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Arlene Switzer Steinfield Elected to College of Labor and Employment Lawyers' Board of Governors

November 24, 2014

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Arlene Switzer Steinfield, Dallas-based Senior Counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, was elected to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers’ Board of Governors. She will serve two three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

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 1,300 Fellows from 45 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, who was inducted as a Fellow of the College in 2005, has chaired the College’s Fifth Circuit Credentials Committee, and currently serves as the Regional Activities Coordinator for the Fifth Circuit. She is also a member of the American Employment Law Council.

The College’s Board of Governors consists of 16 Fellows representing four distinct constituencies: management, unions, individual employees, and neutrals, who include government officials, arbitrators, mediators and scholars. Steinfield was elected as one of four Board members representing the management constituency.

“I am very excited to begin my term as a member of the Board and to work to carry out the mission of the College,” said Steinfield. “It is a true honor being elected to serve with some of the most distinguished leaders in the Labor and Employment Law Bar.”

Steinfield has more than 35 years of experience in 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. She also serves as an independent investigator of internal workplace harassment and discrimination complaints, and as a mediator in workplace disputes.

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.

Other Dykema attorneys who are Fellows in the College are Robert Boonin, a member in Dykema’s Detroit office, and retired member Joseph A. Ritok, Jr.