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Crain’s Detroit Business Names Norris, Richards and Van Dusen in Notable Women in Law

April 21, 2021

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that three of the firm's attorneys have been named among the 2021 Crain's Notable Women in Law.

"We are tremendously proud of our colleagues and this well-deserved honor," said Miller Canfield Chief Operating Officer David Robson. "Megan, Wendy and Amanda are outstanding attorneys who are recognized throughout Michigan and beyond as the very best in their practices and as inspirational leaders in the community, and they are valued mentors and friends in the firm."

The firm congratulates our honorees:

Megan Norris, who took the helm as the firm's first woman CEO in February 2021. A nationally recognized employment and labor attorney, Norris is a Fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Within the firm, she has served as the leader of the Employment and Labor Group, overseeing the firm's large and active team of dedicated employment and labor attorneys and staff. She served for eight years on the firm's Board of Managing Directors, the last six years as chair.

Wendolyn Richards, pro bono counsel and co-chair of the voting rights working group of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. Under her leadership, the firm's pro bono program was one of 12 top firms to be recognized in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2020. Among her notable matters, Richards led the team that represented The Brennan Center as amicus curiae against the challenge to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's right to mail absentee ballot applications to all Michigan voters.

Amanda Van Dusen, public finance attorney. One of Michigan's most respected and effective lawyers and community leaders, she represents local governments in business, finance, election and governance issues, helping them to navigate transformational change. A lead finance lawyer during the City of Detroit's Chapter 9 restructuring, Van Dusen was instrumental in developing and implementing many of the city's settlement agreements and helping the city achieve its revitalization efforts.

Norris, Richards and Van Dusen are featured in the April 19, 2021, edition of Crain's Detroit Business.