Michael Blickman is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Ice Miller and advises public and private sectors in all aspects of employment and labor relations. He focuses his practice on advising for-profit and not-for-profit employers, including hospitals, colleges and universities, and private schools on a wide range of matters, including employment discrimination, union organizing, student and faculty issues, and employment contracts which include non-compete matters.
His practice is extensive and includes federal court litigation, the representation of organizations before federal, state, and local administrative agencies; general employment and labor relations; college/university/private school educational and employment issues (including, Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX investigations and litigation); human resources policies and handbook development; and employment contracts, including non-compete and trade secrets matters. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and the Indiana Super Lawyers list. Michael is Ice Miller's liaison for the Employment Law Alliance
(ELA), a powerful legal resource for clients facing national and international employment issues and a network of labor and employment attorneys in more than 150 countries.
Michael frequently presents seminars on a wide variety of employment law and other subjects. His practice includes training employees and managers in regard to their legal responsibilities, such as anti-harassment training; lawful hiring and termination practices; performance evaluations; workplace violence; and discrimination laws. He has authored several published articles on employment law subjects, including The Employer's Guide to Avoiding Employment Litigation. His comments and articles have appeared in several publications, such as USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, and many daily newspapers across the country. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He is the past chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Michael is also active in several community organizations. He is an officer and a member of the board of trustees of the Indiana Historical Society (the second largest state historical organization in the country) and served as president of that organization for three years. He is a member of the advisory board of directors of Play Ball Indiana, which creates and supports baseball programs for inner-city youth. He is president of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He is a past president and an honorary life board member of Social Health Association, a United Way agency, and a recipient of the American Red Cross Hall of Fame award for an act of bravery that was recognized by the Red Cross.
Michael was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and graduated, with honors, from Miami University, Ohio, in 1975. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1978, he graduated, with honors, from Boston College School of Law. While in law school, he was elected editor-in-chief of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Journal and he also worked for the United Nations in its Office of General Legal Affairs in New York.
Michael joined Ice Miller in 1980. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Indiana and New York.