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Miller Canfield Names New Resident Directors

January 10, 2018

Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit, is pleased to announce that on Jan. 1, 2018, three of its offices named new Resident Directors. The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.

The changes are as follows:

Ann Arbor: Sonal Hope Mithani has joined Joseph Fazio to serve as a co-resident director throughout 2018. On Jan. 1, 2019, Mithani, 48, of Ann Arbor, will take the helm as sole resident director of the Ann Arbor office. Mithani has been with Miller Canfield for 18 years and serves as the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Deputy Group Leader and the firm’s Deputy General Counsel. She serves as president of the Ozone House Board of Directors and is a fellow of the prestigious American Bar Foundation, Michigan State Bar Foundation, and Litigation Counsel of America.

Detroit: Joseph Vernon is succeeding Irene Bruce Hathaway, who is stepping aside after serving as the resident director since 2011. Vernon, 38, of Bloomfield Hills, has been in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group since 2006. Vernon previously served as the Ethics Committee Co-Chair on Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s Transition Team. He currently serves on the Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leaders Board and in its Career Readiness Academy for high school students, he is on the Board of Directors for Mariners’ Inn, and he is a graduate of Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit, Class of XXXVII.  

Lansing: Longtime resident director Bill Danhof has handed over the reins to Scott Eldridge. Eldridge, 40, of East Lansing, has been in Miller Canfield’s Employment and Labor Group since 2006. He serves as Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Health and Human Resources Committee and is a board member of Greater Lansing Society for Human Resources Management.

“The firm is thankful to our long-serving Resident Directors, who have provided thoughtful influence and management, which have served the firm well,” McGee said. “As they step aside and fresh leaders step up, we are reminded of how fortunate the firm is to have such a deep bench of young attorneys to provide continuity of leadership for decades to come.”