Law firm recognized by Chambers USA

The law firm of Vercruysse Murray and Calzone has been recognized by “Chambers USA — America’s Leading Lawyers for Business — 2012 The Client’s Guide” as a “Band 1” firm in the category of Labor and Employment: Michigan. the firm has achieved the top rating of Band 1.

“It is significant that two of the top three firms in Labor and Employment for Michigan (Vercruysse Murray and Calzone and Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy and Pelton) are small boutique firms,” said Robert Vercruysse, president of Vercruysse Murray and Calzone. “It shows that by focusing on a specialty we are able to provide top-rated legal services as measured by our peers and clients.”

In addition to the firm honor, three attorneys were recognized for their individual qualities in serving clients.

Robert M. Vercruysse was rated Band 1 for Labor and Employment. Vercruysse is the president and a director and shareholder of the Bingham Farms firm. He has been a negotiator and litigator in all facets of employment, labor, civil rights and ERISA litigation on behalf of public and private sector employers for 43 years. He has successfully represented several national corporations in pivotal contract negotiations an achieved favorable settlement and verdicts for his clients. Vercruysse also serves as an arbitrator, mediator and facilitator and is the editor of the “Michigan Employment Law Letter.” He is ranked as a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Gregory V. Murray is listed under Labor and Employment with a Band 2 rating. Murray is the vice president and a director and shareholder at the firm. He practices in federal and state courts on behalf of public and private sector employers in the areas of wrongful discharge and employment litigation, and civil rights and discrimination litigation. Murray counsels clients on how to achieve success while they comply with the law. He has 34 years experience in labor and employment law and is recognized as a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer and is included in “The Best Lawyers in America.”

David B. Calzone was ranked as Band 2 for Labor and Employment. Calzone is the secretary and a director and shareholder of the firm. He has 32 years of experience practicing on behalf of public and private sector employers in the areas of employment discrimination, labor litigation, labor arbitration, appellate litigation, and complex/class action litigation. Calzone has particular expertise in advising employers on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, force reduction planning and implementation, alternative dispute resolution, and general human resources issues ranging from policy drafting and implementation to sexual harassment investigations. He is also a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.”

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