Butzel Long attorneys featured during GENIVI® Technical Summit November 12-13, 2019

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Jennifer Dukarski and Claudia Rast will be featured speakers during the GENIVI® Technical Summit November 12-13, 2019 in Troy.

Their topic will focus on automotive cybersecurity. Specifically, they will “deconstruct” the vehicle of the near future – device by device – discussing with the audience those known, proposed and potential regulations and standards that promise to impose security and privacy strictures on the industry.

Jennifer Dukarski

Jennifer Dukarski focuses her practice at the intersection of technology and communications with an emphasis on emerging and disruptive issues: digital media, cybersecurity, infotainment, vehicle safety and connected and autonomous cars.

In her practice, she has negotiated contracts for autonomous vehicle components, reviewed contracts involving wireless updates to in-vehicle technology, assisted companies in achieving successful Petitions for Inconsequential Noncompliance with NHTSA and has addressed multiple vehicle component recalls. Dukarski has become a national leader in legal issues facing emerging automotive technology and is the leader of Butzel Long’s connected car working group. She also has spearheaded the reporting efforts for two national data breaches and focuses on the threat vectors facing automotive component design.

A self-titled “recovering engineer,” Dukarski serves as Counsel to the OESA’s Product Development Council and has spoken on First Amendment issues ranging from newsgathering in the digital age to the impact of the FBI iPhone strategy. She has been a panelist at the North American International Auto Show for the last two years, covering a broad variety of legal concerns focused on the autonomous and connected car.

Prior to joining Butzel, she gained automotive manufacturing and design experience as a result of high-level quality management and engineering positions. She has worked extensively on successful automotive product launches, managing vendors and Tier One manufacturing facilities. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, she applies her experience to create innovative approaches to the protection of IP assets and disruptive technology.

Dukarski has experience with field recalls and was a representative to the University of Michigan’s CIREN (Crash Injury Research & Engineering Network) and UMPIRE (University of Michigan Program for Injury Research and Education). Working as a design engineer, she received multiple Record of Invention Awards for contributions to patents and trade secrets.

Notably, Dukarski has attained the distinction of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior member status, the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply.

Claudia Rast

Claudia Rast, who chairs Butzel Long’s Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Group, blends her expertise in law, business, and science to assist companies in their strategic use of technology, counseling clients in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data theft, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of electronically stored information.

With the rise of cyber events in recent years, her background in forensics, IT environments and security has proved invaluable in working with clients to both defend against and respond to pervasive cyber attacks and to conduct cybersecurity awareness and response training sessions.

Similarly, over the past several years, she has worked within both the IT entrepreneur community and the automotive supplier network to negotiate contracts covering innovative technologies associated with autonomous and connected vehicles, to address security, privacy, IP ownership, and new and potential regulations.

Recently, Rast was reappointed to serve on the American Bar Association (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. To date, she has served six one-year terms since this Task Force was created in 2012. A frequent author and national speaker on matters of cybersecurity, she is also a co-author on a Cybersecurity Incident Response Handbook, due to be published by the ABA early next year.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long Adds Attorney Specializing in Commercial and Business Tort Litigation

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long has added associate attorney Javon David to the firm. She concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and business tort litigation. David has extensive litigation experience, successfully handling matters from the onset of suit through trial.

She also has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals in a wide variety of negligence, general liability, insurance coverage, premises liability, and personal injury disputes.
While in law school, she was a Law Review Editor, the Executive Director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, and a faculty research assistant. She competed in national Moot Court competitions and was inducted into the Order of Barristers for Excellence in Writing and Advocacy. David received numerous academic awards in law school. She was a member of the Dean’s Honor Society; received a Dean’s Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship; and, earned Book Awards for the highest grade in International Law, Worker’s Compensation Law, and Business Franchising Law.

David is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. She also is a certified mediator through the American Bar Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with concentrations in History, Political Science, and Psychology. She received a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2013 and graduated with honors.

She has been named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine for 2017, 2018, and 2019. David also was named among Michigan’s Top Women Lawyers from 2017-2019.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long included in “Best Law Firms” 2020 edition by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long has received national recognition in the 2020 “Best Law Firms,” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Butzel Long is ranked in multiple legal specialties in the Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Lansing and Washington, D.C. offices.

Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Below is a full list of Butzel Long’s 2020 Best Law Firm rankings:

National Rankings
National Tier 2

• Corporate Law
• Litigation – Securities
• Securities Regulation

National Tier 3

• Commercial Litigation
• Employment Law – Management
• Environmental Law

Metropolitan Rankings
Metropolitan Tier 1

Ann Arbor

• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
• Employment Law – Management
• Information Technology Law
• Litigation – Labor & Employment

Bloomfield Hills

• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Construction Law
• Corporate Law
• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
• Employment Law – Management
• Environmental Law
• Family Law
• Immigration Law
• Labor Law – Management
• Litigation – Antitrust
• Litigation – ERISA
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Real Estate Law
• Trusts & Estates Law

Detroit

• Construction Law
• Corporate Law
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar
• Employment Law – Management
• Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
• Immigration Law
• International Trade and Finance Law
• Labor Law – Management
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Action – Defendants
• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Securities Regulation

Lansing

• Construction Law
• Litigation – Construction

Metropolitan Tier 2

Ann Arbor

• Corporate Law
• Environmental Law
• Labor Law – Management
• Litigation – ERISA
• Litigation – Intellectual Property

Bloomfield Hills

• Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
• Corporate Governance Law
• Health Care Law
• Litigation – Construction
• Litigation – Environmental
• Litigation – Trusts & Estates
• Tax Law

Detroit

• Bet-the-Company Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Corporate Compliance Law
• Corporate Governance Law
• Litigation – Trusts & Estates
• Securities/ Capital Markets Law

Washington, D.C.

• Environmental Law
• Litigation – Securities

Metropolitan Tier 3

Detroit

• Health Care Law
• Litigation – Construction
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Washington, D.C.

• Commercial Litigation
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar

About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information, which includes www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com as well as the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long attorney Bushra Malik named Chair of AILA’s Global Migration Section

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder, Bushra Malik, was recently named Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Global Migration Section (GMS). AILA is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.

She also served as the Vice Chair AILA’s Global Migration Section. Malik previously served on the AILA Department of State National Liaison Committee; AILA Customs and Border Protection National Liaison Committee; was the Program Chair of the 2015 AILA Global Immigration Forum; and has presented at numerous AILA National, AILA GMS and AILA Rome District conferences. She also previously served as the Chair of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Liaison Committee for the Michigan Chapter of AILA.

Notably, Malik was elected Chair of the Michigan Chapter of AILA earlier this year.

Malik practices in the area of immigration law, focusing on the representation of multinational and domestic clients’ inbound and global migration needs. Her experience includes Employment based (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Multinational Manager, and PERMs) and Family based Permanent Residence Petitions, Non-Immigrant Petitions (H-1B/Specialty Occupation, J-1/ Exchange Visitor, L-1/Intracompany Transfers, O-1/Extraordinary Ability, TN/ NAFTA); Employer Compliance (I-9 Audits and H-1B Public Access File Audits); J-1 waivers; Compliance under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiate (WHTI); U.S. Passports; complex naturalization matters; and currency seizures.

She has extensive experience in securing work and residence permits for numerous countries around the globe, including: China, India, Canada, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, Hungary, Poland, Italy, and Belgium. Malik routinely represents clients at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services District Office, U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, and various Foreign Embassies and Consulates.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Malik was a Vice Consul for the United States Foreign Service, Department of State in Seoul, South Korea. She also worked with the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the Chicago Immigration Court and had externships with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi, India, and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC.

Malik is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, the Michigan Muslim Bar Association, and the Japanese Business Society of Detroit. Malik speaks Hindi, Japanese and Urdu.

Malik is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1998) and Michigan State University’s James Madison College (B.A. in International Relations with High Honors, 1996 and an additional major in Japanese and Certificate of Asian Studies). She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law) and was named one of DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers in the field of immigration law.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long adds attorney specializing in appellate and commercial litigation; Daniel J. McCarthy joins firm as Shareholder

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Attorney Daniel J. McCarthy has joined Butzel Long as a Shareholder in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in appellate and commercial litigation for both state and federal courts.

McCarthy is highly skilled and sought after for appellate litigation, as well as arbitration matters. A prolific writer, McCarthy has authored thousands of legal briefs during his career and he has garnered many victories in the appellate and circuit courts, as well as multiple arbitration awards in favor of his clients. His cumulative career is a testament to his unyielding dedication to providing every client with the most efficient and effective advocacy possible.

He served as a law clerk intern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He later served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1999 to 2000, and then in 2000 he served as a pre-hearing attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

In addition to his career as an experienced and trusted litigator, McCarthy also served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

In 2010, McCarthy was appointed to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, a position he held through 2018.

