Arlene Switzer Steinfield

Guest Speaker:
Empower Hour – DSO Women Networking Event
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Arlene Switzer Steinfield is Senior Counsel in Dykema’s Labor and Employment Practice. With over 40 years of experience in representing management in labor and employment law, Ms. Steinfield is “a recognized name in the employment law community in Dallas” according to Chambers USA 2016. She litigates employment discrimination cases and workplace disputes in state and federal court, conducts employment law compliance training, counsels employers on preventative compliance strategies and proposed personnel actions, and appears frequently on behalf of employers before numerous administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.


Ms. Steinfield’s proactive approach to employee relations enables her clients to address employee disputes effectively. What distinguishes Ms. Steinfield is her ability to devise creative and practical strategies for resolving personnel disputes with minimal disruption to the employer’s operations.


Ms. Steinfield represents clients from a wide range of industries, including retail, law firms and other professional service firms, financial services, oil and gas, dental service organizations, health care practice groups, hospitals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, consumer products, real estate development, manufacturing, restaurants, hospitality, trucking, private schools, and recycling facilities. She also serves as an independent investigator of internal workplace harassment and discrimination complaints and suspected misconduct. She represents employers in arbitrations in both union and non-union settings. She is a trained mediator whose mediation practice emphasizes labor and employment law disputes.


In addition to her partnerships with law firms, she served as a staff attorney in the Division of Advice of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C. from October 1978 to May 1979.