Education

Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude; Order of the Coif; Dean’s Scholar; Lombard Fellow; Donald E. Barris Trial Competition Winner, 2007
  • The Wayne Law Review, Assistant Editor, Senior Articles Editor; Student Trial Advocacy Program, Executive Board Member, 2007-2008
Kalamazoo College, B.A.
  • Political Science
  • Study Abroad Program, Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany

Prior Employment

  • Jackson Lewis P.C., Associate, 2011-2015
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Associate, 2008-2011

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

  • Labor and Employment Section 

Detroit Bar Association

  • Director, 2017-present
  • Barristers Section President, 2016-17

Interlaw, an international association of 70 independent law firms

  • Firm NextGen representative
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Overview

Kim Yourchock is a labor and employment attorney focusing her practice on advising employers with respect to a wide variety of workplace issues. In her practice, Kim:

  • Counsels and advises employers regarding best employment practices, including relative to FMLA compliance, ADA compliance, disciplinary actions, performance management, reductions in force, WARN Act compliance, workplace privacy, and labor relations.
  • Provides strategic labor and employment counsel regarding corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Helps national and international companies establish employee operations in Michigan
  • Counsels clients on the drafting and implementation of non-competes, non-solicits, and non-disclosures and the termination and hiring of employees with these restrictive covenants.
  • Negotiates, drafts and advises relative to executive employment, severance, independent contractor, and consulting agreements.
  • Assists employers with wage and hour classifications and compliance.
  • Assists employers in developing employee handbooks, codes of conduct, policies, and training materials and conducts preventative workplace training.
  • Conducts and advises regarding workplace investigations, including into allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
  • Defends employers in single and multi-plaintiff actions in state and federal court including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and related tort claims as well as violations of whistle-blower protections, wage and hour laws, and family medical leave laws.
  • Defends claims brought against employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, and state civil rights departments.

Kim is also an active member of the firm’s internal committees dedicated to diversity and inclusion, women’s initiatives, and strategic planning, and serves as a mentor to newer associates.

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Honors

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2012-2016