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Connie M. Cessante

Detroit, Michigan

Connie M. Cessante, a member of the firm's labor and employment practice group, advises management on a variety of day-to-day employment issues and litigates employment-related claims. She has defended an array of employment claims under federal and state law, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wage and hour laws, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge. She also counsels employers on matters relating to the employment relationship; drafts, advises, and trains clients on personnel policies; conducts workplace training; and performs workplace investigations. Ms. Cessante's awards and honors include AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; "The Best Lawyers in America" since 2009 in the field of labor and management employment; Michigan Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2010; Top Lawyer by "Dbusiness in 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2013; Top Rated Lawyer in the area of labor and employment law by "Fortune" magazine in 2013; and Top Women Attorneys in Michigan in employment litigation defense by "Hour Detroit" magazine in 2014 and 2016. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Labor and Employment Law Section and the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment, and the Defense Research Institute.