McCarthy graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude) and Western Connecticut State University (B.B.A.).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long attorney Mark Lezotte will moderate panel during Crain’s Health Care Leadership Summit on October 28 in Dearborn

DETROIT, Mich. – Mark Lezotte, a leading southeast Michigan health care attorney with Butzel Long, will moderate a panel program during Crain’s Health Care Leadership Summit on Monday, October 28, 2019 at The Henry in Dearborn. The focus of the panel discussion is: “Health Care Literacy.”

Panelists for the session include: Dr. Rana Awdish, Critical Care Medicine Physician and Pulmonary Hypertension Program Director, Henry Ford Hospital; Renee Campbell, Director, Office of Consumer Services, Michigan Department of Financial and Insurance Services; Jeff Romback, Deputy Director, Michigan Association of Health Plans; and, Anthony King, CEO, The Wellness Plan Medical Centers.

Lezotte has substantial experience in corporate, health care, tax, and exempt organization matters, including healthcare ventures, business transactions, regulatory investigations, corporate and nonprofit governance, , and tax-exempt issues. He also has served in leadership roles on many other civic and nonprofit boards.

He has been active in numerous bar and professional organizations. He has been recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” (health care law), published by Woodward/White, Inc. since 2013; and has been selected to Michigan Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, since 2008.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com
or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long attorney Paul M. Mersino named Practice Department Chair of the Lit II Practice Group

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Paul M. Mersino has been named Practice Department Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mersino will be responsible for the management and oversight of the firm’s Commercial Litigation attorneys who will report to him as well as for the strategic goals, budgeting, forecasting, and direction of the litigation practice group.

Mersino represents public and private companies, both as plaintiff’s attorney and defendant’s attorney, in a number of areas including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, non-competition and trade secret disputes, automotive supplier disputes, construction litigation, and First Amendment litigation.

He represents and advises a number of startup companies, assisting them with their legal needs and matching them with potential venture capital funding. He also handles appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, and in federal courts across the country.

Notably, Mersino has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer, as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine, as one of Oakland County’s Elite 40 under 40, and as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Mersino is admitted to the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District
of Michigan, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States, and has been admitted on temporary basis in several state and federal courts across the United States.

He has written numerous guest articles and is a speaker in demand. Mersino serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Bar Association, has served as an advisor to the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Litigation Advisory Board, and is a Trustee of the Butzel Long Charitable Trust.

Mersino is a 2008 graduate of Ave Maria School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Law Review and the State Championship Moot Court team. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Northwood University (B.A., 2005).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long attorney Claudia Rast reappointed to ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Claudia Rast has been reappointed to serve on the American Bar Association (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. To date, she has served six one-year terms since this Task Force was created in 2012.

Task Force members are charged with examining risks posed by criminals, terrorists and nations that seek to steal personal and financial information, disrupt critical infrastructure, and wage cyberwar.

In 2017, Rast co-authored a chapter to the second edition of The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook. Her current ABA book project, for which she is a co-author, is due to be published in early 2020 and is entitled, Cyber Incident Response Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals.

Rast, who serves as Butzel Long’s Intellectual Property Practice Department Chair, blends her expertise in law, business, and science to assist companies in their strategic use of technology, counseling clients in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data theft, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of electronically stored information.

With the rise of cyber events in recent years, her background in forensics, IT environments and security has proved invaluable in working with clients to both defend against and respond to pervasive cyber attacks and to conduct cybersecurity awareness and response training sessions.

Similarly, over the past several years, she has worked within both the IT entrepreneur community and the automotive supplier network to negotiate contracts covering innovative technologies associated with autonomous and connected vehicles, to address security, privacy, IP ownership, and new and potential regulations.

Rast is an experienced environmental lawyer, focusing on alternative energy and sustainability practices, including work on the development of a global Rule of Law Index for environment and energy with the World Justice Project. This past May she moderated an environmental rule of law panel in the Netherlands at The Hague sponsored by the World Justice Forum.

She is a frequent national speaker on matters ranging from cybersecurity, privacy, data breach, eDiscovery, and social media. In addition, she has published numerous articles including an online course for CPE credit.

Her memberships include the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, where she has been involved in the leadership of the Section since 1999, including Chair of the Section in 2008-2009, Ann Arbor’s New Enterprise Forum Board of Directors (2008-2017), the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Board of Directors (2008-2013), ICLE’s Technology Training Advisory Board (1998-2017), and the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Board of Directors (2017-present). In 2001, she was the only lawyer named as a Technology Industry Leader in Crain’s Detroit Business, and in 2003 the Ann Arbor Chapter of American Women in Computing named her as one of twenty “Top Michigan Women in Computing.” In 2015, she was named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Leader in the Law.”

