Sheldon H. Klein
Sheldon H. Klein is a shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office.
Mr. Klein regularly represents automotive industry suppliers in matters relating to upstream and downstream commercial relationships, including counseling on terms and conditions and litigation arising out of supply chain disruptions and disputes. He is Co-Chair of Butzel Long’s Global Automotive Coordinating Committee. He is a contributor to and principal editor of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA) “North American OEM Production P.O. Terms and Conditions Comparative Analysis,” the standard industry reference, which Butzel Long has prepared annually since 2008. He is also a regular speaker at automotive industry events, including the Original Equipment Supplier Association’s annual Automotive Suppliers Legal Issues Conference, in which Butzel Long attorneys address current and emerging legal issues affecting the industry.
Mr. Klein also regularly represents automotive and other clients in the areas of antitrust counseling and litigation and other forms of complex commercial litigation. Representative class action matters include representation of:
- A major hospital system in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy by area hospital systems to suppress nurse compensation.
- A major hospital system in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy to inflate reimbursement rates.
- A real estate multi-list service (MLS) in an antitrust enforcement proceeding and civil suit alleging a conspiracy to deny low cost brokers access to the MLS.
- A major name brand pharmaceutical company in an indirect purchaser name brand prescription drug antitrust class action, which alleging a conspiracy to inflate prescription drug prices to retail pharmacies.
- An international manufacturing conglomerate in an antitrust compliance investigation and audit.
- An automotive parts supplier in an antitrust class action alleging a horizontal price-fixing conspiracy.
- A second automotive parts supplier in an antitrust class action also alleging a horizontal price-fixing conspiracy.
- A CEO in securities fraud and ERISA breach of fiduciary duty class action litigation.
- A CFO securities fraud class action litigation.
- An insurer in a workers' compensation price fixing conspiracy class action.
- An entertainment company in a consumer fraud class action.
- An underwriter and its officers in a securities fraud and Interstate Land Sales Act fraud claims.
- A health insurer and its senior officers a securities fraud class action.
He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Antitrust and has been rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell,
Mr. Klein is a 1978 graduate of Kalamazoo College and a 1982 graduate of DePaul University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Antitrust Investigations
- Automotive Industry Team
- Automotive Law
- Automotive OEM Terms & Conditions
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- China International Team
- Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicles
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Product Liability/Recall & Warranty
- Supply Chain Management
- Kalamazoo College 1978
- DePaul University College of Law 1982, J.D.
The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust, 2013-2022
DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Appellate Law, 2012; Antitrust Law, 2011-2012, 2014, 2017-2021; Litigation - Antitrust, 2014-2015, 2017-2021
Michigan Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2014-2020
State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
- Represented Travelers Insurance against a workers' compensation price fixing conspiracy claim (American Association of Retired Persons v. National Surety Corp.).
- Represented a senior officer of CMS Energy in securities fraud and ERISA breach of fiduciary duty litigation (In re CMS Energy).
- Represented fastener supplier plaintiff in action for multiple breaches of a supply contract.
- Represented Eli Lilly in Wood v. Abbott Laboratories, an indirect purchaser name brand prescription antitrust class action.
- Represented automotive supplier plaintiff in action for multiple breaches of contract in the U.S. District Court, E.D. Mich.
- Represented United American Health Care and its senior officers in securities litigation.
- Represents William Beaumont Hospital, a major hospital system, in a multi-billion dollar antitrust class action claim alleging a conspiracy by area hospital systems to suppress nurse compensation.
- Represented the financial officer of ProQuest in In re ProQuest Company Securities Litigation.
- Obtained dismissal of False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit against healthcare provider and affirmance of dismissal in appeal (Chesbrough, et al. v. VPA, P.C. (6th Cir. August 23, 2011))
- Butzel attorneys featured during OESA 2021 OEM terms and Conditions Update two-part series September 15 and 29
- Butzel Long attorney Sheldon Klein quoted in the Automotive News on auto suppliers aiding medical pushAutomotive News
- Butzel Long attorneys discuss Legal Effects on the Automotive Supply Chain during free March 20 webinar
- Butzel Long attorney Sheldon Klein quoted in The Detroit News article "Michigan manufacturing expected to be especially hard hit by coronavirus"The Detroit News
- The Wall Street Journal
- DBusiness Magazine
- How auto leaders should address talent attraction/ retention/ and contractual/ legal issues are focus of timely, upcoming seminars
- Butzel Long Attorney Sheldon Klein quoted in Crain's Detroit article titled "Experts: Employ caution before agreeing not to hire rival's workers"
- Latest developments in labor, employment and immigration law to be highlighted during November 15 seminar
- Butzel Long attorney Sheldon H. Klein quoted in Automotive News article titled "GM presses suppliers for future recall costs"
- Butzel Long attorneys Sheldon H. Klein and David J. DeVine co-author guest article in The Michigan Business Law Journal
- Butzel Long law firm collaborates with Original Equipment Suppliers Association on 2009 OESA Comparative Analysis
- Butzel Long law firm collaborates with Original Equipment Suppliers Association on 2008 OESA Comparative Analysis
- Beyond Industry-Wide Disruption: Some Aspirational Strategies for a More Fault-Tolerant Automotive Supply ChainJune 17, 2021
- May 24, 2021
- April 19, 2021
- April 19, 2021
- April 5, 2021
- March 10, 2021
- Businesses Beware: The Government Turns Up the Antitrust Heat on Agreements to Not Compete for EmployeesJanuary 25, 2021
- January 15, 2021
- January 11, 2021
- Employer Beware: Anti-Competitive Hiring and Compensation Agreements Remain in the Antitrust Cross-HairsAugust 17, 2020
- March 30, 2020
- March 18, 2020
- Auto Plants to Close Due to COVID-19 ConcernsMarch 18, 2020
- The Incredible Disappearing Requirements Promise: Michigan Court holds that an “option to purchase requirements” automotive supply contract is enforceableFebruary 17, 2020
- February 3, 2020
- September 1, 2017
- Employer Beware: Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Set Their Sights on Anti-Competitive Hiring and Compensation AgreementsOctober 26, 2016
- Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Cases Suggest Opportunities for Automotive Parts SuppliersAugust 24, 2015
- April 10, 2015
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Continues to Fight "Hidden Fees" Suits Despite Major Loss in Court of AppealsMarch 23, 2015
- January 7, 2015
- March 17, 2014
- Automotive - In Response To Supplier Concerns, GM Announces Revisions To Its 2013 Terms and ConditionsFebruary 12, 2014
- July 2, 2013
- Automotive - Supplier’s Revenge: Court of Appeals Confirms that When a Supplier has the Right to Terminate, the Law does not Protect the Buyer from Supplier’s Rightful Cutoff ThreatsApril 26, 2013
- Automation Alley Newsletter - The Securities and Exchange Commission Finalizes Conflict Mineral Rules - The Reporting Countdown BeginsSeptember 7, 2012
- Automotive - The Securities and Exchange Commission Finalizes Conflict Mineral Rules - The Reporting Countdown BeginsAugust 22, 2012
- May 1, 2011
- March 28, 2011
- March 27, 2008
- May 1, 2007
- Livonia, MI
- Troy, MI
- Livonia, MI
- Detroit, MI