Varnum partner Maureen Rouse-Ayoub has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 Class of Influential Women of Law. A labor and employment attorney with 30 years of experience, Rouse-Ayoub serves as the leader for Varnum’s Labor and Employment Practice Team.
Influential Women of Law honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, their commitment to their communities and their service to the profession. These honorees are inspiring and accomplished leaders, serve as mentors to others and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono initiatives.
In her practice, Rouse-Ayoub works with employers on all manner of labor and employment issues including labor-management relations, defending employment-related claims, and implementing and enforcing workplace policies. She has significant experience working with companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, automotive, logistics and health care.
Rouse-Ayoub was recently recognized as a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting, widely regarded in the legal industry as a top independent ranking organization. She was the only labor and employment attorney from Michigan to be recognized in the 2022 report and one of just 48 attorneys from around the entire country. She is also regularly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©, DBusiness Top Lawyers and Michigan Super Lawyers.
In addition to her practice, Rouse-Ayoub is a prolific writer and speaker on a variety of labor and employment matters. She regularly provides programming to employers across the state through her work with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and has been invited to speak multiple times to the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Detroit Bar Association. She also serves on the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Health and Human Resources Committee.
Within the broader community, Rouse-Ayoub is active in Northern Michigan Adaptive Sports, a volunteer run non-profit organization that introduces people with disabilities to alpine skiing using adaptive equipment and/or special instruction.
A recognition awards luncheon will honor the Class of 2022 Influential Women of Law on September 23 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. Tickets will be available soon. Profiles of the honorees will appear in a special section in the September 26 issue of MiLW.