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Former U.S. Attorney To Head Miller Canfield's Minority Business Practice Group

September 17, 2001

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Saul A. Green, former U.S. Attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as director of its new Minority Business Group.

Mr. Green will direct several new initiatives at Miller Canfield, including the firm's new Minority Business Group, focusing on the automotive industry. He also will coordinate the firm's anti-racial profiling education and training programs for public law enforcement agencies and private sector retailers. In addition, he will enhance the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, paying special attention to alternative dispute resolution, white collar crime and high profile litigation matters.

Thomas W. Linn, Miller Canfield's CEO stated, "We are honored to have Saul Green join our ranks as director of our new Minority Business Group. Minority business has become an important aspect of the business community, especially in the automotive industry. Saul will be leading the firm's efforts in representing minority businesses in Michigan and in assisting businesses in obtaining certification with the Michigan Minority Business Development Council."

"In addition, his experience has given him tremendous insight into the judicial system. His presence here will enhance our business litigation, labor, and appellate practice-as well as our growing alternative dispute resolution practice," said Linn.

Mr. Green was appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan by former President William J. Clinton, and served in that capacity from May 1994 to May 2001. During his many years of public service, he has held the positions of Wayne County Corporation Counsel; Chief Counsel, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Detroit Field Office; and Assistant United States Attorney.

He received his law degree in 1972 from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. in pre-legal studies in 1969, also from the University of Michigan. He is an active volunteer on behalf of the university, currently serving as president of the Alumni Association, and has served on its board of directors, as well as numerous committees. He is the 1989 recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award, and the 1994 Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award. He is a past president of the Wolverine Bar Association and received its Trailblazer Award in 1991. He chaired the State Bar Committee on the Expansion of Under-represented Groups in the Law for a number of years and is a fellow of the State Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association Foundation. In 1999, he was awarded the State Bar Champion of Justice Award, and was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Attorney Grievance Commission in 1990.

His community service also is very extensive, having established four "Weed and Seed" sites, a Drug Education for Youth Camp, and sponsorship of an Explorer Scouts Troop while U.S. Attorney. In 1998, he received the Damon J. Keith Community Spirit Award. A life member of the NAACP, he also is an active member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Green is a lifelong resident of the city of Detroit.

The 260-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. , established in Detroit, Michigan in 1852, has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Troy, Washington, D.C., New York City, Pensacola, Florida, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. The internet address is