Mary Ellen Gurewitz joined Sachs Waldman in 1979, became a shareholder in 1984, has served on its Board of Directors and is currently of counsel to the firm.
Ms. Gurewitz represents labor organizations in both the private and public sectors. She represents clients in all forums, including before state and federal trial and appellate courts, in arbitration, and in administrative practice before the National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission. In addition, she has frequently written and spoken on labor law subjects to lawyers, law students, and union officers and members.
Ms. Gurewitz also practices in the field of political and election law. She provides representation to the Michigan Democratic Party and has represented many candidates, candidate committees, and ballot question committees in election related matters, including ballot access, campaign finance, and election canvasses and recounts. She has represented union and political clients in many cases raising both federal and state constitutional issues and has argued these cases at all levels of the Michigan Court System, as well as in the Federal District Courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Gurewitz graduated, Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan in 1965, with a B.A. in Economics. She graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1974. She clerked for Judge James P. Churchill of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. From 1975 until 1979 she worked as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, Seventh Region, in Detroit, Michigan.