Butzel Long attorney Daniel B. Tukel named to Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 The Client's Guide


Attorney also publishes article in The Labor Lawyer

DETROIT, Mich. – Daniel B. Tukel, a shareholder and Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Department with the law firm of Butzel Long, is a nationally recognized leader in labor and employment law. Mr. Tukel was recently named to Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 The Client's Guide. Mr. Tukel was one of 14 Butzel Long attorneys named to Chambers USA.

Since 1990, Chambers has published the world's leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Chambers has a team of 100 highly qualified full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. In addition, Mr. Tukel published an article in the Winter/Spring 2009 edition of The Labor Lawyer, the publication of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. The article is titled, "The Best Defense Or a Good Offense? Are The Damage Caps in 42 USC § 1981a Affirmative Defenses?" This is the second article that Mr. Tukel has had published in The Labor Lawyer.

"The recognition by Chambers is very meaningful," said Mr. Tukel. "I am equally honored to publish another article in The Labor Lawyer. In the last 25 years, only 73 people have had more than one article published in The Labor Lawyer."

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Mr. Tukel practice is devoted to representing both public and private employers in state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, as well as traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining and union organizational drives.

He regularly counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, in statutory compliance and in creating, implementing and administering employee handbooks and other personnel policies and practices. He has represented employers before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and various administrative agencies including: the National Labor Relations Board National Mediation Board Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Occupational Safety and Health Administration Michigan Department of Civil Rights Michigan Department of Labor Michigan Employment Relations Commission and Michigan Employment Security Commission.

Mr. Tukel has published a number of scholarly articles on various aspects of labor and employment law. He has lectured on a wide range of employment and labor issues, has served on the faculty of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and has served as a private arbitrator and private facilitator in employment matters.

He is listed in Chambers USA for Labor and Employment Law, in Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law, and is named a Michigan Super Lawyer, for employment litigation defense. Mr. Tukel is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Michigan Council of School Attorneys, the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment, and Litigation sections), the State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment, and Litigation sections), the Detroit Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation.

Mr. Tukel is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1982), and also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors and high distinction, 1979).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, 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 a regional, national and multi-national level 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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 353-3030.

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