Butzel Long Elects Shareholders

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Ashley Glime, Daniel J. McCarthy and Neil Patel have been elected shareholders.

Ashley Glime

Based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, Glime advises clients in the areas of intellectual property, media, and technology law. Her trademark practices encompasses all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law including global trademark portfolio and brand management; clearance searches and opinions, filing and prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications, development of domain name strategies and resolution of domain name disputes, developing trademark monitoring and enforcement strategies, drafting license, co-branding, coexistence and settlement agreements.

Her copyright practice includes securing protections, licensing, fair use analysis, and enforcement. She serves as a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) agent and has represented clients with works ranging from computer software to photographs to traditional written works. She assists in analyzing infringement and U.S. copyright litigation.
Glime brings the experience of an information technology professional and a computer coder to the practice of technology law. Her practice spans the range of emerging technologies from driverless cars to blockchain.

She also advises on privacy and access issues, including the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act for a broad array of clients, including digital media, emerging technology groups and digital businesses. She conducts pre-publication review of stories/broadcasts including Fair Use analysis and has drafted talent agreements for broadcast clients.

While attending William Mitchell College of Law, Glime was a member of the Student Intellectual Property Association, and the National Security Law Association, research assistant and program developer for the Mitchell in London program, and served as a judicial intern for the Florence County Circuit Court Judge in Florence, Wisconsin. She spent her third year of law school studying in London focusing on English Company and European and English Intellectual Property Law.

Glime’s education includes the following: University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 2008; William Mitchell College of Law 2012; J.D.; BPP Law School, London, England 2012, LL.B.

Daniel J. McCarthy

McCarthy, who is based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, concentrates his practice in appellate and commercial litigation for both state and federal courts.
He is 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.

McCarthy 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.).

Neil Patel

Based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office, Patel concentrates his practice in the areas of business and corporate law.

He advises and counsels clients on matters related to the sale or acquisition of businesses, general corporate and business law, entity formation, shareholder disputes, and preparation and negotiation of corporate and transactional documents, including merger & acquisitions, operating and compliance documents. He provides legal services to clients in a wide array of businesses, including the automotive, medical, manufacturing, franchising, technology and hospitality industries.

In addition to representing established businesses, Patel is active in start-up and growth-stage ventures, providing advice and counsel to help clients make sound business decisions.

Prior to pursuing his legal career, Patel spent nearly a decade owning and operating multiple units of a national restaurant franchise. His experience as a business owner gives him the unique ability to provide clients with guidance on legal matters while simultaneously minding the practicality of that advice from the client’s business perspective.

Patel is a graduate of Western Michigan University (J.D., magna cum laude) and the University of Windsor, Ontario (Bachelor of Commerce). While in law school, he served as Senior Editor of the Law Review and a member of the moot court executive board.

To complement his academic activities during law school, Patel interned with Judge Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and was employed as a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure.

Patel is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), and a Young Leaders member of the Detroit Economic Club. He participated in the Detroit Economic Club’s Career Readiness Academy, a six-month program that mentors high school students regarding career aspirations and connects them with leaders and contemporary issues. In addition to his external activities, he is a member of the firm’s recruiting, diversity, and retention committee.

Patel is admitted to practice in Michigan state courts and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S.

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

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Butzel Long attorney Angela Emmerling Shapiro earns prestigious Certified Information Privacy Professional designation

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Angela Emmerling Shapiro has earned the prestigious Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

The CIPP designation is a global industry standard for professionals working in the field of privacy and data protection and is backed by American National Standards Institute/International Organization for Standardization (ANSI/ISO) accreditation. Those who earn the credential must demonstrate a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations as well as an understanding of requirements for the responsible transfer of data to/from the U.S., the EU, and other jurisdictions.

Shapiro previously earned the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification through the Academy of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists, demonstrating her skills in all aspects of electronic discovery. With her CIPP/US and CEDS certifications, combined with her years of experience practicing in the field of electronic discovery, Shapiro is uniquely qualified to guide clients through the identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronic data from sources across the globe.

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.

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 other artificial intelligence where appropriate, to efficiently and effectively assess Terabytes of data to find the key records necessary for successful legal advocacy.

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

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 attorneys named to DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers in metro Detroit 2020

DETROIT, Mich. – Seventy Butzel Long attorneys have been named Top Lawyers in metro Detroit 2020 by DBusiness magazine. The list appears in the November/December 2019 edition. The attorneys and their practice areas are listed below:

Ann Arbor office

— Jennifer A. Dukarski
Copyright Law
Information Technology Law

— Ashley Glime
Copyright Law

— Mark W. Jane
Employee Benefits Law

— Nancy Keppelman
Employee Benefits Law

— Lynn F. McGuire
Employee Benefits Law

— Claudia Rast
Copyright Law
Information Technology Law

— Angela Emmerling Shapiro
Information Management & Discovery Law

— Andrew Stumpff
Employee Benefits Law

Bloomfield Hills office

— Stephen A. Bromberg
Litigation – Real Estate

— Jennifer E. Consiglio
Corporate Law

— Carey A. DeWitt
Labor and Employment Law
Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits

— Damien DuMouchel
White-Collar Criminal Defense

— Theodore R. Eppel
Legal Malpractice Law
Litigation – Antitrust

— Debra A. Geroux
Health Care Law

— Amy L. Glenn
Trusts and Estates

— Beth S. Gotthelf
Energy Law
Environmental Law

— David W. Hipp
Banking & Financial Service Law

— Robert A. Hudson
International Trade Law
Securities Law

— Laura E. Johnson
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

— Susan L. Johnson
Environmental Law

— Thomas A. Kabel
Banking & Financial Service Law
Real Estate Law

— Kaveh Kashef
Litigation – Real Estate

— Sheldon H. Klein
Antitrust Law
Litigation – Antitrust

— Bushra A. Malik
Immigration Law

— Suzanne M. Miller
Tax Law

— Max J. Newman
Bankruptcy and Creditor /Debtor Rights Law

— Neil Patel
Corporate Law

— Robert P. Perry
Trusts and Estates

— Tom B. Radom
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law

— Joseph E. Richotte
Appellate Law

— Craig S. Schwartz
Labor and Employment Law

— Robert H. Schwartz
Health Care Law

— Thomas L. Shaevsky
Employee Benefits Law

— Thomas C. Simpson
Litigation – Real Estate

— Daniel B. Tukel
Labor and Employment Law

— Roxana Zaha
Real Estate Law

Detroit office

— Geaneen M. Arends
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

— Linda J. Armstrong
Immigration Law

— Frederick A. Berg, Jr.
Insurance Law

— James C. Bruno
Arbitration
Commercial Law
International Trade Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

— Joshua J. Chinsky
White-Collar Criminal Defense

— Maura Corrigan
Appellate Law

— Michael C. Decker
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

— David J. DeVine
Insurance Law
Litigation — Commercial

— George B. Donnini
White –Collar Criminal Defense

— Arthur Dudley, II
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

— David F. DuMouchel
Professional Malpractice Law
White-Collar Criminal Defense

— Eric J. Flessland
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

— Bernard J. Fuhs
Franchise Law
Trade Secrets

— Michael R. Griffie
Labor and Employment Law

— Cynthia J. Haffey
Litigation – Commercial

— Ziyad I. Hermiz
Franchise Law
Litigation – Commercial

— Justin G. Klimko
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

— Phillip C. Korovesis
Trade Secrets

— Mark R. Lezotte
Health Care Law
Nonprofit/Charities Law

— Clara DeMatteis Mager
Immigration Law

— Paul M. Mersino
Construction Law
Litigation – Commercial
Trade Secrets

— Brett J. Miller
Franchise Law
Labor and Employment Law

— Donald B. Miller
Product Liability

— Reginald A. Pacis
Immigration Law

— James S. Rosenfeld
Labor and Employment Law
Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits

— George Schooff
Intellectual Property and Patent Law
Litigation – Patents

— Bruce L. Sendek
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Commercial

— Ivonne M. Soler
Family Law

— Nicholas J. Stasevich
Commercial Law
Corporate Law
International Trade Law

— Hannah E. Treppa
Labor and Employment Law

— John C. Valenti
Product Liability

— Kurtis T. Wilder
Appellate Law
Arbitration

— James E. Wynne
Product Liability

Lansing office

— James J. Urban
Litigation – Construction

For the list, DBusiness magazine polled 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties among 50 legal specialties.

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 Kurtis T. Wilder receives 2019 Grano Award, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Kurtis T. Wilder was recently honored by The Federalist Society as the 2019 Joseph D. Grano Award recipient, given to the most distinguished servant to the rules of the law. The award was presented during the Chapter’s Annual Dinner on October 30, 2019 in Plymouth.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Wilder is Of Counsel to Butzel Long. Justice Wilder served on the Michigan Supreme Court following his appointment by Governor Rick Snyder on May 9, 2017. Prior that time, Justice Wilder served as a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals from December 1998 to May 2017 and a judge of the Washtenaw County Trial Court from March 1992 to December 1998.

Justice Wilder, the 112th Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, graduated from the University of Michigan with an A.B. degree in Political Science in 1981, and from the University of Michigan Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1984.

He has memberships in the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation; the Federalist Society, Board of Advisors, Lawyers Division-Michigan Chapter; and the Wolverine Bar Association. Justice Wilder has served as a member of the Model Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, the Family Division Joint Rules Committee, and the Family Court Implementation Task Force. He is a Past President of the Michigan Judges Association, and Past Chairman of the State Bar Judicial Conference. Justice Wilder also served as the Supreme Court’s liaison for courthouse security.

Justice Wilder has also been active in numerous civic and philanthropic endeavors throughout his career. He is a former chair of the State of Michigan Community Corrections Advisory Board; former board chair of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and Nonprofit Enterprise at Work; former board member of The Sphinx Organization; Rotary Club of Ann Arbor; Ann Arbor Symphony; and, American Red Cross, Washtenaw County Chapter.

Justice Wilder currently serves on the Boards of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation; and Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is an Elder and Chancel Choir member at First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth.

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 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
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