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Attorney Named President of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

May 22, 2000

Leonard D. Givens, a senior principal in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., has been named President of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.

Mr. Givens directs Miller Canfield's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, and has been practicing law with Miller Canfield since receiving his law degree from Howard University in 1971. He became a principal in 1978, and served as CEO from 1991-94. Also active in the Labor Sections of both the American and Michigan Bar Associations, he also holds memberships in the National Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, American Labor and Employment Council, and is a board member of the Michigan Biotechnology Institute and the National Employment Labor Council.

A visible presence in civic affairs, he serves as a board member for Homes for Black Children, The Nature Conservancy of Michigan, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (former Vice President), and is a former board member of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

He was honored by Corp! Magazine in June 1999 as one of Southeastern Michigan's 10 Best Lawyers for 1999, and by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Metro Detroit's Most Influential Black Business Leaders in March 1998.

The 260-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., established in Detroit, Michigan in 1852, has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Troy, Washington, D.C., New York City, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland; with an affiliated office in Pensacola, Florida.