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Barnes & Thornburg Adds Labor and Employment Partner Amy Zdravecky

CHICAGO and GRAND RAPIDS – Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Amy Zdravecky as a partner in the Labor and Employment Department. Joining from Miller Canfield, Zdravecky will spend time in the firm’s Chicago and Grand Rapids offices. Her arrival follows a recent expansion of the labor and employment department with the addition of partners Dawn Collins and Tae Kim in Los Angeles.

Zdravecky is an experienced employment and labor law attorney who counsels employers in a number of industries. Her labor practice focuses on proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). She also has significant experience with state and federal employment laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

“We’re thrilled to welcome Amy to the firm,” said Ken Yerkes, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor & Employment Department. “She brings significant new breadth and depth to our nationally recognized traditional labor expertise and, following recent additions in Los Angeles, is the latest example of our commitment to adding talent, not just numbers.”

Zdravecky also assists clients involved in contract negotiations, discrimination matters, union-organizing campaigns, arbitrations, collective bargaining and NLRB elections. In addition, she provides training on union avoidance, general employee relations and sexual harassment. Her clients include employers in the retail, hospitality, warehouse, distribution, manufacturing, food production, transportation and healthcare industries.

“Amy is a fantastic asset to our local, regional and national labor and employment law practice,” said Bob Sikkel, managing partner of the firm’s Grand Rapids office. “Grounded in years of experience, her counsel will be extremely valuable to management who are continually facing a variety of labor and employment challenges.”

Zdravecky earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A from the University of Michigan.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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