Robert A. Boonin, member, Dykema | Speaker

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Robert A. Boonin is a member of the national law firm of Dykema Gossett and is based in its Ann Arbor office. Rob is an honors graduate from The University of Michigan Law School, holds a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of the.  Practicing law for over 35 years, Rob has litigated employment law matters before federal and state courts across the nation, handles all forms of union matters for employers, and regularly counsels clients on such issues as discrimination, FMLA compliance, and wage and hour law. 

Rob is a recognized leader in his field.  For instance, he is: on the Chambers USA list of top employment law attorneys; listed as a Best Lawyer in Employment Law; repeatedly recognized by his peers as one of Michigan’s “Super Lawyers” in labor and employment law; a Fellow and a Past-President of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Past Chair of its Wage and Hour Defense Institute; a Past Chair of the Michigan Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section; and he is a Fellow of the distinguished American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Rob also is currently a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Ccommittee (which covers FLSA matters), and serves as an Editor of the most recognized authority on the FLSA, the Bloomberg BNA legal treatise – The Fair Labor Standards Act. In addtion, he is also a chapter editor of the highly regarded legal treatise – Employment Discrimination.