WARREN E. BULIOX

Partner – Milwaukee

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BIOGRAPHY

Warren E. Buliox has extensive experience representing and counseling small and large businesses (including Fortune 50, 100, and 500 Corporations) on a wide array of issues. His experiences range from providing counsel and representation to companies on civil rights matters to working hands-on with businesses to develop creative and proactive solutions to eliminating or reducing risks.

He has defended or provided counsel on claims involving allegations of race and color discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, arrest and conviction record discrimination, and disparate impact discrimination based on credit history and incarceration rates/statistics. He has also analyzed and provided counsel on countless employment policies and handbooks, trained management level employees on various topics, and analyzed and drafted employment contracts and separation agreements.

Mr. Buliox has tried a dozen jury trials and has handled in excess of 250 hearings. He has also handled numerous motions before administrative agencies and in court, and has obtained summary judgment in every federal case litigated through dispositive motions. His experience includes the successful defense of a multitude of administrative complaints before state and federal agencies and lawsuits filed in federal courts across the country.

He has experience with voir dire, contentious jury selection processes, trial motions, jury instructions, and other related activity. Further, Mr. Buliox has represented and provided counsel to a federally recognized Indian Tribe on various issues, including, but not limited to, sovereign immunity, gaming, constitutional issues, subrogation rights in connection with a self-funded employee health plan, the Indian Civil Rights Act, and the Indian Gaming Regulations Act.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  1. Alumnus of Future Milwaukee
  2. Milwaukee Rep Theater (Board Member)
  3. Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (Board Member)
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  1. Authored, “Check Your Employment At-Will Policy: It May Be Construed as Violating the Law” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2013)
  2. Authored, “NEWSFLASH: Labor Laws Apply to Non-Union Employers” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)
  3. Authored, “You Better Watch Your Weight Around Here, Weight Discrimination in the Workplace” –Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)
  4. Authored,“Be Mindful of What your Employees Do For Recreation: It Could Cost You” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2011)
  5. Authored, “Carefully Draft “Cause” Provisions in Employment Contracts” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2011)
  6. Authored, “The Scope of an EEOC Investigation” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  7. Authored,“When Race-Neutral Nicknames Go Terribly Wrong” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  8. Authored,“Can Your Employee Secretly Record Conversations with Management?” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  9. Authored, “Check Your Employment At-Will Policy: It May Be Construed as Violating the Law” – Wisconsin Law Journal
  10. Authored, “ME Too! Select Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation”, Part I – Wisconsin Law Journal (2009)
  11. Authored, “How A Job Interview Can Go Bad … For An Employer” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2008
  12. Authored, “ADA Litigation after Gross” – DRI’s For the Defense employment law issue (March 2010)
  13. Authored, “How to “Claw Back,” A Cursory Look at Clawback Provisions” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  14. Authored, “To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate, Supreme Court to Weigh in on Accommodations for Pregnant Worker” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  15. Authored, “UPDATE: Transgender Employees in the Workplace” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  16. Authored, “On the Horizon, Recent and Upcoming Supreme Court Activity” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  17. Authored, “To Judge or Not to Judge, Tattoos and Body Art in the Workplace” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2014)
  18. Authored, “No Cake for You, How Denying Fringe Benefits to Employees Can Translate Into an Unfair labor Practice” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2014)
  19. Authored, “The FMLA and Vacation Destinations” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2014)
  20. Authored, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Joint Employer Liability in the Employment Discrimination Context” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2013)
  21. Authored, “Attack of the Smartphone .. and Tablet . . . and Other Mobile Device, A Look at Employment Related Issues with Bring Your own Device Environments” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2013)
  22. Authored, “Roberta’s Back, Transgenderism in the Workplace Revisited” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2012)
  23. Authored, “Can Your Employee Secretly Record Conversations with Management?”, National Bar Association’s newsletter, Commercial Law Connection (Fall 2010)
  24. Authored, “Illegal Employment Discrimination of the Basis of Credit History” (2009)
  25. Authored, “Can They Really Ask For All That? The Scope of an EEOC Investigation” (2009)
  26. Authored, “Can I Talk About The Time When He …? Select Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation, Part II” (2009)
    Authored, “When Your Star Employee Is a Criminal – A Look at Wisconsin’s Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination Law” (2009)
  27. Authored, “What About Roberta – Transgenderism in the Workplace” (2008)
  28. Authored, “Congress On The Verge Of Expanding Protections For Disabled Employees” (2008)
  29. Authored, “Can Another Company Really Sue You For Race Discrimination?” (2008)
  30. Authored, “OOPS …. DID I ASK THAT? A Look at Illegal Interviewing Practices” (2008)
  31. Co-Presenter, “The New Age of Protected Activity” – Association of Corporate Counsel (2015)
  32. Speaker, “A Closer Look at the Trends of Title VII and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act” – Milwaukee Bar Association (2014)
  33. Speaker, “Knowing is Half the Battle, An Overview of Select Employment Laws” (2011)
  34. Speaker, “From EEO to Effective Diversity Management” – State Bar of Wisconsin, Diversity Counsel Program (2010)
  35. Speaker, “Arrest and Conviction Records in Wisconsin” (2009)
  36. Speaker, “Interviewing From a Legal Perspective” 2007

