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Robert A. Boonin is a member of the Dykema Gossett law firm and is based in its Ann Arbor and Detroit offices.  Rob graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, and also holds a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  As a lawyer representing public sector and private sector employers for over 30 years, Rob has litigated employment law matters before federal and state courts across the nation, and he regularly counsels clients on such issues as discrimination, FMLA compliance, union matters and wage and hour matters. 

Rob is a recognized leader in his field.  For instance: he is on the Chambers USA list of top employment law attorneys; he is listed as a Best Lawyer in Employment Law; he has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as one of Michigan’s “Super Lawyers” on labor and employment law matters; he is a Fellow and a Past-President of the Litigation Counsel of America, and is a founder and a Past Chair of its Wage and Hour Defense Institute;  he is a Past Chair of the Michigan State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section; and he is a Fellow of the distinguished American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.   Rob also is currently Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s FLSA Subcommittee and serves as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of its Midwinter Report, and he is also a chapter editor of the legal treatise Employment Discrimination.  In addition, Rob is a regular presenter at professional conferences throughout the nation, including SHRM’s annual conferences, on wage and hour matters.