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Lani M. Duffy

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Education

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016

Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude, 2012

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Lani Duffy is an associate in Miller Canfield's Corporate and Transactions Group who has extensive experience in corporate governance, securities laws, multinational transactions, and regulatory compliance for financial services. Lani spent over five years working at Ford Motor Company's captive finance arm, Ford Credit. She started her career advising Ford Credit operations on account servicing, collection, credit reporting, payment processing, and customer service matters. Later, she moved into a compliance, licensing, and corporate governance role, which included advising the Ford Credit Board of Directors and global subsidiaries on various regulatory and corporate governance matters. She also supported Ford Credit's Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filings. Lani prides herself in her ability to provide legal advice to her business clients that is practical and fits within their overall business strategy.

In addition to her work as an attorney, Lani is an active volunteer with a track record of community service. Lani served as Assistant Secretary to the Ford Motor Company Fund, participated in the 2018 Ford 30 Under 30 Program, and supported a grant application to build a container home at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. She also was a member of Ford's Office of the General Counsel's Pro Bono Committee, and she regularly volunteered at the Elder Law & Advocacy Center and participated in expungement clinics.

Honors

Wayne State University Law School

• Magna cum laude

• Order of the Coif

Wake Forest University

• Cum laude

• Golden Key International Honor Society

• Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

• National Residence Hall Honorary

• Order of Omega Greek Honor Society

• Senior Showcase Recipient

• President’s Aide

Professional Activities

Wayne State University Law School

• Free Legal Aid Clinic Student Attorney

• Law Review Senior Articles Editor

• Mock Trial Semi-finalist

• Women's Law Caucus Events Coordinator

• President of the Health Law Society