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Detroit–February 15, 2019– Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., is pleased to announce that partner Susan D. Koval has been named to the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) board of directors. As a board member, Koval will help guide decisions on policies and procedures of the organization and assist in the recruitment of corporate sponsors, corporate and public entity partners, and affiliate members and advisory council members.
Koval is a management-side employment litigator with more than 30 years of legal experience. She has defended employers against claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, FMLA and wage and hour claims before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including class action lawsuits. In addition to an accomplished trial practice—often resulting in voluntarily dismissals by plaintiffs during or immediately following depositions, the entry of summary dismissals by trial judges, favorable verdicts for employers, and victories on appeal—Koval conducts workplace investigations and trains employers’ workforces on discrimination and harassment in the workplace and other employment issues.
Koval is a member of the American Bar Association–Labor and Employment Law Section Litigation Section and Law Practice Management Section; a member of the Associated General Contractors of Michigan Legal Advisory Committee; a member of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan; and a member of the State Bar of Michigan–Labor and Employment Law Section and Litigation Section. She holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating of 5.0/5.0 and has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer eight times, most recently in 2018. Koval was also named a Leading Lawyer in Michigan, 2018, in Employment Management, and is a Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law” Class of 2015 member.
Koval is a presenter and guest lecturer on a variety of employment topics and has published articles on employment law matters, including an article about employers’ obligations to transgender employees, which was published nationally by Employment Law360. She participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure activities and contributes considerable support to breast cancer research. She previously served as a volunteer mediator for the EEOC mediation program and has also volunteered her time to high school youth groups.
Koval holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from West Liberty State College in West Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law. She is a resident of Northville.
Founded in 2001, the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. NAMWOLF assists its law firm members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel and other legal trade associations. Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps empower minority and women owned law firms.
About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.