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Jim serves as special counsel to a large international union, advising the union on complex internal benefit matters, and providing representation in national benefit-related negotiations. Among other notable achievements on behalf of clients, he negotiated a pension benefit settlement that averted the need for a strike in a major U.S. port, and has prepared and presented numerous pension benefit deadlock arbitrations on behalf of union trustees.
A frequent lecturer, Jim has spoken at employee benefit seminars sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and by Harvard Law School. As a law student at the University of Michigan, he served as a note editor of the Michigan Law Review, publishing two pieces of his own in the publication. Jim completed his undergraduate education at University of Michigan, graduating with high distinction and being named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He later earned an LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.
Jim has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® in the fields of Labor and Employment Law (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) since 2006.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1995||05/11/2016|
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1994||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2006|
|Note Editor||Michigan Law Review||1992|
|Harry S. Truman Scholar||Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation||1988|
|Partner||Willig, Williams & Davidson||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Willig, Williams & Davidson||1995 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, US District Judge, EDMI||1993 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Association||N/A||1993 - Present|
|Michigan Law Review||Note: The Charge-Filing Requirement of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: Accrual and Equitable Modification||1993|
|Michigan Law Review||Book Notice||1993|
|Villanova University School of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||1999|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Michigan Law School||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy||Legal Developments||N/A|