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Anne-Marie V. Welch

Member
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Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2006
B.A., with Honors, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
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Anne-Marie V. Welch

Member

Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch is a Member in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. As an employment and labor law specialist, Anne-Marie defends employers in state and federal lawsuits and administrative proceedings against wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and related statutory and tort claims. She also prosecutes and defends claims pertaining to confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

To prevent lawsuits and promote positive workplaces, Anne-Marie routinely counsels management regarding labor and employment best practices, including: recruiting; employment and independent contractor agreements; wage and hour matters; recordkeeping; handbooks; union negotiations; leave administration; employee counseling, discipline, terminations and grievances; and, reductions in force. Anne-Marie also serves as a corporate trainer and investigator for many private and public sector employers.

Anne-Marie has gained significant expertise servicing the healthcare, education, nonprofit, manufacturing, and construction industries.

She also has significant experience in assisting Michigan public school employees in appeals of determinations made by the Office of Retirement Services and decisions made by the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System Board of Review.

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 and Research, Writing, and Analysis. Anne-Marie served as an Associate Editor of the Michigan State Law Review and an intern to the Honorable Avern L. Cohn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Anne-Marie was recently nominated and accepted membership to The American Employment Law Council (AELC). The AELC is the nation's premier organization of high-level labor and employment attorneys. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to senior level labor and employment attorneys practicing on the management side at a significant level of responsibility.

Anne-Marie is currently serving as a Board Member for the American Society of Employers and as a Council Member for the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section. She is also active in the ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Law Section.

Honors and Awards

  • DBusiness Top Lawyer, Labor & Employment (2014, 2016)
  • DBusiness and Hour Magazine, Top Women Attorneys in Michigan (2014-Present)
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer 2013
  • Super Lawyers - Labor & Employment Defense (2009-Present)
  • “AV Preeminent” rated (the highest rating available) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory
  • Fellow to the ABA - Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Section (2008-2010)
Memberships
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Bar Association
American Employment Law Council
News
Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars143 Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Announces Attorneys Elected to Membership, Promotions to Senior AttorneyClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 12, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys Paul Magy, James Waggoner, Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch, and Mallory Kallabat to Present a Legal Update at BOMA Brown Bag Series Seminar September 13, 2016Sixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the ASE Mid-Michigan Employment Law Workshop on May 18, 2016 in Saginaw, MichiganTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers ListClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the ASE Employment Law Workshop on September 17, 2015Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the National Forum on Employment Discrimination Litigation on July 28, 2015 Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the BOMA Metro Detroit Mega Education Day on June 18, 2015 Sixty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 List Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to present at ASE 3rd annual Employment Law Workshop September 18, 2014Thirteen Clark Hill Attorneys Included in Hour Detroit Magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in Michigan PublicationClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to present at ASE People, Profit, Progress Conference March 2014Twenty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2014Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch Named 2013 Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly