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Dykema Adds Top-Tier Labor & Employment Lawyer in Dallas

Arlene Switzer Steinfield Brings 35 Years of Experience Representing Employers; Specializes in Employment Discrimination, Harassment Litigation

March 20, 2014

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces the addition of Arlene Switzer Steinfield as senior counsel in its Labor & Employment Practice Group, resident in Dykema’s Dallas office. Steinfield joins Dykema from Cox Smith, a commercial law firm in Texas.

Steinfield has practiced exclusively in labor and employment law for more than 35 years, representing employers in a variety of labor and employment law matters, including state and federal litigation of workplace disputes. Her practice focuses on employment discrimination and harassment litigation, and advising employers on proactive measures to avoid liability. Steinfield also has experience with common law actions involving restrictive covenants, nondisclosure agreements, wrongful termination, breach of contract, workplace torts and whistleblower claims.

In addition, Steinfield serves as an independent investigator of internal workplace harassment and discrimination complaints, and suspected misconduct. She also represents employers in arbitrations in both union and non-union settings, serves as a mediator for workplace disputes and conducts supervisory training for clients.

“We are very pleased to welcome Arlene to Dykema," said Bill Finkelstein, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Dallas office. "Not only is she highly experienced in matters across the full spectrum of labor and employment law, but her skill in helping clients resolve workplace conflicts—or avoid them altogether—is exceptional.” 

Steinfield represents clients in a broad array of businesses and industries, including professional services firms, health care practice groups and hospitals, private schools, energy companies, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers and financial services.

Steinfield is active in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, for which she chaired the Fifth Circuit Credentials Committee for the past four years, and now serves as the Chair of the Fifth Circuit Regional Activities Committee. She is also a member of the American Employment Law Council.

Steinfield received a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Rochester, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served on the Executive Editorial Board of American Criminal Law Review.