Maurice G. Jenkins is a Shareholder in the Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law for more than 30 years.
A trial lawyer, Mr. Jenkins, who is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, has first chaired jury trials, labor and civil rights arbitrations, NLRB hearings and state civil rights administrative cases on behalf of employers in such business sectors as automotive (OEM; Tier .5-4 suppliers and retail), pharmaceutical manufacturing, international, national and regional consumer retailers, information technology, telecommunications, gaming, and financial services. Mr. Jenkins also advises and represents employers with respect to strategic labor relations matters, collective bargaining and NLRB litigation.
In addition, Mr. Jenkins has conducted investigations of workplace fatalities, improper conduct on the part of procurement agents, and alleged workplace harassment. He has also handled whistleblower investigations and litigation, investigated alleged financial reporting improprieties, provided assessments and advice with respect to establishing and maintaining effective employee hotlines and other internal reporting structures, and evaluated conflict of interest guidelines implemented by various multinational companies. Mr. Jenkins, who formerly served as a member of the ABAs Task Force on Section 307 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), has also handled internal investigations and litigation arising under SOX.
Mr. Jenkins is a seasoned and business savvy lawyer who has been counted upon by companies to assist in achieving important business goals and, if necessary, litigate or their behalf in furtherance of those goals. An accountant before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jenkins began his professional career as a financial and tax analyst at General Motors Corporation and then, after graduating from law school, he advanced to become GMs chief NLRB litigation counsel before embarking on a career in private practice.
While attending law school, Mr. Jenkins participated in Law Review. During his studies at Michigan State University, he was President of the Black Student Business Association.
Honors and Recognitions
•Crain's Detroit Business, Best Lawyers
•Human Resource Executive, “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” (2011-2012)
•Michigan Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
•Michigan Lawyers Weekly, one of Michigan's “Leaders in the Law” (2012)
•MSU Law College BALSA Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Maurice G.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Henry Ford Health System - West Bloomfield, Trustee (2009 - Present)
•Michigan State University College of Law, Trustee (2000 - Present)
•Black Family Development, Inc., Trustee (2004-2010)
•City of Detroit Civil Service Commission (1999-2009)
June 12, 2014
Michigan Minimum Wage Increases Enacted
June 12, 2014
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, mandating gradual increases in the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by January 1, 2018. The Act ties increases to the rate of inflation beginning 2019. The first of four raises mandated by Senate Bill 934 (Public Act 138), to $8.15 an hour,...
December 12, 2012
Michigan Adopts Right-to-Work Law
December 12, 2012
Despite angry protests at the state capitol, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder signed a right-to-work statute into law on December 11. Michigan joins 23 other states in exercising the 65-year-old option under the Taft-Hartley amendments to the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit “union security” clauses (in general,...
October 8, 2012
Michigan Medical Marijuana User Fired for Positive Drug Test Lacks Claim against Employer, Appeals Court Affirms
October 8, 2012
An employee who was terminated after testing positive for marijuana (which he obtained and used pursuant to Michigan's medical marijuana law) has stated no legal claims against his employer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled. Casias v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 11-1227 (6th Cir. Sept. 19, 2012...
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June 18, 2015 Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized Among Nation's Most Powerful
June 18, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 18, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce three attorneys from the firm have been recognized among the “Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys,” an annual list prepared for Human Resource...
May 19, 2015 Chambers & Partners
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
May 19, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...
January 14, 2014 Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis Adds Shareholder in Detroit
January 14, 2014
DETROIT, MI (January 13, 2014) - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Matthew Scott Disbrow has joined the firm's Detroit office as Shareholder. Mr. Disbrow, who comes to Jackson Lewis from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has over... (Also at Grand Rapids Office)