Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro featured during ACEDS Midwest Conference and eDiscovery Symposium on October 26

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro will be a featured speaker during the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Midwest Regional Conference and eDiscovery Symposium on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Greektown Hotel. Shapiro is a panelist for the session titled “AI – Defining, Demystifying and Paths to Really Using Artificial Intelligence.”

Angela Emmerling Shapiro

Shapiro is a litigation attorney with a focus on electronic discovery. She helps clients overcome the technological and legal challenges presented during civil litigation and governmental investigations where large volumes of potential evidence have been electronically created and stored.

Electronic discovery is a constantly-evolving field and companies face serious legal consequences when evidence is not adequately preserved or when preserved data is not defensibly collected and reviewed during the litigation discovery process. Shapiro works with clients to meet these challenges efficiently and cost effectively. She also works with multi-national clients to navigate complex data privacy laws that impact the preservation, collection and use of electronic evidence during U.S. litigation.

Shapiro was one of the first attorneys in the state to develop a deep practice in the area of electronic discovery. She is an advocate for using technology, including predictive analytics and artificial intelligence where appropriate, to efficiently and effectively assess Terabytes of data and to find the key records necessary for successful legal advocacy.

Notably, Shapiro has achieved the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist certification. CEDS certification is earned by individuals who pass a comprehensive four-hour examination that provides a tough and objective measure of an individual’s mastery of all aspects of electronic discovery.

In addition to achieving her CEDS certification, Shapiro has been named a DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyer” in the Information Management and eDiscovery category repeatedly since the category was first introduced in 2014. In 2018 she was also named a “Top Lawyer” in the Information Technology Law category.

She is one of 25 Michigan women named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Notable Women in Tech.

Shapiro is a proud recipient of the 2015 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Volunteer of the Year Award and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award for her longtime role as a (now former) MDTC board member. She is a member of the national and Detroit chapters of the Academy of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and serves on the Technology Committee for the Federal Bar Association in the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all Michigan state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Shapiro also serves as the chair of Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee and in that role has organized multiple fundraisers for Gleaners Community Food Bank, including a “PBJ & Wine” event that benefited Gleaners’ Hunger Free Summer Program. She also sits on the firm’s Pro Bono and Technology Committees.

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

Forward Detroit’s October 16 program focuses on Businesses Investing in Talent; Butzel Long Chairman Richard E. Rassel is a featured presenter

DETROIT, Mich. – Businesses investing in talent is the focus for Forward Detroit’s investor briefing program from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Detroit Athletic Club, located at 241 Madison. The fee is $20 for Forward Detroit members.

The program will feature Richard E. Rassel, Chairman, Butzel Long; Jon Kaplan, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for Discover Financial Services; and, Sandy Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO.

Kaplan will discuss Discover’s College Commitment program and the return on investment Discover has realized by providing greater tuition reimbursement benefits to low-income employees. Baruah will offer an update on how the 2018 election can impact Michigan’s competitiveness in education attainment and attracting and retaining top talent. Then, Rassel will provide an update on the Chamber’s Detroit Drives Degrees talent initiative.

Rassel practices primarily in the area of complex business litigation and arbitration with a special concentration in media law. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers from 1989-2013 and is a graduate of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediation and Arbitration.

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

Risks and Opportunities of USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) highlighted during October 25 Symposium at Macomb/ OU Business Incubator; Butzel Long attorneys and Macomb County’s Director of Planning and Economic Development will discuss how local businesses can navigate rapid changes

DETROIT, Mich. – After more than a year, the United States, Mexico and Canada reached a trade deal on September 30, 2018. What will the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – USMCA – (NAFTA 2.0) mean now for U.S. companies already doing business on the ground with Mexico and Canada?

Butzel Long law firm and the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development are co-sponsoring a program to discuss the risks, opportunities and how local businesses can respond during a free symposium from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Velocity Collaboration Center – Macomb/ OU Incubator, located at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Reservations are required and seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Nairi Bagdasarian at bagdasarian@butzel.com

“Since the beginning of 2018, we’ve seen an unprecedented flood of new tariffs either threatened or enacted – tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, steel and aluminum tariffs, tariffs on Chinese imports, tariffs on automobiles and automotive components,” said Jim Townsend, attorney and Chair of Butzel’s Macomb County Development Team. “We will address how local companies can seize opportunities and minimize threats to their businesses along with key strategies to protect from shifting trade rules.”

Featured presenters include John Paul Rea, Director of Planning and Economic Development, Macomb County. In addition, Butzel Long attorneys who have expertise in Internal Trade Law, will offer key updates including:

• Les Glick is co-chair of Butzel Long’s International Trade and Customs Specialty Team. He has extensive experience in the areas of international trade and customs law.

• Catherine Karol concentrates her Butzel Long practice in transactional negotiations, litigation, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and bankruptcy proceedings.

• Raul Rangel is a corporate attorney, who is licensed to practice law in New York and in Mexico. Mr. Rangel works closely with other Butzel attorneys to represent organizations doing business in Mexico and the United States in a broad range of industries.

