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Overview

Overview

Patrice Arend is an attorney in our Employment & Labor and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups. She specializes in commercial disputes and employment litigation, advising clients on employment-related issues, including hiring, termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour issues, Family and Medical Leave Act, employee handbooks, and confidentiality and non-compete agreements. Patrice is a seasoned advocate, having represented public and private businesses of all sizes in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and provides comprehensive counsel and strategic planning in all matters pertaining to employment and labor law issues. Before coming to Jaffe, Patrice served as a staff attorney for the Supreme Court of Illinois.

 

 

Education & Admissions

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago- Kent College of Law
    J.D., with honors
    Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review
    Moot Court Honors Society
  • Wayne State University
    M.A. in Economics
  • Wayne State University
    B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Significant Matters

Significant Matters

  • Perry v. Jaguar of Troy, 353 F.3d 510 (2003), summary judgment affirmed in favor of employer on a claim of FMLA interference
  • Triple A. Intern, Inc. v. Democratic Republic of Congo721 F.3d 415, (6th Cir. 2013), summary judgment affirmed dismissing claim against the DRC on sovereign immunity grounds

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Illinois State Bar Association 

News

News

Publications

  • “Employment Issues Abound Even in the Wake of Economic Turnaround,” Authors: Patrice Arend, Nicole Folely and James Parks, Aspatore Special Report, February (2015)
  • “Survey of Michigan Law June 1, 2001—May 31, 2002: Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Wayne State University Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 2 (2003)
  • “Workplace Discrimination in the Aftermath of 9/11,” Detroiter Online (2003)
  • “Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability,” Authors: Patrice Arend and Kathleen Holper, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 87 (1999)
  • “Balancing Alcoholics’ Rights and Employer Liability under Anti-Discrimination Laws,” Authors: Patrice Arend and Kathleen Holper, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 86 (1998)
  • “Defamation in an Age of Political Correctness: Should a False Public Statement that a Person is Gay be Defamatory,” Northern Illinois University Law Review, Vol. 18 (1997)