Butzel Long attorney Regan K. Dahle to speak at Michigan Association of School Boards' Annual Fall Conference

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Regan K. Dahle will be a featured speaker at the Michigan Association of School Boards' Annual Fall Conference, November 1-4, 2007 in Grand Rapids. Ms. Dahle will be presenting a clinic on the legal and practical implications of managing food allergies in schools.

Ms. Dahle practices in the areas of labor relations and employment law. She has defended employers in arbitrations unfair labor practice and representational proceedings and employment-related litigation, including sexual and racial harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, breach of contract, and intentional tort litigation.

She has practiced extensively in both federal and state courts, as well as in front of various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth. Ms. Dahle also provides daily counseling to clients on a wide range of issues affecting the employer/employee relationship and has drafted numerous employee handbooks and other policies. She also has counseled clients through significant reductions in force. Her clients include hospitals, pharmacies, community colleges, automotive suppliers, third-party administrators, and city and county governments.

Ms. Dahle is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Section and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. She is the past Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section. Ms. Dahle has led seminars on a wide variety of employment law topics, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual and other harassment, and flexible work arrangements.

She is a graduate of the Leadership Ann Arbor program. She serves as an Advisory Board member of Gretchen's House, Inc., the largest daycare provider in the City of Ann Arbor, and is a founding member of the Food Allergy Children's Team, a support group for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies.

Ms. Dahle is co-author of the chapter "Dealing with the Unionized Workforce," in the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's publication: Employment Law in Michigan. In addition, she authors a quarterly article for the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section's Lawnotes publication.

Ms. Dahle is an honors graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995), and the University of Michigan (B.A. with distinction, 1987). Ms. Dahle resides in Ann Arbor.

Butzel Long is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States with headquarters in Michigan. It was established in 1854, and today has 225 attorneys at 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 and Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national and multinational levels, and is the sole Michigan 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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