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Marlo Johnson Roebuck

Office Managing Principal

P 248-936-1928
F 248-936-1901


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 almost two decades of legal experience, Ms. Roebuck's representation includes employment advice and counseling as well as employment litigation. She has successfully represented employers in the health care, financial and professional services, automotive, retail, real estate, education, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries from internal investigations all the way through trial and appeal. She has attained on behalf of clients no cause verdicts in court and arbitration, and summary judgment, as well as procured reasonable settlements in mediation. She has also acted as in-house counsel for small business and worked on-site at a large, multi-state employer handling all termination decisions. Her extensive workplace law practice has taken on an increasing focus on the matrix of laws governing the privacy, security, and management of data, and she has been licensed as a Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) with the international Association of Privacy Professionals. She also trains senior leadership and human resource professionals on maintaining compliance with EEO policies and is a frequently sought after contributor, speaker, and author on preventing unlawful harassment, making religious accommodations, handling tricky termination, employment remedies, and settlement negotiations.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Roebuck had her own practice where she acted as in-house counsel to small businesses. 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 group. 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

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," (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 26, 2018
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Gillian P. Yee Joins Jackson Lewis in Detroit

July 26, 2018

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... Read More

April 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

April 30, 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

December 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... 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

May 24, 2016

Supreme Court: Constructive Discharge Limitations Period Begins with Notice of Resignation

May 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the statute of limitations for an employee’s Title VII constructive discharge claim begins on the date of the employee’s notice of resignation. Green v. Brennan, No. 14-613 (May 23, 2016). Background on Constructive Discharge Federal anti-discrimination statutes specifically... Read More