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Miller Canfield Attorney Harold Decker Receives Kalamazoo College Distinguished Achievement Award

November 6, 2008

The law firm of Miller Canfield proudly announces that Harold J. Decker, a principal in the Kalamazoo office, recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award from Kalamazoo College.

Decker is a 1967 graduate of the College. The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes alumni whose acts and deeds, both personal and professional, have brought honor to the alma mater. It is presented to alumni based upon national or international peer recognition of their excellence and achievement in their professional field.

At Miller Canfield, Decker is leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has been resolving serious problems for clients for over 34 years, and has represented clients in many forms of litigation. He specializes in the development and implementation of records management programs, litigation readiness plans and pro-active discovery strategies.

In addition to practicing law, Decker agreed to serve as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of The American National Red Cross shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. For the next year he led the Red Cross during one of the most trying times in the history of the organization and the nation. Prior to his service at the Red Cross, he was associate general counsel and vice president of Corporate Litigation and Product Stewardship at Pharmacia (formerly Upjohn).

Decker received his J.D. and his LL.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.