Clark Hill Attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Jeremy S. Motz to Present “Record Retention in the Electronic Age”

Oct 13, 2008

BELLAIRE , MI Clark Hill attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Jeremy S. Motz will present “Record Retention in the Electronic Age” at the Michigan Association for Educational Data Systems’ Fall Conference on Thursday, October 16, 2008. The conference will be held at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire , MI . Attendees will learn about new technologies, network with peers from across Michigan and meet a variety of product and service vendors. For registration and more information please visit .

Marshall W. Grate is a Senior Attorney in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office where he is a member of the Education and Municipal Law, and Labor and Employment Law practice groups. Mr. Grate specializes his practice in public school law, labor and employment law, municipal corporations, and private sector employers. Mr. Grate has broad experience in all labor and employment matters, but focuses on personnel administration, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination (EEOC), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, and labor arbitration. Mr. Grate has successfully defended clients in both bench, jury trials, and administrative proceedings. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan and Indiana and is admitted to the Sixth and Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Grate received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis campus, in 1981. While in law school, he was the Associate Editor to the Indiana Law Review. Mr. Grate has published several articles, including, “COBRA’S Requirements for Group Health Plans, Do They Apply in a Strike” and “Binding Arbitrations of Statutory Employment Discrimination Claims”. He has also has several speaking engagements for labor, employment, and school law issues. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of School Board Attorneys.

Jeremy S. Motz is an associate in the Birmingham office of Clark Hill PLC and is a member of the Education and Municipal Law Group. Mr. Motz principally focuses his practice in the areas of education, construction and real estate law, assisting public and private sector employers in a wide variety of transactional matters.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Mr. Motz completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Christopher M. Murray of the State of Michigan Court of Appeals .  While in law school, Mr. Motz was a Dean’s Scholar and received multiple awards for his academic achievement.  Mr. Motz also served as a Title Editor for the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review .

Mr. Motz is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society and the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society.

Since 1890, Clark Hill PLC has been serving the business, government, and personal needs of clients. Clark Hill has offices in Detroit , Birmingham , Grand Rapids , and Lansing , Michigan , Chicago , Illinois and Washington , DC . Clark Hill is a full service law firm with more than 180 attorneys and professionals. For more information, visit