CONTACT

735 N. Water Street, Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
P: (414) 436-0353  /  F: (414) 436-0354

PRACTICE AREAS

  1. Labor & Employment
  2. Litigation

EDUCATION

  1. Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., Dean’s List, Order of Barrister Honors
  2. Alabama State University, B.A., English, magna cum laude

ADMISSIONS

  1. Wisconsin
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  1. State Bar of Wisconsin
  2. Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers

HONORS

  1. “Annual Midwest Region Hot List”, Lawyers of Color (2014)
  2. “40 Under 40 Awards”, Milwaukee Business Journal (2014)
  3. Wisconsin Rising Star℠, Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2013-2015)
  4. “Up and Coming Lawyer”, Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)

LATEST POSTS

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BIOGRAPHY

Warren E. Buliox has extensive experience representing and counseling small and large businesses (including Fortune 50, 100, and 500 Corporations) on a wide array of issues. His experiences range from providing counsel and representation to companies on civil rights matters to working hands-on with businesses to develop creative and proactive solutions to eliminating or reducing risks.

He has defended or provided counsel on claims involving allegations of race and color discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, arrest and conviction record discrimination, and disparate impact discrimination based on credit history and incarceration rates/statistics. He has also analyzed and provided counsel on countless employment policies and handbooks, trained management level employees on various topics, and analyzed and drafted employment contracts and separation agreements.

Mr. Buliox has tried a dozen jury trials and has handled in excess of 250 hearings. He has also handled numerous motions before administrative agencies and in court, and has obtained summary judgment in every federal case litigated through dispositive motions. His experience includes the successful defense of a multitude of administrative complaints before state and federal agencies and lawsuits filed in federal courts across the country.

