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Michael W. Groebe is a senior counsel and employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Groebe handles cases and provides counseling relating to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), non-competes/trade secrets, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state and federal employment discrimination laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). He is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, the Automotive Industry Team, and the Trade Secret/Non-Compete Specialty Practice.


Mr. Groebe has successfully handled non-compete/trade secret matters in several jurisdictions. Many of the employers represented by Mr. Groebe are next-generation manufacturers who understand the value and necessity of protecting their confidential, proprietary and trade secret information.

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FOLEY & LARDNER LLP

500 Woodward Avenue
Suite 2700
Detroit, MI, 48226

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200301/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Employment & LaborMichigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® edition2015
Rising Star - Employment & LaborMichigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® edition2014
Rising Star - Employment & LaborMichigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® edition2013
Rising Star - Employment & LaborMichigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® edition2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselFoley & Lardner, LLP2012 - Present
AssociateFoley & Lardner, LLP2006 - 2012
AssociateClark Hill PLC2003 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oakland County Bar FoundationFellow2012 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Foley & Lardner LLP Dashboard InsightsTop Legal Issues Facing Suppliers in 20152015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Staying Union-Free Takes Proactive Steps By Employers2014
IndustryWeekThe Dirty Little Secret About Trade Secrets2014
Manufacturing.netFive Common Mistakes Employers Make Regarding The WARN Act2013
Manufacturing.netHave Your Safeguards For Protecting Confidential Information Kept Pace?2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Next-Generation Manufacturers Must Protect Secrets2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Keeping Guns Out Of The Workplace – Not So Fast2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesImplications of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace2015
ERE MediaLet’s Talk Confidential Information And Trade Secrets2015
Clear Law InstituteMarijuana in the Workplace2015
Clear Law InstituteMarijuana in the Workplace2015
Clear Law InstituteMarijuana’s Increasing Impact on the Workplace2015
Ninth Annual State of the Law Update, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACCA) – Michigan ChapterState of the Law Update: Labor and Employment2014
Lorman Education ServicesMedical Marijuana’s Impact on the Workplace: Guidance for Employers Dealing With the Haze of Weed Laws2014
Foley Labor & Employment Law SummitMedical Marijuana in the Workplace2014
Celesq AttorneysEd CenterClearing the Haze of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: What In-House Employment Lawyers Should Know2014
Celesq AttorneysEd CenterMarijuana's Potential Impact on the Workplace Continues to Expand in 2014: Tips for In-House Employment Counsel2014
AIM at Risk Regional Briefing SeriesThe Mobile Workplace – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Social Media, and Telecommuting2014
Eighth Annual State of the Law Update, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACCA) – Michigan ChapterEnforcement of Non-Compete Agreements: Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Trying to Enforce Non-Compete Agreements2013
Center for Competitive ManagementEmployer’s Guide to Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: When Employees Have the Right to Inhale2012
Sixth Annual State of the Law Update, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACCA) – Michigan ChapterState of the Law Update: Labor and Employment State of the Law Update2011
Foley & Lardner LLP 2011 Employment Law UpdateDon’t Get Lost in the Weed: Medical Marijuana & the Workplace2011
Center for Competitive ManagementMedical Marijuana and the Law: Dealing with Weed in the Workplace2011