Attorney named chair of SBM?s Labor and Employment Law Section

 Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robert A. Boonin has been named chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section, which offers education, information and analysis about labor and employment matters through meetings and seminars.

The section comprises nearly 3,000 labor and employment law practitioners from across the state.
Based in Butzel Long's Ann Arbor office, Boonin's law practice is largely concentrated in the areas of labor, employment discrimination and education law.  He has represented public and private sector clients across the country, in more than 30 jurisdictions, in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour, tenure proceedings and other employment-related lawsuits and claims, as well as in labor grievance arbitrations, labor negotiations, unfair labor practices and representational proceedings and labor strikes. 
Most recently, Boonin was named Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” 2014 in the category of Employment Law – Management – Ann Arbor.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  
Boonin is a co-founder and the current chair of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee and the American Employment Law Council.  
He is a past chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s Employment Law Section, and a past co-Chair of its Trial Practice Section.   Boonin serves on the Boards of Directors of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ann Arbor’s Main Street Area Association.  
He is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters.
Boonin is an honors graduate of The University of Michigan Law School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He also holds a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University.
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