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Posts from January 2017.
Image related to Miller Canfield Recognizes Thomas Linn, Winner of Richard J. Seryak Award for Pro Bono Service

Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit, is pleased to  announce that Thomas Linn is the winner of the second annual Richard J. Seryak Award in recognition of his commitment to pro bono service. The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.

Linn joined Miller Canfield in 1976, and served as one of the firm’s managing directors for more than 20 years, and as CEO for nearly eight years.

“Throughout his career, Thom has shown a profound commitment to providing representation to those without financial means,” McGee said. “His work has been instrumental in growing the pro bono program at Miller Canfield.”

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Image related to Miller Canfield Chicago Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers

Miller Canfield, a global law firm based in Detroit, with offices in Chicago and throughout Michigan, announced today that six of its Chicago-based attorneys have been named in 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and 2017 Illinois Rising Stars.

Miller Canfield’s Chicago attorneys named in 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers are:

  • Raymond A. Fylstra, who was newly designated a Super Lawyer in the practice area of construction litigation
  • Samuel H. Levine, construction litigation
  • Steven J. Rotunno, business litigation
  • Amy J. Zdravecky, employment and labor
  • Robert T. Zielinski, employment and labor

Additionally, Jeffrey M. Drake was named a 2017 Illinois Rising Star in the practice of intellectual property law.

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Image related to Miller Canfield Pushes Forward with Women in Law Initiatives

The Diversity Lab in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law, brought together 54 high-level partners from leading AmLaw 200 law firms across the country—including Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit —to develop innovative solutions aimed at advancing and retaining experienced women lawyers in law firms, and increasing gender parity in the top ranks of the legal profession. The group met over a period of six months and worked extensively with industry experts and Stanford Law students. 

Due to overwhelming interest in the innovative ideas presented at the conclusion of the Hackathon, Diversity Lab has now organized an ongoing “Hackathon Alliance” to work with 36 of those law firms to develop, pilot and implement specific plans in 2017.

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Image related to Auto Show Charity Preview Events are Priceless for Networking

Longtime Crain's Detroit Business editor Jennette Smith shared her thoughts on the powerful networking opportunities surrounding the North American International Auto Show and the various parties and events surrounding them. She spoke with Miller Canfield's Mike Palizzi to get an insider's view on how valuable this type of face time is when building client relationships. You can read the whole story here.

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Image related to Amy Zdravecky Talks with GRBJ about Labor Law in the Trump Administration

Miller Canfield Employment and Labor attorney Amy Zdravecky spoke recently with Grand Rapids Business Journal reporter Rachel Watson. The two discussed how the president-elect's administration may impact workers and employers, unions, overtime rules and immigration.

Read the full story here.

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Image related to Voice of Miller Canfield: The Auto Show Matters More than Ever

The North American International Auto Show is welcoming thousands of journalists and industry executives to town next week, and Jan. 14-22, some 800,000 car enthusiasts will flock to Cobo Center to get a sneak peek at what’s new and exciting in the industry.

It’s one of the most important annual events in the automotive industry. We’re expecting more than 40 reveals from car makers from around the world. The prestige, the flashy reveals and the futuristic concept cars make NAIAS the place to connect … and to impress.

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