• Mitch Zajac concentrates his Butzel Long practice in the areas of automotive, intellectual property, regulatory and emissions compliance, and sports and entertainment law.

About the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development

The mission of the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is to retain, grow and attract economic investment while improving the overall quality of life for residents and businesses in Macomb County.

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 Jennifer Dukarski will discuss cybersecurity and privacy during several programs in October

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Long attorney, shareholder and leader of the firm’s connected car working group, is a speaker in demand. She will discuss cybersecurity and privacy at several programs focused on automotive and healthcare, respectively, in southeast Michigan in October including:

• October 9 – Keynote and Moderator: The Eye, the Brain and the Auto: 8th World Research Congress on Vision and Driving. Henry Ford Health System. https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2018/the-eye-the-brain-the-auto-8th-world-research-congress-on-vision-and-driving

• October 11 – Presentation: From ADAS to Automated Driving. Society of Automotive Engineers. https://www.sae.org/attend/adas

• October 16 – Speaker: Marsh & McLennan Companies Automotive and Manufacturing Symposium. Marsh & McLennan.

• October 19 – Keynote: United Cerebral Palsy Many Ann Greenawalt Memorial Awards Luncheon. UCP Detroit and UCP Michigan. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-ann-greenawalt-memorial-awards-luncheon-by-ucpdetroit-ucpmichigan-tickets-49350482622

• October 23 – Panelist: Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress. https://autonomousregulationscongress.com/en/conference-programme.php

• October 24 – Keynote and Panelist: Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress. https://autonomousregulationscongress.com/en/conference-programme.php

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. She has appeared on several television programs, including Autoline and AutoBeat, and in many print interviews (including CIO Magazine, PC World, Bridge Magazine, Computer World and Automotive News) discussing automotive technology and its related legal issues.
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.

Further, she was named a “2016 Honoree for Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She also is among Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” and DBusiness “Top Lawyers.” She is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Vehicle Technology Society Treasurer and serves as a Working Group member with IEEE PAR 1912 (Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices) which is focused on setting standards for privacy and security protocols. She also coaches and mentors’ women engineers.

At the same time, she is a co-Chair of the Women in Communication Law committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Communications Law and serves on the Forum’s Governing Committee. Moreover, Dukarski is an adjunct professor in the Paralegal Program, teaching Intellectual Property at Baker College.

She is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010). She’s also a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1996).

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 Mark R. Lezotte to serve as a moderator during the Crain’s Health Care Leadership Summit on October 15

DETROIT, Mich. – Mark Lezotte, a leading southeast Michigan health care attorney with Butzel Long, will serve as one of the moderators during the Crain’s Health Care Leadership Summit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018 at The Henry in Dearborn. The theme for the event is: “Michigan’s $2 Billion Question: How to Best Coordinate Mental and Physical Health.”

Lezotte has substantial experience in corporate, health care, tax, and exempt organization matters, including corporate and nonprofit governance, business transactions, tax-exempt issues, hospital-physician ventures, and regulatory investigations. 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.

Lezotte is a devoted volunteer; last month he was recognized by Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services as he completed 13 years of services on the board of this statewide organization, and in 2017 he received the Richard L. Beer Volunteer Award from United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit (UCP/Detroit) for his longstanding commitment to the UCP/Detroit and the disability community.

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 hosts free webinar on ‘The Affordable Care Act, Eight Years Later – A Reset’ on October 18; Attorneys address key employer questions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in 2010, sought to reduce rampant double-digit medical inflation by making health insurance available and attainable for United States citizens and legal residents. Employer-sponsored group health plans cover millions of employees, and employers have struggled to stay abreast of the ACA requirements impacting those plans.

Butzel Long attorneys Mark W. Jane and Diane M. Soubly will address key questions and the future of the ACA during a free webinar from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 18, 2018. To register, please visit: www.butzel.com/events. For more information, call Jon Spencer at (313) 983-6995 or spencer@butzel.com.

“Employers large and small have wrestled with the sheer scope of ACA requirements and changes over the past eight years,” notes Jane. “Almost two years into a very different Administration, the ACA landscape has radically changed,” comments Soubly. “Regulatory changes and the many ACA lawsuits filed by states, health care providers, and insurers have created uncertainty and potentially increased costs for employers.”

The webinar will explore such questions as:
• What legal challenges have employers faced as a result of the ACA’s provisions?
• What ACA requirements have changed and what are their likely impacts?
• What must an employer do today?

About the presenters:

• Mark W. Jane, based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practices in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, with a focus on complex issues arising from the sponsorship of group health and welfare plans. Licensed in Michigan and California, Jane has been recognized for his acumen in Employee Benefits as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers USA and as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.

• Diane M. Soubly, also based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practices in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits law and litigation and labor and employment law and litigation. Licensed in Michigan and Illinois and a Super Lawyer in both fields, Soubly is a Fellow of both the American College of Employee Benefits Council and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Benefits Council and serves on the editorial board of the American Benefits Law Journal.

