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Caroline B. Giordano

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Education

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2012

University of Michigan, Ph.D., 2008

Columbia University, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Caroline Giordano is an experienced litigator who represents a wide variety of commercial and governmental clients in state and federal courts.

Caroline has extensive experience working on multimillion-dollar cases representing governmental entities at both the trial and appellate level. Caroline is active in Miller Canfield's class action defense practice, and she has also worked on numerous matters involving business torts, physician reimbursement claims, breach of contract litigation, non-compete litigation, and trade secret disputes. Caroline has also handled a variety of copyright and trademark matters, and she provides general legal advice regarding copyright and trademark law.

While in law school, Caroline served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Helene N. White, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she gained first-hand knowledge of appellate procedure. Before becoming a lawyer, Caroline obtained a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, and taught undergraduate courses on persuasive writing and critical reading. Caroline draws on her background in writing, research and teaching to craft legal briefs and arguments that effectively communicate her clients' unique and often complex stories to the courts.

Representative Matters

Honors

Best Lawyers, "Ones to Watch For," Commercial Litigation, 2021-present

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-present

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor 2011-2012, Assistant Editor, 2010-2011; Dean's Scholarship; John W. Reed Endowed Scholarship

University of Michigan, Ph.D., English Language & Literature; Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2008; Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 2002-2003

Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

Federal Bar Association of Michigan

American Bar Association

Washtenaw County Bar Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Girls Group (Ann Arbor), Board of Directors, 2015-2018

Leadership Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti, Class of 2015

International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, 2004-2009

Northeast Modern Language Association, 2006-2008

Midwest Victorian Studies Association, 2006-2008

University of Michigan, Nineteenth-Century Forum, Steering Committee, 2003-2009

Teaching

University of Michigan, Department of English, Lecturer Fall 2008-Winter 2009; Graduate Student Instructor 2003-2008

Publications

"Bisio v the City of the Village of Clarkston: Supreme Court Clarifies Broad Scope of Municipal Documents Subject to FOIA Disclosure," Briefly (State Bar of Michigan Government Law Section), September 2020

"Recent Developments in What's Public Under Michigan's FOIA," (Co-author Steven D. Mann), Michigan Bar Journal 99: 7 (July 2020)

"Business Torts, A Fifty State Guide" (Co-editor - Michigan), Wolters Kluwer, 2014-present

"What to Expect From Michigan's Revised Uniform Arbitration Act" (Co-author Sonal Hope Mithani), State Bar of Michigan Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2013

"Civil Recovery of Damages in Government Contracting Schemes: Some Underused Theories Can Lead to Large Recoveries," (Co-authors Irene Bruce Hathaway and Samantha S. Galecki), For the Defense, Defense Research Initiative, January 2013

"Uses of the Class Action Device in Autism Health Benefits Litigation, "58 Wayne Law Review 157 (2012)