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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robert A. Boonin, a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters, will be a featured speaker during Michigan HR Day on June 13, 2012 in Lansing. The title of Mr. Boonin’s presentation is: “Capitol Hills’ Updates: What’s Pending in DC and Lansing on the Employment Law Front?”
Michigan HR Day evolved as an opportunity to connect HR professionals in Michigan and create a forum to exchange information, ideas and experiences.
“This program attracts nearly 1,000 HR professionals from across the state, ” said Mr. Boonin. “The strong content appears to account for its popularity.”
Based in Butzel Long's Ann Arbor office, Mr. Boonin's law practice is largely concentrated in the areas of labor, employment discrimination and education law. He has represented public and private sector clients across the country, in more than 30 jurisdictions, in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour, tenure proceedings and other employment-related lawsuits and claims, as well as in labor grievance arbitrations, labor negotiations, unfair labor practices and representational proceedings and labor strikes. He also has served as a chapter editor for two highly regarded legal treatises, Employment Discrimination Law and The Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mr. Boonin is active in national and state bar association sections in labor and employment law and public contract law. Mr. Boonin also is Chair of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Boonin is a co-founder of this national group of defense experts which was established four years ago.
Mr. Boonin is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee and the American Employment Law Council. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the Litigation Counsel of America (a national legal honorary).
Mr. Boonin also is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law Lawyers (a prestigious and highly limited national honorary of employment law practitioners), and he is a Fellow and former President of the Litigation Counsel of America. He has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer in labor and employment law matters in every year of that publication. His other professional services include: Chair of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America; Past-President, Board member and a founder of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys; a member of the NSBA's Council of School Attorneys; a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys; and a member of the local chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
He is a past chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s Employment Law Section, and a past Co-Chair of its Trial Practice Section. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ann Arbor’s Main Street Area Association.
Mr. Boonin is an honors graduate of The University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1985) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Economics 1976). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University (M.L.I.R. 1980).
About Butzel Long
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.
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