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Arlene Switzer Steinfield Elected as Treasurer of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

November 14, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Arlene Switzer Steinfield, Dallas-based Senior Counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, was recently elected to serve as the Treasurer of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Her term will commence January 1, 2019. The appointment puts Steinfield in line to become President of the College in 2022.

Steinfield has a long history of service to the College, having been inducted as a Fellow in 2005 and serving on its Board of Governors since 2015. She also previously chaired the College’s Fifth Circuit Credentials Committee, served as the Regional Activities Coordinator for the Fifth Circuit, served on the Board Credentials Committee, and has co-chaired its Strategic Planning Committee since 2016.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a national nonprofit professional association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, whose members are considered the leading lawyers in the practice of labor and employment law. Its peer-nominated membership consists of approximately 1,500 Fellows from the United States and Canada who have demonstrated exceptional professional service to clients, and to the profession, bench and the public, as well as maintaining superlative professional qualifications and ethical standards, accompanied by the highest levels of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Steinfield has more than 40 years of experience representing management in labor and employment law. In her practice, she litigates employment discrimination cases and workplace disputes in state and federal court, conducts employment law compliance training, counsels employers on preventative compliance strategies, and appears frequently on behalf of employers before numerous administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Steinfield is also a Fellow of the American, Texas and Dallas Bar Foundations and is a Trustee with the Texas International Theatrical Arts Society. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as a Leader in Labor and Employment for a decade, and by The Best Lawyers of America® and Texas Super Lawyers® each year since 2003, including being listed in the Texas Super Lawyers®  “Top 100 Lawyers in Texas” (2011), the “Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas/Fort Worth” (2011-2013), and the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas” (2010-2013, 2015, 2017).

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 the American Criminal Law Review.