Butzel Long attorney Rebecca S. Davies featured during State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section’s Annual Meeting on September 19, 2019

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Rebecca S. Davies is a featured speaker during the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Detroit Athletic Club.

The title for her presentation is, “Understanding the Employer’s Obligations under Michigan’s newly enacted Paid Medical Leave Act and the Family Medical Leave Act.”

Davies concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. She represents employers in federal and state court litigation and before state and federal administrative agencies.
She has represented both the private and public sectors for nearly 25 years including companies with two to 20,000 employees. In the public sector, she has represented numerous municipalities, libraries, counties and government authorities.

Davies has had repeated success both in and out of the courtroom. In federal court, she has received no cause verdicts in the defense of employment and commercial jury trials. In state court, she has obtained numerous dismissals and favorable settlements in a wide range of employment disputes, including harassment, wrongful termination, employment discrimination and wage claims.

She also has repeatedly obtained dismissals of charges before federal and state administrative agencies. Her greatest successes, however, may be her efforts to prevent litigation. She has regularly counseled employers regarding compliance under federal and state employment laws (including FLSA, FMLA, ADA and Title VII), drafted employment policies, and advised on preventative strategies.

In 2018, Davies was named a 2018 “Best of MichBusiness Awards” recipient. She also facilitates two monthly affinity groups of human resource professionals for MichBusiness. She also was named a “2017 Honoree for Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. In addition, she is a frequent author and lecturer, not only for client in-house trainings and publications, but also outside organizations including Walsh College, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Automation Alley and the American Society of Employers.

At the same time, Davies is an adjunct faculty member at Walsh College, where she teaches the SHRM-CP/SCP certification courses as well as general business law courses. Davies is active in national and local legal associations and regularly volunteers in her community.
Davies is a regular contributor to the annual supplement for the American Bar Association’s The Fair Labor Standards published by BNA. She also serves on the Board and was the past Chair of the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA). She is a member and previously served as the Chair for the Labor and Employment Section for the Oakland County Bar Association. She serves on the Workforce and Education Committee for Oakland County.

Davies earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan at Dearborn and a juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law in 1995. She completed her master’s degree in 2010 from Wayne State University Law School by obtaining her L.L.M. with a GPA of 3.79 in Labor and Employment Law.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Eric S. Klein Appointed to Lead Dykema’s Health Care Practice Group

Eric S. Klein Appointed to Lead Dykema’s Health Care Practice Group

Detroit – June 3, 2019 — Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Eric S. Klein, a member in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, has been appointed as Leader of Dykema’s Health Care Practice Group.

Throughout his career, Klein has devoted his practice to representing clients in the health care sector with respect to corporate and regulatory issues, including hospitals, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, dental service organizations, medical billing companies, and managed care organizations. In particular, he has provided counsel to clients on compliance and reimbursement issues as well as health facility and physician practice acquisitions and other changes of ownership, including related licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification matters. Klein has also advised clients regarding governmental investigations, compliance programs, and structuring businesses and transactions while addressing anti-kickback, Stark and other legal restrictions.

Prior to joining Dykema, Klein gained experience working for Health Net, Inc., a health insurance company, where he developed financial models to analyze hospital, physician group, and ancillary contracts.

Klein received a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University.

About Dykema

Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 13 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement.

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