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Dennis Devaney

Senior Counsel
Office

Detroit

500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Education
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 1975
M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, Maryland, 1970
B.A., University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, Maryland, 1968
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Columbia
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Indiana

Dennis Devaney

Senior Counsel

Dennis Devaney represents clients in labor and employment disputes and on legislative, regulatory, and international trade matters. He also assists employers in developing company employee policies. 

Dennis serves as counsel in arbitration hearings for cases across the United States. He represents clients in matters involving collective bargaining agreement negotiation, unfair labor practice representation, discrimination, administrative law, and more. He represents clients in matters under the National Labor Relations Act and counsels employers on FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ELCRA, and other state and federal laws. Dennis also assists employers in developing company employee policies.

Dennis has represented employers in the health, manufacturing, and retail industries in successfully winning union election votes and with respect to unfair labor practice charges. In the trade area, he has recovered tariff overpayments for several clients and is currently on the Clark Hill litigation team challenging the legality of Chinese tariffs before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Dennis’ concentration on labor and trade representation was solidified by Presidential appointments and unanimous Senate confirmations by four U.S. Presidents. He served as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board and Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission. 

Memberships
Michigan State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
Michigan Bar Foundation, Fellow
American Employment Law Council