He has experience with voir dire, contentious jury selection processes, trial motions, jury instructions, and other related activity. Further, Mr. Buliox has represented and provided counsel to a federally recognized Indian Tribe on various issues, including, but not limited to, sovereign immunity, gaming, constitutional issues, subrogation rights in connection with a self-funded employee health plan, the Indian Civil Rights Act, and the Indian Gaming Regulations Act.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  1. Alumnus of Future Milwaukee
  2. Milwaukee Rep Theater (Board Member)
  3. Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (Board Member)
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  1. Authored, “Check Your Employment At-Will Policy: It May Be Construed as Violating the Law” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2013)
  2. Authored, “NEWSFLASH: Labor Laws Apply to Non-Union Employers” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)
  3. Authored, “You Better Watch Your Weight Around Here, Weight Discrimination in the Workplace” –Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)
  4. Authored,“Be Mindful of What your Employees Do For Recreation: It Could Cost You” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2011)
  5. Authored, “Carefully Draft “Cause” Provisions in Employment Contracts” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2011)
  6. Authored, “The Scope of an EEOC Investigation” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  7. Authored,“When Race-Neutral Nicknames Go Terribly Wrong” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  8. Authored,“Can Your Employee Secretly Record Conversations with Management?” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2010)
  9. Authored, “Check Your Employment At-Will Policy: It May Be Construed as Violating the Law” – Wisconsin Law Journal
  10. Authored, “ME Too! Select Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation”, Part I – Wisconsin Law Journal (2009)
  11. Authored, “How A Job Interview Can Go Bad … For An Employer” – Wisconsin Law Journal (2008
  12. Authored, “ADA Litigation after Gross” – DRI’s For the Defense employment law issue (March 2010)
  13. Authored, “How to “Claw Back,” A Cursory Look at Clawback Provisions” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  14. Authored, “To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate, Supreme Court to Weigh in on Accommodations for Pregnant Worker” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  15. Authored, “UPDATE: Transgender Employees in the Workplace” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  16. Authored, “On the Horizon, Recent and Upcoming Supreme Court Activity” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2015)
  17. Authored, “To Judge or Not to Judge, Tattoos and Body Art in the Workplace” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2014)
  18. Authored, “No Cake for You, How Denying Fringe Benefits to Employees Can Translate Into an Unfair labor Practice” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2014)
  19. Authored, “The FMLA and Vacation Destinations” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2014)
  20. Authored, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Joint Employer Liability in the Employment Discrimination Context” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2013)
  21. Authored, “Attack of the Smartphone .. and Tablet . . . and Other Mobile Device, A Look at Employment Related Issues with Bring Your own Device Environments” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2013)
  22. Authored, “Roberta’s Back, Transgenderism in the Workplace Revisited” – GSH 60 Second Memo® (2012)
  23. Authored, “Can Your Employee Secretly Record Conversations with Management?”, National Bar Association’s newsletter, Commercial Law Connection (Fall 2010)
  24. Authored, “Illegal Employment Discrimination of the Basis of Credit History” (2009)
  25. Authored, “Can They Really Ask For All That? The Scope of an EEOC Investigation” (2009)
  26. Authored, “Can I Talk About The Time When He …? Select Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation, Part II” (2009)
    Authored, “When Your Star Employee Is a Criminal – A Look at Wisconsin’s Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination Law” (2009)
  27. Authored, “What About Roberta – Transgenderism in the Workplace” (2008)
  28. Authored, “Congress On The Verge Of Expanding Protections For Disabled Employees” (2008)
  29. Authored, “Can Another Company Really Sue You For Race Discrimination?” (2008)
  30. Authored, “OOPS …. DID I ASK THAT? A Look at Illegal Interviewing Practices” (2008)
  31. Co-Presenter, “The New Age of Protected Activity” – Association of Corporate Counsel (2015)
  32. Speaker, “A Closer Look at the Trends of Title VII and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act” – Milwaukee Bar Association (2014)
  33. Speaker, “Knowing is Half the Battle, An Overview of Select Employment Laws” (2011)
  34. Speaker, “From EEO to Effective Diversity Management” – State Bar of Wisconsin, Diversity Counsel Program (2010)
  35. Speaker, “Arrest and Conviction Records in Wisconsin” (2009)
  36. Speaker, “Interviewing From a Legal Perspective” 2007

PRACTICE AREAS

  1. Labor & Employment
  2. Litigation

EDUCATION

  1. Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., Dean’s List, Order of Barrister Honors
  2. Alabama State University, B.A., English, magna cum laude

ADMISSIONS

  1. Wisconsin
  2. U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  1. State Bar of Wisconsin
  2. Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers

HONORS

  1. “Annual Midwest Region Hot List”, Lawyers of Color (2014)
  2. “40 Under 40 Awards”, Milwaukee Business Journal (2014)
  3. Wisconsin Rising Star℠, Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2013-2015)
  4. “Up and Coming Lawyer”, Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT

735 N. Water Street, Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
P: (414) 436-0353
F: (414) 436-0354

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