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Miller Canfield CEO Mike McGee was recently featured in a Q&A article by Forbes contributor David Parnell. In the interview, they discussed the firm’s long history, as well as the future of the firm, and the practice of law itself, as well  as law firm innovation and what it means in the delivery of client service, and one of the most significant disruptive technologies in the last decade—the autonomous car.

The full story is available here.

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Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has been named one of 17 firms nationwide that general counsels would recommend to other energy companies.

According to a story published in Law 360, the BTI Power Rankings 2016 report identified the firm as one that has “earned the highest level of relationship strength—the combination of a firm’s being a client’s primary legal counsel and the frequency the client recommends the firm to others.”

Miller Canfield’s attorneys offer comprehensive, cross-discipline services to energy clients in all practice areas including transactions; real estate; labor and employment; employee benefits; tax; immigration; and commercial litigation. The firm also provides legal services in the areas of: regulatory permitting, compliance and enforcement; utility, energy and telecommunications support; natural resources and land use; oil and gas; emergency response and crisis management; occupational safety and health investigations; climate change; and environmental and regulatory advocacy.

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Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Robert Murkowski has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors.

Murkowski is an associate in Miller Canfield’s Detroit office, and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Automotive groups, focusing on corporate litigation and complex business disputes.

He has been recognized as a rising star in business litigation, and was honored as an Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is active in state and federal bar associations, and has served in a leadership position with the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel in addition to the DMBA, and has served on the Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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Miller Canfield Attorney Leo Goddeyne Wins Cummiskey Award for Pro Bono Service

Miller Canfield, a Michigan-based global law firm, is pleased to announce that Leo Goddeyne, an attorney in the firm’s Kalamazoo office, has won the prestigious State Bar of Michigan John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award, given annually to a member of the Michigan Bar for outstanding contributions in the pro bono arena. The announcement was made by Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee.

“I can think of no one more deserving than Leo, whose tireless commitment to pro bono work for his nearly 40 years in the profession has inspired us all to give of ourselves,” McGee said. “Leo has been a leader of the firm’s pro bono efforts a member of the Pro Bono Committee since its inception, and during that time he has undertaken at least 75 separate pro bono matters, and recorded at least 2,000 hours of pro bono service in the past 15 years.”

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