Bodman PLC Admits Five New Members
Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Michelle L. Kolkmeyer, Alexandra C. Markel, Christopher J. Rambus, Rebecca C. Seguin-Skrabucha, and Kyle W. Traver have been admitted as members of the firm.
All were previously senior associates with Bodman.
Kolkmeyer practices in Bodman’s Troy office and is a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Workplace Law practice groups. She counsels corporate clients in connection with employment law matters and represents them in commercial litigation matters. Before joining Bodman she was in-house litigation and employment counsel to a large health insurance company where she counseled the human resources, compensation, and benefits departments on various legal issues. She also served as defense counsel in matters involving complex healthcare, pharmacy benefit management, and employment issues and litigated a complex class action involving wage/hour and other employment-related claims.
Kolkmeyer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America-Ones to Watch under Labor and Employment Law – Management. She is a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School and earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.
Markel is based in Bodman’s Detroit office and is a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She represents a variety of business clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including antitrust matters, insurance and ERISA disputes, contract matters, and a broad range of other commercial and business disputes. She is also a significant contributor to Bodman’s pro bono program. Markel frequently represents pro bono clients in connection with expungement screenings under Michigan’s “Clean Slate” statute and in matters involving constitutional and prisoner rights issues.
Markel is listed in The Best Lawyers in America-Ones to Watch under Commercial Litigation and in Michigan Rising Stars under General Litigation. She earned her law degree and her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan.
Rambus practices in Bodman’s Detroit office and is a member of the High Net Worth Practice Group. He represents individual clients in connection with estate planning and related tax matters and the administration of complex trusts and estates. Before becoming an attorney, he worked as a client services executive with a global business consulting firm, as a sales and marketing Intern with an international software company, and as a development intern and small banking liaison for the Urban Affairs Coalition, a Philadelphia-based community development organization.
Rambus is listed in The Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch under Trusts and Estates and Tax Law. He is a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Amherst College.
Seguin-Skrabucha is based in Bodman’s Troy office and is a member of the Workplace Law Practice Group. She advises employers on compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws. She also defends employers on a variety of employment claims before state and federal courts and before administrative agencies including the EEOC and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. She has represented employers in disputes involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and alleged violations of the FLMA, ADA, ADEA, and FLSA.
Seguin-Skrabucha is listed in The Best Lawyers in America-Ones to Watch under Labor and Employment Law-Management and in DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” under Labor and Employment Law. She earned her law degree and her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan.
Traver is based in Bodman’s Troy office and is a member of the Enterprise Procurement Group. He represents business clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a broad range of commercial contracts, including vendor contracts for goods and services. While in law school, he interned in the legal department of a Fortune 500 company where he reviewed and edited corporate contracts, performed legal research, and drafted memoranda on domestic and international legal issues.
Traver is active in Love Runs, organized by NorthRidge Church. Love Runs is a ministry that raises money and awareness through participation in the annual Detroit Free Press Marathon to help fight against human trafficking. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy.