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Posts from August 2020.
Image related to "Best Person in the Country to Do the Job": Miller Canfield Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michelle Crockett to the position of Chief Diversity Officer.

In the newly created role, Crockett will chair the firm's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, which will propose to the firm's managing directors changes to firm structures and policies that can move the firm toward a more diverse and welcoming environment. The Council is comprised of the chairs of the following firm committees: Diversity, Summer Associates, Mentoring, Women of Miller Canfield, Pro Bono, and Associates, in addition to the Chief Operating Officer.

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Image related to Bobby Murkowski to Serve as Detroit Bar Association President-Elect

Bobby Murkowski has been elected to serve a one-year term as president-elect of the Detroit Bar Association. Murkowski was sworn in on Aug. 13, 2020, by Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy M. Kenny at the association's annual meeting. He will serve as president in the 2021-2022 term.

Bobby is a principal in Miller Canfield’s Detroit office. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and co-leader of its Automotive team. He represents clients in various complex commercial, corporate, antitrust, class action, tort, product liability and criminal defense matters in both federal and state courts and arbitrations.

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Image related to Congrats to Leigh Schultz on "Women in the Law" Honor

Congratulations to Kalamazoo labor and employment attorney Leigh Schultz, who has been named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2020 Women in the Law.

The annual Women in the Law award celebrates the significant contributions made by women to the legal profession and the community, emphasizing excellence in the practice of law, community service, mentorship and leadership.

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Image related to Lana Yaghi Named DC Rising Star by National Law Journal

Congratulations to Lana Yaghi, who was named by The National Law Journal among its 2020 D.C. Rising Stars. (See the NLJ's profile of her here.) Lana is one of the youngest of the 40 attorneys aged 40 and younger selected for their outstanding achievements in the practice of law.

Lana shares her time between Miller Canfield's Washington, D.C., and Doha, Qatar, offices. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters and transactions, particularly in the defense, cybersecurity and aerospace industries. She also frequently counsels corporations and high net worth individuals in corporate aviation transactions across the world. 

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