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Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present “Volunteer Liability: What You Don’t Know About ‘Free’ Workers Could Cost You”

July 22, 2009


– Clark Hill attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch will present “Volunteer Liability: What You Don’t Know About ‘Free’ Workers Could Cost You” during the 2009

Risk Management and Finance Summit for Nonprofits

on Tuesday, September 22. The conference will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

Anne-Marie will address risks presented by volunteers and will provide practical strategies for getting the most out of volunteer service

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Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch

is an associate of Clark Hill’s Detroit office. Her areas of practice focus primarily on employment litigation, counseling and investigations, labor law, and nonprofit risk management. She is experienced in defending against discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and related tort claims, as well as in pursuing and defending claims pertaining to non-competition agreements, pension benefits and unemployment insurance. Anne-Marie has defended employers before both state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System, and the Michigan Employment Security Board of Review.

Anne-Marie is a contributor to legal and professional publications and serves as a speaker for business and trade organizations on topics such as volunteer liability, employee misuse of the Internet, legal hiring and termination practices, privacy rights in the workplace, and employers’ methods to reduce healthcare costs.

As an active participant in the legal community, Anne-Marie serves as an executive board member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers, a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the ABA Labor and Employment Law Sections and the ABA/EEOC Liaison Committee and was selected as the 2008-2010 ABA, Section of Labor and Employment Law, YLD Fellow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.

Anne-Marie is also actively engaged in the Detroit Metropolitan community and serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit’s Camping Services, as the Chair of The Birmingham Community House Uptown Group (“T.U.G.”), and is a member of the Royal Oak Woman’s Club.

She earned her J.D.,

magna cum laude

, from Michigan State University College of Law, where she received a full academic scholarship and earned numerous awards for academic merit, including the Jurisprudence Achievement Award for Employment Discrimination Law. Anne-Marie also served as an Associate Editor of the MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW, a member of the Phi Delta Phi executive board, a research assistant to an editor of THE NEW WIGMORE ON EVIDENCE, and an intern to the Honorable Avern L. Cohn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications, with honors, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Since 1890, Clark Hill PLC has been providing Business Legal Services, Government & Public Affairs and Personal Legal Services.

With offices in Arizona, Illinois,






, Clark Hill is a full service law firm with more than 190 attorneys.

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