Butzel Long attorney James S. Rosenfeld featured during ABA webinar on May 2



DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder James S. Rosenfeld will be a featured panelist during a webinar on May 2, 2012 presented by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.  The webinar is entitled, “Effectively Mediating Employment Cases.”  Topics that will be covered during the program include:

  • Managing client expectations
  • Exploring issues specific to class representatives
  • Preparing an effective mediation brief
  • Handling sensitive issues in caucuses
  • Effectively using a mediator’s proposal

“Participants will gain a lot of insight as well as some timely and practical information during this webinar,” said Mr. Rosenfeld.

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Mr. Rosenfeld practices in the area of labor and employment law and he serves as the manager of Butzel Long’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.  He has extensive experience in litigating a wide variety of labor and employment cases, including trial and appellate work in both state and federal court.  Mr. Rosenfeld also has experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and handling labor arbitrations and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Rosenfeld is a Life Member in the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference and a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation.  He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the State Bar and the Labor and Employment Relations Sections of the Federal and American Bar Associations, as well as the ABA’s ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee.  He has previously served as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly and President of the Barristers of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and is currently a Member of the latter’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Rosenfeld has completed 40-hour General Civil Case Mediator Training and has been a mediator on the American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel.  He has served as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School teaching alternative dispute resolution and frequently lectures and conducts training for employers and supervisors on various employment issues.  He has been a speaker and author on panels for the ABA’s ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee, in 2007 and 2008.  Mr. Rosenfeld has published several articles on labor and employment law matters.

Mr. Rosenfeld is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1986) and Harvard College (A.B., 1981, magna cum laude).  Mr. Rosenfeld is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers,
is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment and has been ranked by Chambers USA.

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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030.

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