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Michael J. Roccaforte focuses his practice on employment litigation. He defends employers against all types of employment claims, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, employment torts, and workers’ compensation claims. Mike also represents employers in non-compete, trade secret, and fiduciary litigation matters.

Mike graduated from Yale Law School in 2016, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Prior to law school, he graduated with the highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013, earning bachelor’s degrees in political science and classical languages. Before joining the firm, Mike served as a law clerk for the Hon. Jerome Holmes of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017—18, and for the Hon. Fernando Olguin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in 2018—19. Prior to clerking for the federal courts, he worked for a litigation boutique firm in Washington, D.C., representing clients in complex antitrust and telecommunications matters.

Areas of Practice


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2016
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A. Political Science and Classical Languages, with highest distinction, 2013

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2019
  • Nebraska, 2019

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