates cases involving non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. McGrath was a partner at a national labor and employment law firm.

Honors and Recognitions

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • City of Fitchburg, Plan Commission

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August 28, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Expands in Wisconsin, Opens 57th Office with Former Constangy Brooks Attorneys

August 28, 2015

MADISON, WI (August 28, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, expands its presence in Wisconsin with a new Madison office on August 27. Six attorneys formerly with the Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete law firm will establish Jackson Lewis’ second Wisconsin office. The... Read More

August 28, 2015
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business

Vincent Cino and Mark Tilkens Discuss Jackson Lewis' New Madison, WI Office

August 28, 2015

Vincent Cino and Mark Tilkens discuss Jackson Lewis' new Madison, WI office in Bloomberg BNA's "As Consolidation Continues, Jackson Lewis Adds Six in Madison." Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

November 2, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Minimum wage traps Prevention pointer The legislation (Not) Only in California Regulatory roundup Class action trends—the top ten... Read More

July 12, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2017

July 12, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Wage and hour claims: the class and collective behemoth The legislation Prevention pointer Only in California Regulatory roundup Read More

May 3, 2017

Bill Allowing Private Employers to Offer Comp Time Approved by House, Heads to Senate

May 3, 2017

Private-sector employers soon may be able to grant compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay to employees. On May 3, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180, S. 801) by a vote of 229 to 117. The Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to grant... Read More

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