The Anatomy of a Retaliation Claim: Before, During, and After

Speaker Biographies

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Gloria Hage has been the General Counsel at Eastern Michigan University since 2010.  Prior to joining EMU, she was Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the University of Michigan, serving both the central campus and Health System legal offices.  After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, she began her career at the law firm of Butzel Long, where she practiced in the area of labor, employment, and benefits law.  She is currently the Vice-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section.


Mike Sullivan FINAL

Michael C. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience representing employers, including colleges and universities, as a partner at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, LLP in San Diego.  He regularly advises his clients on discipline and discharges, conducting internal investigations, workplace safety issues and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Sullivan has handled over 500 employment cases, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, whistleblowing, sexual harassment and defamation.  He has tried over 25 employment cases before juries, judges and arbitrators.  Mr. Sullivan also provides management training to clients on the full spectrum of employment issues.  He has recently trained clients on conducting internal investigations, managing employees, sexual harassment, and proper classification of employees.  Mr. Sullivan has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law for 12 years, teaching Employment Law and Employment Discrimination.