Freimann, Michael A.

Assistant General Counsel, DaVita, Inc.
Corporate Counsel, Level 3 Communications, LLC
United States Air Force

A senior employment and litigation attorney, Michael Freimann has more than 20 years of experience. When advising clients, Michael draws on his unique background, which includes a decade of in-house experience, an extensive trial and litigation record, expertise as a traditional labor law attorney and numerous years as a military attorney. Michael continues to serve his country as an officer in the United States Air Force.

As a former assistant general counsel for a Fortune 200 company with more than 70,000 employees and multiple subsidiaries, Michael understands and appreciates both the legal and business needs of his clients. He advises his clients on a full spectrum of employment and commercial disputes. Michael draws on his in-house experience to strategize with his clients and create favorable solutions and outcomes. However, if litigation becomes necessary, few attorneys can match his courtroom experience and success.

Additionally, Michael handles all types of traditional labor issues. This entails union organizational issues, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) advice and litigation, unfair labor practice charges, management and supervisory training, collective bargaining, grievance administration and labor arbitration.

Currently, Michael is the staff judge advocate for the Colorado Air National Guard and holds the rank of colonel. In this role, he acts as the general counsel for commanders and first sergeants providing advice and guidance on a wide range of military legal issues. 

Previous Experience

Assistant General Counsel, DaVita, Inc.
Corporate Counsel, Level 3 Communications, LLC
United States Air Force

Representative Matters
  • Provide daily employment advice to multiple clients to include employee relations issues, policies, recruiting and training.

  • Served as local counsel for multiple matters including claims of wrongful termination and violations of the FMLA.

  • Provide guidance to food manufacturer regarding traditional labor matters.

  • Representing home owners in dispute with landowners and local municipality.

  • Served as national employment counsel for staffing company and successfully defended multiple litigation matters and charges of discrimination.

  • Obtained protective order for mapping company from former, disgruntled employee.

  • Successfully defended marijuana company in claim of wrongful termination.

  • Representing hotel/casino in class and collective action alleging FLSA violations.

  • Representing hotel/casino in claim of wrongful termination.

  • Successfully defended client in TRO hearing during which plaintiff tried to enforce a non-compete agreement.

  • Successfully represented multiple clients on OSHA matters.

  • Obtained favorable outcome for client in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty claims and violation of restrictive covenants.

  • Successfully represented hotel/casino in multi-plaintiff litigation in which plaintiffs alleged unsafe working conditions and wrongful termination(s).

  • Successfully represented staffing agency in litigation matter against former employee for breach of contract and fiduciary duties.

  • Obtained immediate voluntary dismissal for telecommunications company in litigation matter after discovery of executed severance agreement.

  • Represented start-up company in 3 week arbitration before a panel of 3 arbitrators alleging claims to include breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Counsel to MGM Resorts in its $825 million sale of the Circus Circus Hotel Casino and Festival Grounds to an affiliate of businessman Phil Ruffin.

  • Achieved favorable outcome in labor arbitration involving the teacher's union.

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Community

Member, Colorado Air National Guard

USO Denver Advisory Council

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1999, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., 1996, Lafayette College
Admissions
  • Colorado