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Maurice G. Jenkins

Principal
Detroit

P 248-936-1921
F 248-936-1901
Maurice.Jenkins@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Maurice G. Jenkins is a Principal in the Detroit, Michigan, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law for more than 30 years.

A trial lawyer, Mr. Jenkins, who is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, has first chaired jury trials, labor and civil rights arbitrations, NLRB hearings and state civil rights administrative cases on behalf of employers in such business sectors as automotive (OEM; Tier .5-4 suppliers and retail), pharmaceutical manufacturing, international, national and regional consumer retailers, information technology, telecommunications, gaming, and financial services. Mr. Jenkins also advises and represents employers with respect to strategic labor relations matters, collective bargaining and NLRB litigation.

In addition, Mr. Jenkins has conducted investigations of workplace fatalities, improper conduct on the part of procurement agents, and alleged workplace harassment. He has also handled whistleblower investigations and litigation, investigated alleged financial reporting improprieties, provided assessments and advice with respect to establishing and maintaining effective employee "hotlines" and other internal reporting structures, and evaluated conflict of interest guidelines implemented by various multinational companies. Mr. Jenkins, who formerly served as a member of the ABA's Task Force on Section 307 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), has also handled internal investigations and litigation arising under SOX.

Mr. Jenkins is a seasoned and business savvy lawyer who has been counted upon by companies to assist in achieving important business goals and, if necessary, litigate on their behalf in furtherance of those goals. An accountant before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jenkins began his professional career as a financial and tax analyst at General Motors Corporation and then, after graduating from law school, he advanced to become GM's chief NLRB litigation counsel before embarking on a career in private practice.

While attending law school, Mr. Jenkins participated in Law Review. During his studies at Michigan State University, he was President of the Black Student Business Association.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Crain’s Detroit Business, Best Lawyers
  • Human Resource Executive, “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” (2011-2016)
  • Michigan Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, one of Michigan’s “Leaders in the Law” (2012)
  • MSU Law College BALSA Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
Best Lawyers 2019 - Maurice G. Jenkins
Chambers USA 2019 - Maurice G. Jenkins
Martindale-Hubbell 2019 - Maurice G. Jenkins

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Wolverine Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Black Family Development, Inc., Trustee (2004–2010)
  • City of Detroit Civil Service Commission (1999–2009)
  • Henry Ford Health System – West Bloomfield, Trustee (2009 – Present)
  • Michigan State University College of Law, Trustee (2000 – Present)

Speeches and Presentations

  • Health Care Law Section – State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting (presenter)

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June 4, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized as the Nation's Most Powerful

June 4, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 4, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Chairman Emeritus Vincent A. Cino, along with Principals Neil H. Dishman, Maurice G. Jenkins, René E. Thorne and Richard F. Vitarelli for their inclusion in Human Resource Executive magazine’s “Most Powerful... Read More

April 25, 2019
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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

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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