William E. Altman
Vice President, Treasurer & Shareholder
Office: (248) 540-8019
Direct: (248) 433-8710
Fax: (248) 540-8059
Mr. Altman practices in the areas of labor, employment, and benefits litigation on behalf of private and public sector employers. He has extensive experience representing employers in cases involving anti-discrimination laws, whistle-blower and retaliation actions, ERISA actions, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, fiduciary duty actions, and class actions. Mr. Altman defends employers in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies.
Mr. Altman has particular expertise in defending and advising employers in employee benefits matters. In addition to advising employers in such matters, Mr. Altman has successfully defended employers in ERISA class actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty, discrimination, and denial of benefits. He serves as national benefit litigation counsel for a Detroit automaker. He has also represented employers in single and multiple beneficiary litigation involving the denial of benefits, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and declaratory actions to determine beneficiaries.
Mr. Altman also advises employers regarding their obligations under state and federal employment laws, including employment and separation agreements, employment policies, internal investigations, and compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and benefits laws.
Mr. Altman is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association, the ABA's Employee Benefits Committee, and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Altman has served as an Editor of the Michigan Employment Law Letter since 1997. He also served as a co-author of Employment Law in Michigan, An Employer's Guide, ICLE from 1997 through 2016.
Prior to joining The Murray Law Group, P.C., Mr. Altman served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. DeMascio of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
- ERISA litigation
- Employment discrimination
- Retaliation and whistleblower
- Traditional labor law
- Non-compete and trade-secrets
- Employment agreements