Dennis M. Devaney - Varnum LLP

Dennis M. Devaney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 248-567-7825

For more than 25 years, Dennis has represented clients in labor and employment disputes, in litigation and on legislative and regulatory matters. His labor and employment practice focuses on traditional labor law, including representation of clients with respect to matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act. He also represents employers in defense of discrimination claims and with respect to collective bargaining agreement negotiation and administration. Additionally, he counsels employers on all FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ELCRA and other state and federal employment laws and assists in formulating personnel policies.

Dennis also counsels clients on international trade issues and was actively involved in many of the significant international trade initiatives of the last several decades, including creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), bilateral free trade agreements, U.S. – Japan trade relations and WTO Accession and economic sanctions reform.

Dennis is a former Board Member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission. He served as a presidential appointee under four U.S. presidents.

University of Maryland College ParkBA 1968University of Maryland College ParkMBA 1970Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1975
American Employment Law CouncilMichigan Bar FoundationAmerican Bar AssociationState Bar of MichiganMaryland Bar AssociationDistrict of Columbia Bar AssociationOakland County Bar AssociationSociety for Human Resource ManagementLabor and Employment Relations Association, Detroit Chapter

Office Location

39500 High Pointe Boulevard, Suite 350
Novi, MI 48375
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male