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Gillian P. Yee Joins Jackson Lewis in Detroit

DETROIT, MI (July 26, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Gillian P. Yee has joined the firm’s Detroit office as a Principal. Formerly a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Yee has extensive experience providing employment-related counseling and litigation services to management in a wide range of areas, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements; medical leaves and accommodations; and wage and hour laws. 

"Gillian is an exceptionally talented workplace attorney whose considerable litigation and counseling experience and standing in the local legal community will enhance the depth of client service we are able to provide in Michigan,” said Marlo Johnson Roebuck, Detroit Office Managing Principal. “Just as significantly, Gillian’s public commitment to diversity within the legal profession closely aligns with Jackson Lewis’, and we look forward to sharing her passion for promoting and nurturing inclusion initiatives with our attorneys as well as with our clients."

Ms. Yee, who has been recognized as the exclusive winner of the Client Choice Award for Employment & Benefits in Michigan since 2015, focuses her practice on protecting her clients’ interests in state and federal courts and arbitration; however, she also regularly represents employers in pre-litigation matters and routinely provides advice and counsel on both the legal issues and the practical considerations confronting employers to avoid litigation. She regularly advises management on employee issues, the strategic implementation of policies and procedures and litigation avoidance. Ms. Yee is particularly experienced in legal nuances and business constraints as they relate to enforcing and invalidating restrictive covenants.

At Ogletree, Ms. Yee was Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Resource Group supporting Asian-American attorneys and the Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador for the Detroit office. In 2010, Ms. Yee was part of an effort to revitalize the Michigan Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MAPABA) after several years of inactivity, serving as its Vice President and President. Since stepping down from the executive board in 2016, she continues to lead MAPABA's efforts to connect APA attorneys practicing in Michigan. In addition, she sits on the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the National Pacific American Bar Association.

Ms. Yee received her J.D. from Wayne State University and her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan.

Jackson Lewis’ Detroit office can be reached at (248) 936-1900.

About Jackson Lewis 
Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 850 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice. 

Additional information about the firm can be found at jacksonlewis.com.

For more information, please contact:
Lara Hamm, Director of Communications and Public Relations
T: (267) 319-7803 / E: Lara.Hamm@jacksonlewis.com

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