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Human Resources Management

January 03, 2018

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In-House Counsel and Human Resources Professional

With over 15 years of Employment Law experience, both as General Counsel and Human Resources

Director, I have provided significant operational and financial benefits to the companies I have served, including:

Reduced Human Resources costs by $100,000 per year through automation and streamlining

Reduced the cost of litigation by handling all legal employment matters in-house

Continuously worked to enhance employee benefits to enrich employee loyalty

Eliminated legal exposure to employee claims by maintaining a perpetual training program for management regarding employment law issues (1,000+ employees)

Work Experience

Associated Community Services Southfield, MI 2007– April 2017

General Counsel and Director of Human Resources

Managed Payroll Department, Workers’ Compensation Cases, Unemployment Cases (including hearings and appeals up to and including the Michigan Court of Appeals), Employee background checks, Wage and Hour issues, EEOC and Civil Rights complaints, OSHA and MIOSHA complaints, Management training, FMLA Administration, Hiring and termination consultation, I-9 Compliance, Employee Handbook revisions, Employee benefits selection and maintenance, and managed all other Employee Issues as well as document and contract review for two separate companies under the same ownership.

Associated Community Services is a 1,000-employee firm.

University of Phoenix (On-Line) 2005 - 2007

Business School Faculty

Taught Management and Communications Classes, including:

Utilizing Information in College Writing

Written Communication

Effective Persuasive Writing

Organizational Behavior

Flagstar Bank Troy, Michigan 1998 – 2005

Associate General Counsel/First Vice President

Handled all employee legal issues

Initiated new fraud recovery program

Contract review and negotiation

Legal advisor to company sponsored charity, Share A Smile, Inc.

Managed internal and external counsel


Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Associate Editor – Law Review

Publication: ANTITRUST LAW – Price Fixing – Physician’s maximum fee agreements are per se violations of the Sherman Act. Arizona v. Maricopa County Medical Society, 102 S. Ct. 2466 (1982). University of Detroit Journal of Urban Law, Vol. 60:4.

Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan,

Admitted to the US District Court

Bachelor of Arts, Albion College

Double Major – Economics and Political Science with a concentration in Accounting

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