James S. Rosenfeld appointed to the DMBA Board of Directors


DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder James S. Rosenfeld has been appointed to a one-year term on the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors.

Mr. Rosenfeld practices in the area of labor and employment law and he serves as co-manager of Butzel Long's Employment Litigation 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. He also negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and handles labor arbitrations as well as matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Rosenfeld previously served as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly and President of the Barristers of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a Life Member in the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference and a member of the Fellows 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. He has completed Michigan's ICLE 40 hour General Civil Case Mediator Training and has been a mediator on the American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel.

Mr. Rosenfeld 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 co-authored "Expert Witness Testimony: A Litigation Issue for Discharge and Discrimination Cases," February, 1993, 72 Michigan Bar Journal, No. 2, 146 and "Sex Harassment Decisions: Take Your Statute as You Find It," October 1998, 77 Michigan Bar Journal, No. 10, 1098.

Mr. Rosenfeld is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1986) and Harvard College (A.B., 1981, magna cum laude). He is a resident of Huntington Woods.

About the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (DMBA) was established in 1836 by a group of prominent Detroit area attorneys. Its purpose was to create a forum that would allow lawyers and judges to improve the administration and quality of justice in their community through education, dialogue, and community activities. The DMBA currently serves the legal community of southeastern Michigan by providing services, products, and information essential to the successful, ethical practice of law.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of Michigan's oldest and largest law firms, with 225 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Mich., New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 161 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) 355-3200.

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