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Michael T. Leibig
1945-2004
VCOPS General Counsel
1990-2004

Police Union Mourns loss of General Counsel
Michael T. Leibig

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Thoughts about Mike
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Virginia COPS first General Counsel was, Michael T. Leibig, a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Zwerdling, Paul, Leibig, Kahn, Thompson & Wolley.  Mr. Leibig was a 1971 graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where he taught public sector labor relations, the termination of employment, labor policy, and fiduciary responsibility. Mr. Leibig authored three basic texts - Police Unions and the law, Organizing Public Employees, and The Fair Labor Standards Act and Policing. He has also authored numerous articles on public employee benefit and pension issues. Mr. Leibig  represented police officers and organizations throughout Virginia, as well as California, Nevada, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Maryland in efforts to improve wages, hours and working conditions on the line level in law enforcement. In addition to his role as General Counsel to VCOPS, he served as General Counsel to the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO.

Mike retired from both VCOPS and IUPA in early July 2004. Mike fought a long and courageous battle against a blood disorder.  He passed away on Saturday July 17, 2004.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to:
Doctors Without Borders
P.O. Box 1869
Merrifield, Virginia 22116
Please indicate that the gift is for Mike Leibig