Barbara Buchanan is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel’s Troy office.  Barbara represents employers before federal and state courts in litigation involving all types of employment and labor claims, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secrets, and credentialing of health care professionals.

Overview

Barbara Buchanan is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel’s Troy office.  She graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law and the University of Michigan.  Barbara represents employers before federal and state courts in litigation involving all types of employment and labor claims, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secrets, and credentialing of health care professionals. She also represents and advises employers before federal and state administrative agencies in various matters including EEO charges, unfair labor practice charges, and wage and hour complaints.

Barbara’s work with health care organizations includes matters involving peer review activities, professional credentialing, and discipline.

Additionally, she counsels private and public sector employers in such matters as implementation of employment policies, reductions in force, severance programs and agreements, employment contracts, employee investigations, discipline and termination of union, non-union, and highly compensated employees.

Primary Practice Areas

Credentials

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, J.D., 1993

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., Economics, 1989, B.A. Political Science, 1989

Admissions

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, 2020, 2022; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow

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