Carmen N. Couden

Carmen N. Couden is senior counsel and a litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP and is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice and Automotive Industry Team. Ms. Couden represents and counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including but not limited to, compliance with complex statutory and regulatory requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Executive Order 11246 and other affirmative action laws and regulations; union grievances, National Labor Relations Board charges, and labor arbitrations; employment litigation before federal, state, and local courts and administrative agencies; reductions in force; and various matters related to employee recruitment, hiring, performance, discipline, and discharge. Ms. Couden also provides clients with practical guidance and proactive counseling regarding best practices designed to help employers avoid labor and employment disputes and comply with the law.

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Areas of Practice 1) ADA & FMLA Compliance, 2) Discrimination, 3) Harassment & Retaliation, 4) Labor & Employment, 5) Labor & Employment Class Actions, 6) Reductions-in-Force and 7) Union/Employer Matters
Law School the University of Iowa College of Law
Admitted Year 1996
Education the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (B.S)
Bar Member / Association the state of Wisconsin
Most recent firm Foley &Lardner LLP
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