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 co-hosts Michigan Defense Industry AUSA reception in Washington, D.C. on October 8

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long is co-hosting the 2018 Michigan Defense Industry’s 7th Annual Arsenal of Innovation™ Reception at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Exposition, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at The Army & Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The AUSA Annual Exposition is the largest land warfare tradeshow in North America.

Military and defense industry leaders are expected to attend the invitation-only reception when the AUSA National Annual Meeting takes place. Other reception co-hosts include the Michigan Defense Center and Macomb County. The event also is sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Macomb County Chamber, and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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 David F. DuMouchel to serve as panelist during Midwest Securities Law Institute Course

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder David F. DuMouchel, who Chairs the firm’s Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigation and Criminal Defense practice, will serve as a panelist during the 2018 Midwest Securities Law Institute Course at Michigan State University College of Law on October 12, 2018. He will participate in a panel presentation titled, “SEC Enforcement. Update.” Other featured panelists include: John Birkenheier and David J. Havermaat, Securities and Exchange Commission.

DuMouchel’s practice is limited to white collar criminal defense, defense of corporations and individuals in criminal and civil antitrust matters, professional licensure and criminal health care, IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives fraud, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance.

Notably, DuMouchel was recently elected to the first Board of Directors of the Federal Community Defender of Eastern District of Michigan.

DuMouchel is a recipient of the prestigious Leonard Gilman Award from the Federal Bar Association as the outstanding criminal law practitioner in the Eastern District of Michigan. He has been named by Best Lawyers as the “2010 Detroit Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Notably, he has been listed in each edition of Best Lawyers in America since that publication began more than 30 years ago, including the most recent. Last year, and this, he was one of two Michigan attorneys ranked Tier One in White Collar Crime & Investigations by Chambers USA — The Client’s Guide. DuMouchel also has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in the state of Michigan by DBusiness magazine and he’s also listed in Michigan Super Lawyers.

He has served as a member of the Rules Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and was a member of the U.S. District Court Committee on Magistrate Program Evaluation, and chaired the Federal Bar Association Criminal Defense Committee.

He was a member of the Advisory Committee which drafted the Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers of the American Law Institute, and is on the Member’s Consultative Group of the ALI Model Penal Code Sentencing Project.

In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was a Director in 1981. He is a Master of Bench emeritus, American Inn of Court Ch. XI. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Michigan State Bar Foundation, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as a member of the Criminal Procedure Committee, and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

DuMouchel is a Life Member of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. He served as a member of the U.S. District Court Magistrate Selection Committee in 2014, and was a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee to evaluate applicants for the U.S. Attorney and federal judicial appointments in the Eastern District of Michigan in 2010 and 2012.

DuMouchel is a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1975) and the University of Detroit (M.A., 1972).

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 adds attorney specializing in labor and employment law; Brett Rendeiro joins firm as Shareholder

Attorney Brett Rendeiro has joined Butzel Long as a Shareholder practicing in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.

Rendeiro concentrates his practice in employment law and complex commercial litigation. His broad employment and business litigation experience includes matters involving claims of discrimination and harassment, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, breach of restrictive covenants, shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duties, fraudulent transfers, Fair Labor Standards Act violations and public accessibility violations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rendeiro regularly represents clients in the automotive, professional services, retail, manufacturing, education and banking industries.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Rendeiro worked with a large Michigan law firm, where he was recognized in Best Lawyers in America® (2014 – Present), in Leading Lawyers in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law – Management (2017 – Present), named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation (2014 – Present) and named as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine (2015).

Currently, Rendeiro serves as Chairman of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. He has served on the Foundation’s Board since 2009. Rendeiro is a member of the Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association and State Bar of Michigan.

Rendeiro is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2002, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Wayne Law Review, Survey Editor) and Eastern Michigan University (B.B.A., Finance, 1998).


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 Reginald Pacis featured during panel discussion on immigration on October 11 in Howell

Butzel Long immigration law attorney Reginald A. Pacis will be a featured panelist during a program on immigration on October 11, 2018 at the Howell Carnegie District Library. Among the topics of discussion: What are the most common paths to permanent resident status or temporary status for foreign nationals?

Other featured panelists include: Fayrouz Saad, former director of Detroit’s Office of Immigration Affairs and Russell Abrutyn, an immigration attorney.

Pacis focuses his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B specialty occupation cases, L-1 Intracompany transfers, Labor Certification matters, Immigrant Visa Petitions/Adjustment of Status applications and interviews, TN Free trade cases, H-1B Department of Labor Investigations, I-9 employer verification compliance, and U.S. Port of Entry airport and land port interviews.

He was named Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2013 in the field of Immigration Law by The Best Lawyers in America and has been listed in Best Lawyers for several years. Pacis is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Samahang Pilipino Ng Oakland Filipino organization. He served two consecutive one-year terms from 2003 to 2005 as Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA and was a member of the AILA National Board of Governors for those terms. Pacis previously served as Secretary (2001 to 2003) and Membership Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA (1998 to 2003).

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