Jenn Muse is an employment law attorney who provides proactive counsel to businesses on practical strategies, steps, and policies to address human resources and relations concerns. She focuses her practice on employment counseling and strategic acquisitions. She also serves as counsel for businesses on employment litigation matters, from wage and hour class and collective action lawsuits, to single-plaintiff employment discrimination claims.

  • Counsels businesses in buy- and sell-side transactions on worker-related diligence, human resource transitions, and workforce strategies
  • Drafts practical work rules, policies, procedures, and employee handbooks to support employers’ specific business goals
  • Negotiates employment contracts and severance agreements, including noncompete agreements
  • Defends charges brought against employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state civil rights departments
  • Advises employers with federal contract compliance, including developing affirmative action programs and meeting reporting requirements
  • Represents employers in various stages of state and federal litigation, including responding to complaints, drafting discovery requests and responses, and crafting dispositive motions
  • Counsels start-ups, small businesses, and emerging companies on initial human resources matters and contracts
  • Provides practical, preventive and forward-thinking counsel while keeping each client’s end goals in mind
  • Serves as a member of Honigman’s Emerging Companies Group


Practice Areas



Representative Matters

  • Advised private equity firm on the build-out of a platform’s workforce model in the construction industry
  • Participated in continued build of an insurance platform
  • Defended and achieved favorable settlement of a statewide collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act involving several hundred class members
  • Achieved dismissal of litigation into arbitration
  • Counseled restaurants through the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association Legal Center
  • Served as a facilitator with the Honigman Legal Academy

Prior Experience

  • Served as a judicial extern for the Honorable David W. McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit while attending law school
  • Worked as a rights and reproductions intern at the Indianapolis Museum of Art while attending law school 




Court Admissions



The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023-2024

  • Recognized in practice areas of:
    • Labor and Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2019-2023

Honorable Mention, 44th Annual Rossman Award, 2017 (for "Monkeys and Elephants and Koalas, Oh My! Is Originality Still the Touchstone of Authorship in United States Copyright Law?")

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

  • Labor & Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

  • Board of Trustees, December 2022-present
  • NextGen Committee, 2017-2022
    • Chair, 2020-2022

Girls Group, Board of Directors, 2022-present

Detroit Economic Club, 2020-present

Society of Human Resource Management, 2019-present

Michigan Flute Orchestra, Board of Directors, 2017-2021

News & Insights


  • Goldman Sachs: 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit Legal Clinic
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  • Fireside Chat
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  • Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Hiring Process
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  • COVID-19 Closures, Emergency FMLA, and Emergency Paid Sick Leave
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  • Goldman Sachs: 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit Legal Clinic
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  • Goldman Sachs: 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit Legal Clinic
    • March 10, 2021
    • July 19, 2021
    • November 1, 2021
    • March 9, 2022
    • July 13, 2022
    • November 2, 2022



  • Interview with Autumn Kyles: When You Should Invest In a Lawyer
    Publication | Proxie |
  • Ask the Experts: Workplace Culture in the Wake of #MeToo
    Publication | The MRLA Magazine |
  • Publication | Michigan Restaurateur |
  • Waiting for the Pendulum to Swing: Predicting Changes Under the Trump NLRB
    Publication | Labor and Employment Lawnotes |
  • Monkeys and Elephants and Koalas, Oh My! Is Originality Still the Touchstone of Authorship in United States Copyright Law?
    Publication | 97 Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society 736 |

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