Clayton joins Rhoades McKee as an Associate and member of the Employment Law Team. As an employment litigator, she helps employers with a wide variety of legal issues, including complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as well as claims of unpaid wages. In addition, she routinely assists clients with creating personnel policies, employee handbooks, and various work-related agreements and navigating the ever-changing landscape of state and local employment laws.
Prior to joining Rhoades McKee, Clayton was in private practice at a large firm and spent many years as a judicial clerk in state and federal courts, most recently in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
In addition to being licensed in Illinois and Minnesota, she is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the Minnesota Women Lawyers Pay Equity Initiative. Clayton completed her Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in Canada, her Master of Arts from Northern Illinois University, and her Juris Doctor from UIC Law.
Russell joins Rhoades McKee as an Associate and member of the Business and Corporate Services Team assisting business owners with navigating the corporate landscape including but not limited to new entity formation, asset purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation transactions.
Prior to joining Rhoades McKee, Russell was in-house counsel for a small business in West Michigan that purchased and sold aircraft, aircraft engines, and aircraft components. He negotiated and drafted contracts for numerous aircraft, engine and component transactions; oversaw the business’s risk management program, quality and trade compliance department, and COVID-19 response; and helped the management team navigate issues that occur every day when running a business.
A graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Grand Valley State University, Russell is currently a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Air and Space Law and Business Law Section.More News Posts