About Donald Lawless

Donald Lawless is a partner and vice chair of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the pharmaceutical and health, food processing, manufacturing, higher education, and service industries. His traditional labour experience is extensive and includes contract negotiation, grievance arbitration, defense of unfair labour practice charges, and union avoidance. Don advises on workforce restructurings and works with clients on a broad range of civil rights compliance and defense, with sub-specialties in ADA compliance, facility and programme access under Titles II and III of the ADA, FMLA compliance, and employment-related contracts and policies. He also represents multi-national auto parts manufacturers, major global brands, and universities in OSHA-related compliance and appeals. Don is a board member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.


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