In an appointment by the president of the American Bar Association (ABA), Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named a member of the board of the ABA Center for Human Rights.
The Center for Human Rights leads the ABA’s efforts to address critical human rights issues. It works both within and beyond the ABA to develop policy, projects and educational initiatives to further human rights both nationally and internationally. Current Center projects include atrocity prevention, prevention and prosecution of human trafficking, business ethics and human rights, and the teaching of human rights in U.S. school systems.
Mr. Wexler concentrates his practice in labor and employment and general corporate law, focusing his representation on the broad variety of labor and employment issues faced by employers. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 and has been selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2007, including being named among the top 50 attorneys in Memphis and the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in 2008. A Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Mr. Wexler served as president of the College in 2009, has served on the organization’s Board of Governors since 2003 and is the current Chair of the Board’s Credentials Committee.
In 2006, members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law established a fund honoring Mr. Wexler. The Maurice Wexler Fund is used by the National Civil Rights Museum for a series of educational programs and lectures exploring and discussing the impact of the law and lawyers on society in general and the Civil Rights Movement in particular.