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Gary S. Fealk

Member,Troy

T 248-743-6060 F 248-743-6002248-743-6060

Practices & Industries
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, M.L.I.R. (Master of Labor & Industrial Relations)
  • Michigan State University, B.S.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

Gary Fealk practices in all areas of labor and employment litigation on behalf of private and public sector employers.

He has particular expertise in union/management relations including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) and in multi-employer benefit fund collection actions. He has extensive experience defending discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims in state and federal courts and before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He also represents employers in cases involving non-competition agreements, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • Fellow, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (2018-present)
  • Member, American Employment Law Council
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2023, Employment Law-Management
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2015-present, Employment & Labor
  • DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2021-2022, Labor and Employment Law
  • Fellow, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (2018-present)
  • Leading Lawyers, Employment Law: Management, Labor Law: Management
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association-Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
  • Associated General Contractors Legal Advisory Committee
Selected Publications
  • Co-Editor, Michigan Employment Law Letter, 2015-present (contributing author, 1997-2014)
  • Co-chapter editor, Workplace Harassment Law (ABA-BNA)
  • Contributing author, Developing Labor Law (ABA-BNA)
  • Contributing author, Employment Discrimination Law (ABA-BNA)
  • Co-author, The Role of External Law in Arbitration and Judicial Review, (BNA, 2005) (presented and published in the 2005 Proceedings of the National Academy of Arbitrators)
  • Contributing author, Employment Litigation in Michigan, 2nd ed. and cumulative supplements (ICLE)
Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Presented to numerous employer associations on employment law topics in 2021 and 2022
  • Covid-19 Employment Issues Webinars presented to numerous employer associations, April-June, 2020
  • “Labor and Employment law update”, Blue Water H.R. Association
  • “Responding to Retaliation Claims,” BLR Publications webinar, August 2019
  • “Developments in NLRB Joint Employment Law,” Oakland County Bar Association Employment Law Committee Program, 2018
  • “New Developments in NLRB Law,” Oakland County Bar Association Employment Law Committee, 2014
  • “FMLA Master Class,” BLR Publications Seminar, May 2014
  • “Sixth Circuit Employment Law Update,” American Corporate Counsel Association/Federal Bar Association-Eastern District of Michigan program
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, seminar on Advanced Topics before the NLRB

 

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, M.L.I.R. (Master of Labor & Industrial Relations)
  • Michigan State University, B.S.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • State Bar of Michigan