Butzel's Sweeny named firm principal in Ann Arbor

Butzel Long has announced that Bethany Steffke Sweeny of its Ann Arbor office has been named a principal. Previously, Sweeny was an associate attorney with Butzel Long.

Sweeny concentrates her practice in the area of labor and employment law, focusing on employment litigation involving state and federal claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination, as well as FMLA and whistleblower claims.

She has represented employers in front of various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and other state agencies. She also provides employers with general advice regarding employment law issues and litigation avoidance.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Sweeny had an extensive career in higher education, including work as a foundation fundraiser at Yale University, a corporate and foundation fundraiser at the University of Michigan and as the program manager for an international multidisciplinary program for graduate students at the University of Michigan Business School.

Sweeny also served as the assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Michigan.

She is a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Law (J.D., 2001), The University of Michigan School of Social Work (M.S.W., 1994), and Kalamazoo College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1992).

Published: Thu, Mar 11, 2010