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Law Firm Elects Managing Directors

February 5, 2001

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. has announced that principals Thomas C. Phillips and Clarence L. Pozza, Jr. have been reelected to two-year terms as managing directors of the firm.

They join Thomas W. Linn, CEO, Beverly Hall Burns, Deputy CEO, John R. Cook, Stephen G. Palms and Timothy D. Sochocki in administering the firm's 14 offices.

Mr. Phillips , of the firm's Lansing office, has been a managing director since 1999. He also is the co-chairperson of the firm's Environmental and Regulatory Practice Group. He received his bachelor's degree from Concordia University (Illinois); his master's degree from Michigan State University, and his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He is an elected member of the Environmental Law Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan and has served as chairperson of its SuperFund Committee. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for Michigan and has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General. He is a member of the American, Michigan and Ingham County Bar Associations and has been a lecturer on environmental, eminent domain and regulatory matters and has co-authored articles in various publications, including the Michigan Bar Journal.

Mr. Pozza , of the firm's Detroit office, has been a managing director of Miller Canfield since 1992 and was appointed chairman of the managing directors in July of last year. He also chairs the Commercial Litigation practice group and the firm's Retirement Benefits Committee. He received his law degree, cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. in economics and history from The University of Michigan. He is a member of the American, Michigan, Federal, and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Associations, board member and secretary of the Van Patrick Memorial Foundation benefiting the Henry Ford Hospital Cancer Research Center, past president and board member of the Old Newsboys'Goodfellows Fund of Detroit, and a past president and board member of the University of Michigan Graduate M Club. He also serves as a faculty member for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the American Arbitration Association, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association teaching securities law, disputes, and business litigation.

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, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland; with an affiliated office in Pensacola, Florida. The internet address is