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Dennis M. Devaney Joins Varnum's Metro Detroit Office

January 22, 2013

Varnum is pleased to announce that attorney Dennis M. Devaney has joined Varnum's Metro Detroit office. Devaney has over 25 years experience practicing labor and employment law. His accomplished career includes working in  private practice, public policy, and legal education.

Over the past 25 years, Devaney practiced in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida, and Detroit. He has represented clients in labor and employment disputes, in litigation and on legislative and regulatory matters. His labor and employment practice has focused on union corporate campaigns, unfair labor practice and representation case litigation, duty of fair representation, contract negotiations, arbitrations, and labor advice with respect to the structuring of corporate transactions and employment discrimination. He has litigated cases before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal courts.

Devaney's experience in public policy is noteworthy. He served as Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission, was a Board Member on the National Labor Relations Board for five years, and served as General Counsel for the Federal Labor Relations Authority. 

Among his accomplishments, Devaney has taught as an Associate Professor at Wayne State University Law School and a Fulbright Scholar at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. Devaney has also acted as a visiting professor at George Washington University, Boston University Law School, Cornell Law School, Tulane Law School, Wayne State University Law School, and Cooley Law School.

Devaney is rated AV Preeminent (highest possible) by Martindale Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional experience. He has been listed since 2005 in Best Lawyers of America and Michigan Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow of both the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the Michigan Bar Foundation. Devaney received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Maryland.

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