Maurice G. Jenkins

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Biography

Maurice G. Jenkins is a Principal in the Detroit, Michigan, office 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 and the College of Labor and Employment 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 ABA's 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 on 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 GM's 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.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Black Family Development, Inc., Trustee (2004-2010)
•City of Detroit Civil Service Commission (1999-2009)
•Henry Ford Health System - West Bloomfield, Trustee (2009 - Present)
•Michigan State University College of Law, Trustee (2000 - Present)

Honors and Recognitions

Crain’s Detroit Business, Best Lawyers
Human Resource Executive, “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” (2011-2016)
•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

Speeches and Presentations

•Health Care Law Section - State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting (presenter)

In the News

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

June 18, 2018
Human Resource Executive

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized as Most Powerful Employment Attorneys of 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 18, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Chairman Vincent A. Cino, along with Principals Neil Dishman, Maurice G. Jenkins, Rene E. Thorne and Richard F. Vitarelli, for their inclusion on Human Resource...

May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.The firm...

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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 ABA's 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 GM's chief NLRB litigation counsel before embarking on a career in private practice.

Mr. Jenkins, who maintains a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV - Preeminent, has received numerous honors and awards from his peers in the legal and business communities. He has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2014), and has been recognized by Chambers USA (2008-2014) and Michigan Super Lawyers (2007-2013). Most recently, he was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of Michigan's Leaders in the Law for 2012.

Mr. Jenkins serves on the board of trustees at the Michigan State University College of Law and serves on the faculty of the State Bar of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He also enjoyed a decade long tenure and served as chairman of the City of Detroit Civil Service Commission, and he currently serves on the board of Henry Ford Health System-West Bloomfield.

Mr. Jenkins is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), the Michigan State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Committee), and the Wolverine Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and various federal district and appeals courts.

Mr. Jenkins received his J.D.,cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 1981. He graduated with a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University in 1976. Mr. Jenkins also earned a Certificate, Executive Education Program in Mergers and Acquisitions, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2001.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Inducted into the Michigan Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers

•Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

•Named toHuman Resource Executive's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys list in 2011 and 2012

•Trustee, Henry Ford Health System - West Bloomfield 2009 - Present

•Trustee, Michigan State University College of Law - 2000 - Present

•Listed inChambers USA, 2008-2014

•Listed amongBest Lawyers in America, 2010-2014

•Trustee, Black Family Development, Inc 2004 - 2010

•Member, City of Detroit Civil Service Commission 1999 - 2009

•MSU Law College BALSA Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

•Crain's Detroit Business Best Lawyers

•Michigan Super Lawyers - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Member:

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2007-Present

Michigan State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Labor & Employment Law Faculty, Member, 1994-Present

Wolverine Bar Association 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 ABA's 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 GM's chief NLRB litigation counsel before embarking on a career in private practice.

Mr. Jenkins, who maintains a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV - Preeminent, has received numerous honors and awards from his peers in the legal and business communities. He has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2014), and has been recognized by Chambers USA (2008-2014) and Michigan Super Lawyers (2007-2013). Most recently, he was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of Michigan's Leaders in the Law for 2012.

Mr. Jenkins serves on the board of trustees at the Michigan State University College of Law and serves on the faculty of the State Bar of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He also enjoyed a decade long tenure and served as chairman of the City of Detroit Civil Service Commission, and he currently serves on the board of Henry Ford Health System-West Bloomfield.

Mr. Jenkins is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), the Michigan State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Committee), and the Wolverine Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and various federal district and appeals courts.

Mr. Jenkins received his J.D.,cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 1981. He graduated with a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University in 1976. Mr. Jenkins also earned a Certificate, Executive Education Program in Mergers and Acquisitions, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2001.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Inducted into the Michigan Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers

•Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

•Named toHuman Resource Executive's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys list in 2011 and 2012

•Trustee, Henry Ford Health System - West Bloomfield 2009 - Present

•Trustee, Michigan State University College of Law - 2000 - Present

•Listed inChambers USA, 2008-2014

•Listed amongBest Lawyers in America, 2010-2014

•Trustee, Black Family Development, Inc 2004 - 2010

•Member, City of Detroit Civil Service Commission 1999 - 2009

•MSU Law College BALSA Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

•Crain's Detroit Business Best Lawyers

•Michigan Super Lawyers - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Member:

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2007-Present

Michigan State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Labor & Employment Law Faculty, Member, 1994-Present

Wolverine Bar Association 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 ABA's 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 GM's chief NLRB litigation counsel before embarking on a career in private practice.

Mr. Jenkins, who maintains a Martindale Hubbell rating of "AV - Preeminent," has received numerous honors and awards from his peers in the legal and business communities. He has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2014), and has been recognized by Chambers USA (2008-2013) and Michigan Super Lawyers (2007-2013). Most recently, he was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of Michigan's "Leaders in the Law" for 2012.

Mr. Jenkins serves on the board of trustees at the Michigan State University College of Law and serves on the faculty of the State Bar of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He also enjoyed a decade long tenure and served as chairman of the City of Detroit Civil Service Commission, and he currently serves on the board of Henry Ford Health System-West Bloomfield.

Mr. Jenkins is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), the Michigan State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Committee), and the Wolverine Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and various federal district and appeals courts.

Mr. Jenkins received his J.D., cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 1981. He graduated with a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University in 1976. Mr. Jenkins also earned a Certificate, Executive Education Program in Mergers and Acquisitions, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2001.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

• Inducted into the Michigan Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers

• Ranked AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell

• Named to Human Resource Executive's "Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list in 2011 and 2012

• Trustee, Henry Ford Health System - West Bloomfield 2009 - Present

• Trustee, Michigan State University College of Law - 2000 - Present

• Listed in Chambers USA, 2008-2013

• Listed among Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2014

• Trustee, Black Family Development, Inc 2004 - 2010

• Member, City of Detroit Civil Service Commission 1999 - 2009

• MSU Law College BALSA Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

• Crain's Detroit Business Best Lawyers

• Michigan Super Lawyers - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Bar & Professional Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2007-Present

Michigan State Bar Association
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Labor & Employment Law Faculty, Member, 1994-Present

Wolverine Bar Association



(Also at Southfield Office)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Automotive
  • Higher Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-936-1921  Phone
248-936-1901  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Executive Certificate, 2001; Mergers and Acquisitions; Michigan State University, J.D., cum laude, 1981; Dean's List, 1974
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
1982, Michigan - E.D. Mich.; 1984, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2008, Michigan - W.D. Mich.; 1981, Michigan; 1992, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Michigan State Bar Association
•Wolverine Bar Association

Birth Information:
1954
ISLN:
906178704

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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