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Miller Canfield Lawyers Give an E-Discovery Update for ICLE

March 9, 2012

Miller Canfield principals B. Jay Yelton (Kalamazoo, Mich. office) and Thomas W. Cranmer (Troy, Mich. office) recently served as speakers for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) webcast, “E-Discovery Update 2012-ESI & the Government.” Their discussion included how to work with the government as a frequent player in the e-discovery field as prosecutor, civil plaintiff, defendant, investigator and FOIA respondent.

Yelton and Cranmer are members of Miller Canfield’s Litigation and Trial Group. Yelton is leader of the firm’s electronic discovery and records management team. They presented with Louis P. Gabel of the United States Attorney’s Office.

During the last 15-plus years, in response to litigation and government investigations, Yelton has gained extensive experience assisting Fortune 500 corporations, governmental agencies and other organizations design and defend effective discovery plans and to implement and manage those discovery plans from start to finish. He is named a Best Lawyer in America for his work in Commercial Litigation. He received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.A. from Michigan State University.

Cranmer concentrates his practice in both civil and criminal litigation. With more than 35 years of courtroom experience, his practice focuses largely on white-collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, and "bet-the-company" litigation. Over the years, he has repeatedly been recognized as one of Michigan’s leading trial lawyers.  He has been listed in the Top 10 Attorneys in every edition of Michigan Super Lawyers and he has been the leading vote getter out of more than 40,000 Michigan attorneys for the past three years in a row. He received his J.D. from Ohio Northern University and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Founded in 1960 and based in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) is the educational arm of the State Bar of Michigan and cooperates with the law schools of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.