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Barnes & Thornburg Adds Labor and Employment Partner Amy Zdravecky

By on May 5, 2018 in Employment

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Amy Zdravecky as a partner in the Labor & 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.

In a release, the firm said Zdravecky is an 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 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.”

The firm said 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.