On July 14, 2010, the Daily Journal published the results of its annual report on the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers and featured Employment Practice Chair Michael Bruno as one of a select group of 50 attorneys in the state of California. As the publication noted, "California continues to build on its reputation as one of the nation's most employee-friendly states. As a result, some of the nation's most sophisticated employment lawyers are based here. In this issue, we highlight the very top practitioners in the field, and the cutting-edge cases they are handling."
The article mentions two of Mike's recent successful jury trials.
"After a years-long battle, a civil rights case Bruno won on behalf of UC Berkeley was finally put to rest in 2009 after the plaintiff made two unsuccessful attempts to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, which went to trial in 2008, involved a student at Berkeley School of Law who sued the university and two of its deans alleging they discriminated against him because of a disability. Bruno was able to prove that quite the opposite was true – the university went above and beyond their duties to accommodate the student's disabilities including paying $150,000 to create hard bound texts with large print."
"Bruno successfully defended the Regents of the University of California against a federal discrimination lawsuit that was heard in U.S. District Court in February and March. The suit was filed by a former groundskeeper, who claimed she was fired because of a previous lawsuit against her employer and supervisor. Bruno was able to show the woman was let go after employees complained about her caustic personality and confrontations she had with them."