Attorney at Law
I have litigated matters for employers and employees under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. I also advise clients with non-compete and trade secret issues. I am affiliated with the Alliance Defending Freedom and provide pro bono service… read more in the areas of family values, religious liberties,
- Contractor Agreement
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Termination
- Employee Termination Consults
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Dispute Consults
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Other Labor & Employment Matter
- Appellate Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Demand Letter
- Settlement Agreement
- Other Lawsuits & Disputes Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"I have been a client of Mr. Michael Cork for several years. I sought his legal advice in 2004 at the start-up of my medical corporation. He served in corporation formation, maintenance, and record-keeping. His knowledge of the medical bylaws and practice guidelines in our state of Indiana warrant high praise in my opinion. I am very grateful for his counsel over the years. He has been a vital part of the success of my medical practice."
"Michael Cork has been a tremendous help to us. He promptly and thoroughly answers all our legal questions. We appreciate his professionalism and intend to use his services for any future legal matters."
Michael J. Cork, Esq.
Jan 2017 - Present
Attorney counseling individual and business clients, with an emphasis on prevention, but litigating in state and federal courts as necessary to protect client interests.
Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn, LLP
Of Counsel - Partner
Dec 2001 - Dec 2016
Partner in Bamberger's Indianapolis office, assisting business clients in all phases of the employment relationship, working with human resources professionals in an environment of increasingly complex federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, and suggesting proactive and reactive measures in protecting and developing one of clients' most critical assets—employees.
Michael J. Cork, P.C.
Mar 1988 - Nov 2001
Concentration in plaintiffs' employment matters, with federal jury trial and federal appellate experience. Briefed and argued matters before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Engaged in commercial litigation before state and federal courts.
Boehringer Mannheim Corporation
Jan 1982 - Oct 1987
Assisted in forming a corporate legal department for a $500MM, 800 employee leader in the production and distribution of health care products. Negotiated and drafted contracts, managed litigation, handled real estate transactions, and addressed regulatory, bankruptcy, employee benefit, and insurance issues.
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Nov 1979 - Dec 1981
Reported to the General Counsel, responsible for drafting a variety of contracts, managing litigation, addressing regulatory issues, and serving as corporate secretary.
Jan 1978 - Oct 1979
Responsible to the General Counsel for a variety of special assignments for this 500 employee operation. Managed the redesign of all package inserts to meet new FDA regulatory requirements. Implemented a multinational program to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.