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Labor and Employment Attorney

Ashleigh is an associate attorney with a labor and employment practice and additional experience in corporate and higher education matters. She is experienced in workplace investigations, defending clients in grievance arbitrations, and successful resolution of employment-related disputes. She also advises clients on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and other workplace matters, including effective employee handbooks and policies, discrimination, disability accommodation, and wage-hour issues.

In addition to her labor and employment practice, Ashleigh has experience in general business and transactional matters and also works with school districts and institutions of higher education. In her representation of educational institutions, Ashleigh assists with student affairs, school discipline issues, and specialized matters of compliance, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).

For more information, please contact Ashleigh Draft at 616/336-6627 or aedraft@varnumlaw.com

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Michigan State University School of Law, Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility

Community Involvement

Baxter Community Center, Board

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association, former Board

News & Publications

News

Publications

Industries

Clerkships

  • Michigan Appeals Court, Judge Jane Beckering

Education

Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., summa cum laude, 2019

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois
M.A., 2007

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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