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About WILLIAM E. PILCHAK

Direct Dial:  248.409.1919  Email:  wpilchak@mi-worklaw.com

William E. Pilchak has represented management exclusively in employment issues and litigation since 1984.  A former Senior Trial Attorney for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office, Mr. Pilchak has conducted dozens of jury trials in state and federal courts.  Mr. Pilchak is a frequent lecturer and author on employment law topics, addressing such groups as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Oakland County District Judges Association, and the Michigan Court Administrators Association.  He was appointed to the American Bar Association’s National Sexual Harassment Mock Trial Defense Team for 1996 and the ABA Mock Trial Faculty for the National Institute for the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1998. Mr. Pilchak has briefed Congressional staffers and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  He has addressed groups across North America on the psychiatric profile of plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases, including an address at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association. Mr. Pilchak has authored two important scholarly articles, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder and Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction: A Factor In Sexual Harassment Allegations?, (ABA 1997 Annual Meeting Book of Papers at http://www.bna.com/bnabooks/ababna/rnr/98/rrpilcha.pdf, and Pounding Square Pegs Into Round Holes- Non-Compete Agreements For Temporary Employees Stand Existing Law On Its Head, 21 Lab. Law 199 (2005) http://www.bna.com/bnabooks/ababna/laborlawyer/21.2.pdf which was selected by the American Bar Association’s GP Solo Magazine as its best Labor and Employment article of 2005.  Mr. Pilchak served as editor of the General Counsel’s Executive Summary of Employment Law in the 50 States,” co-published by The Worklaw® Network and the Association of Corporate Counsel. In addition, he served as contributing editor to “The Risk Management Advisor,” published by the Bureau of Business Practice, and contributed to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s webinar on non-competes in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Pilchak has advised employers facing threats of violence by employees and has represented companies in litigation after the termination of potentially violent employees.  Working closely with security and mental health professionals, Mr. Pilchak has formulated and directed crisis response teams to prevent violence in the workplace and to remove problem employees from the workforce. Mr. Pilchak is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Committee, the American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Committees, the Defense Research Institute and the Oakland County Bar Association where he chaired the Labor and Employment Law Committee from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Pilchak is also a co-founder of Creative HR Solutions, LLCTM, a Human Resources consulting firm that provides innovative tools to assist businesses and HR professionals. Mr. Pilchak was named a 2007 Michigan Super Lawyer by Law and Politics Magazine. WILLIAM E. PILCHAK, ESQ. CURRICULUM VITAE

About DANIEL G. COHEN

Direct Dial: 248.409.1920   Email:  dcohen@mi-worklaw.com

Daniel G. Cohen concentrates his practice representing employers in the areas of labor and employment law. He has practiced in this area since 1988.  A large part of his practice involves the assistance of human resource professionals with the administration of workplace policies and procedures with an emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII and State law, wage and hour compliance, affirmative action, union negotiations and contract administration, arbitration and union elections.  Mr. Cohen has extensive experience litigating in state and federal court, before the National Labor Relations Board and MERC.  He regularly defends class and collective actions, and enforces restrictive covenants.  A small part of his practice involves the assistance of educational staff in their attempts to decertify their union.  Mr. Cohen has written and lectured extensively on various employment and labor law issues. He has spoken to Congressional staff members through the American Bar Association on the topic of Federal employment and labor legislation, and has addressed the ABA National Meetings on the FMLA and its interplay with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mr. Cohen has conducted a number of management training courses for public and private sector organizations including the American Bar Association, the American Society of Industrial Security, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Education, and the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. Mr. Cohen is also a co-founder of Creative HR Solutions, LLCTM, a Human Resources consulting firm that provides innovative tools to assist businesses and HR professionals.

DANIEL G. COHEN, ESQ. CURRICULUM VITAE

 

About ROBERT N. DARE

ROBERT N. DARE

Direct Dial: 248-409-1903  Email: rdare@mi-worklaw.com 

Robert “Rob” N. Dare joined the firm as an Associate in November 2014, and he concentrates his practice on the representation of management in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. He received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Duquesne Law Review. Upon graduation, Rob also received the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award, which the faculty awards to the student of each graduating class who best represents a combination of scholarship and leadership. While in law school, Rob completed a coveted internship with Justice Debra Todd on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and he was also recognized for distinguished achievement in Appellate Moot Court Competition. For more than three years prior to law school, Rob worked in the business development group at Reed Smith LLP, a large international law firm. View Curriculum Vitae Click Here