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Robert C. Ludolph

Robert C. Ludolph

Special Counsel
Fellow of The Pepper Center for Public Service

Detroit, MI
Phone: 248.359.7368    Fax: 248.359.7700

Repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for his work as a management labor lawyer and employment litigator.

Robert C. Ludolph, special counsel to Pepper Hamilton LLP, is an employment litigator and leads the Detroit office’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.  As a member of the firm’s Privacy, Security and Data Protection Practice Group as well as the Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Team, he advises clients on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and has supervised investigations of misappropriated proprietary information and other workplace misconduct. He also is a Fellow of the Pepper Center for Public Service.

Mr. Ludolph defends corporate clients in discrimination, employment contract and ERISA litigation, representing management in labor relations matters, and advising organizations on health and privacy law issues. 

Mr. Ludolph represents clients in labor relations and other human resource proceedings, in private labor and commercial arbitrations and before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and numerous state administrative agencies.


  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan, Dr. Ludolph’s research on faculty tenure rights culminated in his dissertation entitled “Faculty Terminations Due to Financial Exigency and Program Discontinuance: Legal Issues and Administrative Perceptions.” His law review article on that topic appeared in the Summer Issue of the 1986 University of Detroit Law Review.
  • J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School
  • M.Ed., University of Massachusetts
  • A.B., cum laude, Dartmouth College

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Practice Areas

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