Michael F. Delaney

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:


Michael Delaney is a retired partner of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP. His practice includes representation of management in traditional labor relations matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, union campaigns and matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He joined Spencer Fane in 1976 and practices with the firm's Labor and Employment Law Group, having served as practice group leader. Delaney also served two terms on the firm's executive committee.

Delaney is a frequent author and lecturer on labor relations, employment and school law topics, including wage and hour compliance, OSHA and employment discrimination issues and alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Courses Taught:
  • Business Planning Seminar
  • Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
  • Labor Law

Education

J.D., B.A., Kansas, 1978, 1969. 

Teaching

Business Planning Seminar, Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution and Labor Law

Memberships

American Bar Association; College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (10th Circuit Credentials Committee); Litigation Counsel of America; Trial Law Institute; Wage & Hour Defense Institute; American Employment Law Council; Missouri Council of School Attorneys (Chairman, Board of Directors); Education Law Association; Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Associated Builders & Contractors Inc., Heart of America Chapter (Board of Directors)

Admitted

Kansas, Missouri

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