Miller Canfield Attorney Appointed to Deputy State Treasurer
The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Cynthia B. Faulhaber, from its Lansing office, has been appointed to Deputy State Treasurer for the state of Michigan. Faulhaber will be responsible for state finance and local government issues and will oversee the Bureau of Local Government Services, the Office of Cash and Debt Management and the Bureau of Bond Finance.
Faulhaber joins former Miller Canfield attorneys Jay B. Rising, State Treasurer, and Steven E. Chester, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, in Governor Granholm’s administration.
"Cindi Faulhaber has been one of the firm’s best and brightest lawyers in the public finance area," said Thomas W. Linn, Miller Canfield's CEO. "She has a rare skill for bringing order and structure to complex issues, and she has been a great counselor to our firm. The citizens of the state will appreciate her many talents."
Faulhaber joined Miller Canfield in the Detroit office as an associate in 1982, becoming a principal in 1989 until 2001, when she served as senior counsel for one year. She transferred to the Lansing office in 1995 and served as of-counsel to the firm until her recent appointment. She practiced in the area of governmental law including municipal finance, litigation, and legislation, with considerable practice with cities, villages, townships, school districts, libraries, state universities, state authorities and municipal administrative agencies. She also specialized in joint ventures and contractual arrangements between American and German businesses.
She is the 1994 recipient of the Michigan Library Association’s Kaiser Memorial Award for her outstanding contributions to the development of library law in Michigan. She is a member of the Michigan, American, and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Associations, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, is past president of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, and serves on the board of the United Way of Michigan.
She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Wayne State University where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. Her B.A. in German and music and MAT in German were awarded from Oberlin College. Prior to joining the firm, she was a high school teacher of German, French, Spanish, speech and drama, in Palos Verdes, California.
The 300-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. Visit www.millercanfield.com.