Ann L. VanderLaanAnn VanderLaan Clark Hill
Ann L. VanderLaan
Ann L. VanderLaan is a Senior Attorney in Clark Hill’s Birmingham office, and concentrates her practice in the areas of education law, labor and employment law, and employment litigation. In addition, Ann has represented a number of charter schools in all phases of charter school operations, including organizational issues, negotiating contractual agreements with educational service providers and other vendors, employment issues, student discipline, and general advice and counsel.
Ann has devoted her legal practice to representing Michigan school district clients, principally in the areas of labor and employment law, including arbitrations, hearings before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, teacher tenure matters, and union contract negotiations. She regularly advises public school employers regarding contract administration, personnel issues, and school board policies and procedures.
Ann has extensive litigation experience before state and federal courts defending public school employers in employment, constitutional and state law claims, including employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and civil rights claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.