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Clark Hill Attorneys John L. Gierak and Barbara A. Ruga to Co-Present During MNA’s 2016 Fall Conference

October 14, 2016

BRIMINGHAM, MI – Clark Hill attorneys John L. Gierak and Barbara A. Ruga will co-present Leveraging Compensation – Retention, Flexibility and Top Performers with on Friday, October 21 during the Michigan Negotiators Association’s (MNA) 2016 Fall Conference. The conference will be held at Summit Village of Shanty Creek in Bellaire, Michigan. For registration and more information, please visit

Gierak chairs Clark Hill’s Education and Municipal Practice Group, and focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, education law, and litigation. John represents public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including contract negotiations, as well as acting as general counsel to public school districts.

Ruga is a member in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office where she practices in the Education and Municipal Practice Group as well as the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. Ruga advises and counsels public and private employers on a wide variety of labor law and employment issues. She has extensive experience negotiating public school contracts in a context of scarce resources. She has also handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, fact-findings, OCR and EEO claims, and related employment litigation. Ruga advocates for prevention through education and, to that end, specializes in employee training programs to clients and public school organizations.

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