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We're happy to welcome Megan Baxter-Labut to our Bankruptcy Group. She'll be based in Detroit.

Megan's practice focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial lending enforcement and litigation. She also has experience representing financial institutions and has participated in structuring, negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured commercial loans.

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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 Megan Norris to Receive Distinguished Service Award from State Bar

The State Bar of Michigan's Labor and Employment Law Council has selected Megan Norris, Miller Canfield Managing Directors Chairwoman, as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.

Norris is nationally recognized as a leading labor and employment litigator who has served as lead counsel in many high-profile lawsuits. She has particular expertise in legal issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act, speaking on these topics for national organizations, including the National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Employment Law Institute, and the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

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Nancy Valentine, who leads our Cleveland office, has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine among the Top 100: 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers, the Top 50: 2019 Women Ohio Super Lawyers, and the Top 25: 2019 Women Cleveland Super Lawyers.

Nancy is a nationally recognized attorney with extensive litigation and transactional experience representing financial institutions, privately held companies, receivers and individuals. She has focused her practice on representing middle-market buyers and sellers in complex transactions and has particular experience in distressed real estate matters.

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We are proud to be one of the law firms pioneering the Mansfield 2.0 rule to close the gap in leadership roles for women and minorities in law firm hiring. In 2017, we were among several dozen of the nation's leading firms to adopt the original Mansfield Rule, named for the first woman admitted to practice law in the United States, Arabella Mansfield.

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Image related to Julianne Cassin Sharp to Lead Miller Canfield Immigration Practice

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Julianne Cassin Sharp has joined the firm as a principal attorney and will lead the firm's Immigration practice. Bilingual in Spanish and English, Sharp has 17 years of experience representing companies and individuals in all aspects of immigration and nationality 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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