Rast is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.S., Natural Resources) and cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Detroit Law Review. In 2014, she successfully completed the four-week online program, “Tackling the Challenges of Big Data,” developed and taught by the faculty of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in collaboration with MIT Professional Education.

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter @butzel_long or : https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long attorney Hannah E. Treppa named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Class of “Up & Coming Lawyers”

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Hannah E. Treppa is one of 30 attorneys in the state named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The attorneys will be honored during a luncheon on December 5 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.

Attorneys recognized for this honor have distinguished themselves in the practice of law. The honorees were evaluated based on nominations by their peers, colleagues, and associates. The recipients were selected by a committee based on their outstanding professional accomplishments and their mentoring/community involvement.

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Treppa focuses her practice primarily on employment and labor law. Her experience includes defending clients in administrative charges before governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in state and federal discrimination and retaliation lawsuits. In addition, Treppa has represented clients in general matters pertaining to commercial and tort litigation and arbitration, including breach of contract actions and product liability litigation. She is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Treppa is a member of the Board of the Detroit Bar Association’s Barristers (Young Lawyers) Section, which focuses its efforts on service to the Detroit metropolitan community by volunteering in community service programs, partnering with local law schools, and working with schools in the community to present its annual educational Law Day program in contribution with the 3rd Circuit Court.

She is a member of the Young Leadership Council of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). She also serves as a member of the Board of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, where she is Co-Chair of the Trial Practice section, and a leader on the Legal Excellence Awards Committee. She also is a Co-Chair on the eBlast Committee of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Treppa was recently appointed a Co-Chairman of Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee, which seeks to improve career development for women attorneys through training and mentorship.

Notably, Treppa facilitates two monthly affinity groups of human resource professionals for MichBusiness. Since starting her career with Butzel Long, she has been a regular presenter at the firm’s annual Labor, Employment, Benefits, and Immigration Law Forum. She was a featured presenter during Butzel Long’s June 2019 webinar, “Public Accommodations and Employment Law 101 for the Service Industry.” She also has written guest articles including an article co-authored with colleague, Carey A. DeWitt, titled, “Presentation of the Decision-Making Witness,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 2018.

She is a proud alumna of Hillsdale College (B.A., 2012), and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016). While in law school, she served as the Executive Editor of Outside Articles for UDM’s Law Review. Treppa also was a member of UDM’s National Trial Advocacy Competition Team, UDM’s Moot Court team, served as a chairman of UDM’s Public Interest Committee, and worked as a student lawyer for the 35th District Court Public Defender. While in law school, Treppa also served as a judicial intern for Hon. Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as for Hon. Chief Judge James A. Plakas at the 35th District Court. She earned her B.A. from Hillsdale College.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long is hosting its 32nd Annual Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Forum on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. – Human resources professionals, general counsel, business owners and all who deal with employees, must hit the ground running each day to keep up with a maze of labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration law issues. Butzel Long’s 32nd Annual Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Forum will focus on key legal matters on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, located at 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

The seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $190 registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The program is pending approval for both 4 (HR (General)) recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute as well as 4 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

“Labor, employment, benefits and immigration issues change constantly,” said Daniel B. Tukel, Chair of Butzel Long’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Department. “We have developed 12 workshops to address some of the top workplace issues employers face today.”

Workshop session topics include:

• Recent Changes in Immigration: Impact on Employers and their Foreign National Employees

• Workplace Violence and the Mentally Challenged Employee

• Employee Benefits Issues Worth Losing Sleep Over – A Roundtable Discussion

• Marijuana in the Workplace

• Challenges in Business Immigration: Strategies for Employers of Foreign National Employees

• Leaves and Other Workplace Accommodation Issues

• EMERGENCY! What to do When Your Company’s Valuable Assets are at Risk

• FMLA Issues

• How the NLRB Affects Your Non-Union Employees

• Politics in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

• FLSA Updates

• Labor and Employment Compliance: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

A highlight will be a lunchtime program describing Employment Best Practices featuring a panel of Butzel Long attorneys and prominent business representatives who will discuss their company’s best employment-related practices in areas including diversity and employee retention, to name a few.

For more information or to register online, visit https://www.butzel.com/event. For inquiries, contact Nairi Chopjian at 313-225-7012 or chopjian@butzel.com.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long