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Marlo Johnson Roebuck

Office Managing Principal
Detroit

P 248-936-1928
F 248-936-1901
Marlo.Roebuck@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Marlo Johnson Roebuck is the Office Managing Principal of the Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers on the myriad of laws governing the workplace, including but not limited to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.​

With over 20 years of legal experience behind her, Ms. Roebuck is an experienced litigator and employment law adviser to employers of all sizes. She has successfully represented employers in the health care, financial, professional services, automotive, retail, real estate, higher education, manufacturing and life science industries from internal investigations all the way through trial and appeal. She has attained summary judgment and no cause verdicts at trial and arbitration on behalf of clients, as well as procured reasonable settlements in mediation. Ms. Roebuck has also gained a view from the inside by working on-site at a large, multi-state employers reviewing all termination recommendations. Her extensive workplace law practice also includes a focus on the matrix of laws governing the privacy, security, and management of data. When she is not in the court room, she trains senior leadership and human resource professionals on maintaining compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity policies and is a frequently sought after contributor, speaker, and author on preventing unlawful harassment, making religious accommodations, handling tricky terminations, employment law remedies, and best practices in hiring and inclusivness in the workplace. She is co-chair of the firm’s African American Attorney Resource Group.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Roebuck had her own practice where she acted as in-house counsel to small business owners. Before that, Ms. Roebuck was an associate and then of counsel to a labor and employment boutique firm in Michigan. She began her legal career as an associate in the Chicago office of a national law firm in its labor and employment and general litigation practice groups. Ms. Roebuck began her professional career as a financial analyst and property accountant at a Fortune 100 company.

While attending law school, she served as the business manager and an articles and notes editor of the DePaul Law Review. Ms. Roebuck clerked for Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Blanche Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Honors and Recognitions

  • “Top Women Attorneys of Michigan”
  • Who's Who Black Detroit, Top Counselors At Law
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Wolverine Bar Association, Scholarship Committee Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Eastern District of Michigan, Pro Bono Recognition, 2013-2015
  • Mosaic Youth Theatre, Board Member

Published Works

  • "The Impact of Employees Left to Their Own Devices: Top Ten BYOD Considerations," ACC.com (July 14, 2014) [Co-Author]
  • "Supreme Court Continues to Broaden Scope of Title VII Retaliation Claims," State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment Lawnotes (Summer 2011) [Author]
  • "Michigan Court Provides Guidance on the Application of the Medical Marijuana Act," State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment Lawnotes (Summer 2011) [Author]

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July 24, 2019
LegalNews.com

Marlo Johnson Roebuck Comments on Implications of Michigan's New Medical Marijuana Laws

July 24, 2019

Marlo Johnson Roebuck comments on the implications of Michigan's new medical marijuana laws and its impact on workplace drug policies in "Employment Attorneys Clear the Smoke on State's New Marijuana Laws," published by Legalnews.com. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 3, 2019
Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Marlo Johnson Roebuck Comments on Increased Marijuana Legalization and its Impact on Workplace Drug Policies

July 3, 2019

Marlo Johnson Roebuck comments on the increased legalization of cannabis and its impact on employers' drug policies going forward in "Employment attorneys clear the smoke on new marijuana laws," published by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 25, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

April 25, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 25, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.... Read More

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November 12, 2018

Voters in Three States Approve Marijuana Laws on Election Day

November 12, 2018

Three states approved new marijuana laws on Election Day 2018. Voters approved medical marijuana laws in Missouri and Utah, while Michigan voters approved a recreational marijuana law. Michigan: Recreational Marijuana Michigan Proposal 1 was passed by a majority (approximately 55% “Yes” and 45% “No”). Proposal 1, the Michigan... Read More

May 14, 2017

Ransomware Attacks: Prevention and Preparedness

May 14, 2017

Several years ago, cyber criminals developed a profitable form of malware, now known as ransomware. A “ransomware” attack occurs when a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts its data, preventing the owner from accessing it unless the victim pays a sum of money, usually in the form of bitcoins. The FBI... Read More