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Congratulations to Marc Swanson on being named to the American Bankruptcy Institute's 40 Under 40 Class of 2019! This honor recognizes top industry professionals for their leadership and professional accomplishments. Marc was selected from more than 350 nominees nationwide in areas including law, finance, consulting, academia and government.

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We're pleased to announce that we're opening our newest office in Doha, Qatar. This location will provide a platform for clients, including U.S. defense contractors and mid-market companies in the defense, cybersecurity and aerospace industries, to engage in business in both Qatar and the United States.

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We are pleased to announce that Alex Jerome has joined Miller Canfield's Export Controls Practice. Alex joins the firm from Wayne State University, where he was the senior director of administration and finance for the Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development/National Institute of Health. 

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Image related to Continuing Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to share that for the second year in a row, Miller Canfield is named among major law firms nationwide that have earned Mansfield Plus Certification recognizing a commitment to improving diversity in hiring and promotion practices. Fifty-one U.S. firms met the high standards to achieve certification from Diversity Lab, the leading incubator for innovative solutions to foster diversity and inclusion in law firms.

Named for Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to practice law in the United States the Mansfield Rule firms affirmatively consider women and minority attorneys—at least 30 percent of the candidate pool—for leadership positions and senior-level recruiting. Mansfield Plus Certification indicates that the firm also has achieved representation of at least 30 percent women and minorities in a large number of key leadership roles and lateral hiring.

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Image related to Introducing New Associates Ashley Higginson and Maggie Schenone

We're pleased to welcome new associate attorneys in our Chicago and Lansing offices.

Ashley Higginson has joined Miller Canfield's Employment and Labor Group and will work in the Lansing office. She has experience working in education law, as well as real estate and land use law. She worked with Newark Public Schools and Jersey City Public Schools, assisting with board of education matters, charter and private schools, schools for students with disabilities, and matters involving the Open Public Records Act, FERPA, teacher tenure, and special education and 504 accommodations.

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Image related to Congratulations to Jennifer Sabourin on Two Big Honors!

Miller Canfield Principal Jennifer Sabourin has been receiving some well-deserved recognition from her peers near and far lately.

Sabourin, deputy leader of Miller Canfield's Employment and Labor Group, has been named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law Class of 2019. This annual recognition celebrates the significant contributions made by women to the legal profession and the community at large. It emphasizes excellence in the practice of law, service to the legal community, mentorship, leadership and civic involvement.

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Image related to Introducing Our New Office in Washington, D.C. - And The People Behind It

We're excited to announce the opening of our newest office in Washington, D.C., as well as the addition of three attorneys—principals Pawel Chudzicki and Władek Rzycki, and senior attorney Lana Yaghi.

Those three attorneys come to Miller Canfield from global firm K&L Gates and add strength to our robust and growing international practice team. The move also enables us to enhance our scope of services for domestic and international clients and strengthens our Polish capabilities, positioning us as the leading firm for clients engaged in U.S.-Polish business matters.

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Image related to Kim Scott to Receive State Bar of Michigan's Highest Pro Bono Honor

We are excited to congratulate Kimberly Scott, a principal in our Ann Arbor office, who will be awarded the prestigious State Bar of Michigan John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award, given annually to recognize outstanding pro bono service.

Since June 2017, Kim has worked on the widely publicized class action case Hamama v. Adducci, which she has done on a pro bono basis in cooperation with the ACLU of Michigan. The case has impacted some 1,400 Iraqi nationals who had been living in the United States for years, and even decades. Hundreds of them live in Southeast Michigan.

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Miller Canfield congratulates its clients, the City of Detroit, and the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority on the successful assembly of nearly 215 acres of property—without the use of eminent domain—that will enable Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to move forward with its highly publicized Mack Assembly project. FCA plans to invest $2.5 billion in the project, where it will build new versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, creating approximately 5,000 jobs.

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We are proud to report that 15 Miller Canfield attorneys and five of our practice groups have been named among the best in the U.S. by "Chambers USA 2019." 

"Sources describe it as the 'top full-service firm in Michigan' and praise both its understanding of the local legal environment and its international presence," Chambers reported in its analysis of Miller Canfield.

The firm earned rankings in five of its core practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate. Further, Chambers USA identified the firm's Export Controls Group as a Recognized Practice, noting that clients describe the group as "a go-to firm for this kind of work."

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