Butzel Long attorney Gary W. Klotz Received Service in Excellence Award from Sodexo on June 4, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Gary W. Klotz received an Individual Award in Service Excellence during Sodexo Law Department's 5th Annual Spirit of Partnership Award event on June 4, 2009. Mr. Klotz received the award "for consistently providing superior legal advice, work product and overall value, reflective of Sodexo's commitment to service excellence." Mr. Klotz will be the only lawyer to receive this award in 2009.

Sodexo, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, serving 10 million customers in 6,000 locations every day. Sodexo, Inc. serves 9.3 million meals every day. It employs 120,000 employees in North America and has annual revenues of over $7 billion. Sodexo is dedicated to enhancing the quality of daily life for its customers, clients, and the communities it serves.

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Mr. Klotz has represented employers in labor and employment law matters more than 30 years. He has successfully defended employers in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. He also has extensive experience representing employers in labor arbitration cases, collective bargaining negotiations, and "preventive" employee relations counseling.

Mr. Klotz is the author of numerous articles about labor and employment law, and he regularly speaks at management education programs about labor and employment issues. His professional memberships include the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Klotz is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1977) and Oakland University (B.A. 1973).

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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