Labor and Employment Lawyer William M. Thacker Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

February 16, 2010

Dickinson Wright PLLC welcomes attorney William M. Thacker as a Member of the firm. Mr. Thacker practices labor and employment law, with an emphasis on health care and educational institutions, and will be located in the firm's Ann Arbor office.

Mr. Thacker advises clients on the day-to-day application of federal and state employment statutes and regulations, represents clients in employment litigation, assists clients in developing and drafting employment contracts and non-compete agreements, and litigates issues arising out of such agreements. He also negotiates collective bargaining agreements, represents clients in grievance arbitration proceedings and counsels clients on collective bargaining agreement construction and application.

Mr. Thacker was lead counsel in the landmark Oakwood case regarding the appropriate standard for determining supervisory status under the National Labor Relations Act, and regularly advises health care clients on the many issues to be evaluated in the union representation process. He has litigated numerous issues before the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of health care institutions and other clients in various industries.

Mr. Thacker has represented clients in numerous employment litigation matters in both state and federal courts in Michigan and Ohio, as well as in administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies.

Mr. Thacker, a frequent lecturer, received his B.A. from Bowling Green State University and his J.D. from the University of Toledo, magna cum laude.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.

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