Michael Hawkins Earns New Appointment to the Board of Refugees International

June 8, 2010News Releases

Michael Hawkins, a partner in Dinsmore & Shohl's Cincinnati office, was recently appointed Secretary to the Board of Directors for Refugees International (RI). Hawkins will serve on the Board as well as continue to serve on RI's Executive, Development and Finance Committees. In addition, he will travel with Refugees International to Kenya this summer to visit Somali Refugees.

Hawkins is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department and Appellate Practice Group. He has extensive experience in all aspects of labor, employment law and ERISA litigation and appellate practice. Hawkins has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and many in State and Federal Courts of Appeals. Since 1992, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as a top labor and employment lawyer. Hawkins earned his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

About Refugees International
Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. As the leading advocacy organization on refugee crises, RI successfully challenges policy makers and aid agencies to improve the lives of displaced people around the world and increase stability before conflict spreads. RI declines government or UN funding, allowing its advocacy to be fearless and independent. Their field-based knowledge of humanitarian emergencies and expert recommendations are sought out by global leaders whose decisions bring immediate relief to refugees and solutions to large-scale crises. Due to RI’s efforts, refugees receive food, medicine and education; displaced people return home; peacekeepers protect the displaced from harm; and stateless people obtain legal status. For more information on RI visit their website at www.refugeesinternational.org.