Corey Swinick advises businesses on labor and employment disputes and both ERISA and non-ERISA life, health, and disability matters. In addition to his experience with public employment investigations, disciplinary hearings, and grievance procedures, Corey has counseled clients on wage and hour, unemployment benefits, and contract issues. Corey also has in-depth knowledge of claims involving Title VII, as well as the:
- Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA);
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and the
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
With experience in all phases of litigation, Corey works with his clients to ensure they are informed throughout the process. He seeks to provide each of them with high-quality representation and takes an individualized, down-to-earth approach to help them achieve their goals.
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Corey practiced with an employment law firm in New Berlin, Wisconsin. While there, he advocated for employees' rights, including handling discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases.
During and following law school, Corey developed a solid foundation of employment law knowledge as a law clerk with an employment firm and also as a legal intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Milwaukee. While he was a student, he was also the president of the Labor & Employment Law Society.
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Young Lawyers Division
Honors & Awards
- Marquette University Law School
- CALI Awards for the Highest Grades in "Employment Discrimination" and "Contract Drafting"
- Dean's List
- Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition
- Best Petitioner's Brief
- Oral Argument Semi-Finalist
- Co-Presenter, "The Labor & Employment Law Year in Review," Hinshaw's 26th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, October 27, 2022
- Co-Presenter, "Restructuring Your Law Practice for the New Normal," CLE Webinar, June 2020
Corey serves as an Editor for Hinshaw's Employment Law Observer blog. His additional publications include:
- Contributor, "Wisconsin's New Aviation-Specific Mechanic's Lien Law," Midwest Flyer Magazine, June/July 2020
- "Wisconsin Employees Entitled to Up to Three Hours Off Work to Vote," LinkedIn, October 26, 2018
- The "Gig" is Up: DOL Proposes Rule That Would Classify More Independent Contractors as Employees
- U.S. Supreme Court Removes Prejudice Requirement From Arbitration Waiver Test
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Latest CDC COVID-19 Guidance Corey J. Swinick, Alexander M. Baggio
- DOL Temporary Rule Clarifies Paid Leave Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act Corey J. Swinick, V. Brette Bensinger
- Federal Court in New York Strikes Down Key Provisions of DOL's FFCRA Final Rule
- "Waiting is Still an Occupation" But Not a Compensable One
- "Ok Boomer"... From Internet Meme to Workplace Age Discrimination
- Electioneering at the Water Cooler: Protections and Pitfalls of Politics in the Workplace
- DOL Opinion Letter Expands Scope of Activities Eligible for Intermittent Family Leave
Employment Law Observer
- January 14, 2022Insights for Employers
- Insights for Employers
- September 15, 2020Insights for Employers
- August 7, 2020Insights for Employers
- CARES Act Provides Massive Financial Relief to Small Businesses and Expands Unemployment Benefits for WorkersApril 1, 2020Insights for Employers
In his free time, Corey enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching hockey and football, collecting vinyl records, playing guitar, and cooking.
J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2017
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin