Nathan McGrath ('10)
Nathan McGrath (LAW, '10) is a staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. ("Foundation"), which is a nonprofit, charitable organization. The Foundation's mission is to eliminate coercive union power and compulsory unionism abuses through strategic litigation, public information, and education programs. Currently practicing constitutional and labor law, McGrath has a national litigation practice representing private and public sector employees before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies.
Through his practice, McGrath has had the opportunity to protect the rights of individuals that are enshrined in the First Amendment. "This is something I am very passionate about. I represent employees around the country who simply want to go to work everyday, provide for their families, and pursue their careers without having to worry about being forced into union membership or to pay for a union's political or ideological activities as a condition of their employment. On a professional level, I enjoy the diverse opportunities that my practice affords me. In particular, I enjoy participating in lawsuits that are on the cutting edge of my practice areas and working with colleagues on cases before numerous courts and agencies throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court." According to McGrath, a specific highlight of his work has been the opportunity to represent employees in Wisconsin in connection with the 2011 Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, more commonly known as "Act 10." The litigation in state and federal courts surrounding Act 10, legislation that contained significant bargaining reforms, has made national headlines and continues to be a hot button topic nationally.
When reflecting on his time at Regent, McGrath remarks, "Regent was instrumental in my preparation for the exacting requirements of the legal profession. My professors required excellence in the classroom and this prepared me for the work product level that courts expect. My Law Review and Trial Advocacy Board membership and experiences further enhanced my writing and litigation abilities. In addition, I have felt comfortable and prepared to handle my legal tasks since graduation due to the wonderful instruction I received and my participation in various extracurricular experiences. Because of its resources and talented instructors, Regent Law served as an excellent spring-board for my current legal career."