Rojas, Schroder appointed to state bar health section leadership roles

Attorneys Leslie A. Rojas and Jeffrey M. Schroder of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, were recently elected to several leadership positions within the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section.

A member of the firm’s Healthcare Law Industry Group, Rojas was appointed to the Governing Council of the State Bar’s Health Care Law Section. Her three-year term ends in 2020. She also was elected to serve a second year as a member of both the Medical Legal and Technology Subcommittees for the section.

Schroder, who also is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Law Industry Group, was appointed to the State Bar’s Governing Council for the Health Care Law Section. His three-year term also concludes in 2020. He also was elected to serve as the 2017 – 2018 Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Health Care Law Section.

The Health Care Law Section is a subdivision of the State Bar of Michigan, which was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1935. Through its committees and programs, the section serves as an educational resource for members of the bar and fosters professional development and the advancement of health care law standards.

Licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan, Rojas concentrates her practice exclusively in the area of healthcare law. She assists clients with healthcare regulatory, transactional and corporate matters, focusing on healthcare fraud and abuse issues, joint ventures and business transactions, practitioner employment agreements, HIPAA and state privacy and security laws, telemedicine arrangements, certificates of need, and Medicare enrollment, billing and reimbursement issues.

Resident in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Rojas received her law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2008. While there, she received numerous academic awards and was involved with the school’s moot court program, serving as national team coach in 2008. Rojas received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2004. She is active in the American Bar Association (Health Law Section), the Chicago Bar Association (Health Law Committee) and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Oakland County Chapter).

Licensed in Michigan’s state and federal courts, Schroder focuses his practice in the areas of healthcare and governmental law. Resident in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, he defends a variety of healthcare clients in matters involving regulatory compliance, audit defense, alleged fraud claims and embezzlement recovery. In addition, Schroder has extensive experience representing municipalities in all aspects of municipal law with particular expertise in the areas of land use, zoning and licensing matters.

A member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers, Schroder graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2001 and received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Albion College in 1997.

For over a century, Plunkett Cooney has been a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Industry Group was formed to meet the unique needs of clients in the increasingly complex business of healthcare. Using a multi-specialty approach, the firm’s attorneys solve and work to prevent problems on behalf of all types of healthcare providers, payors and health-related businesses. The firm’s clients include physicians and physician networks, single- and multi-specialty professional practices, physician-hospital organizations, integrated delivery networks, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities and many others.


For more information about Leslie A. Rojas and Jeffrey M. Schroder leadership positions with the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

Schroder to address attendees at public meeting on medical cannabis

Attorney Jeffrey Schroder of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, will be among the featured speakers on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at a public meeting sponsored by Clinton Township on the topic of medical cannabis.

Schroder, who is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Government Affairs Practice Group and Cannabis Industry Group, is a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General. The other featured speakers will include Dr. Saqib Nakadar, an internal medicine specialist, and Justin Dunakiss, a lobbyist from Dunaskiss Consulting and Development, Inc.

The public meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Macomb County Community College, Center Campus, University Center (UC1), located at 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. According to a township press release, the purpose of this public presentation is to “educate, not advocate” for medical cannabis.

Schroder and the other guest speakers will each have 15 minutes to discuss the topic of medical cannabis with the remainder of the time reserved for attendees who will each have up to three minutes to speak on the subject.

In 2008, Michigan voters approved a ballot measure to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. In 2016, the state’s Legislature passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) to establish parameters for the growth, distribution and use of medical cannabis.

Municipalities are now at a decision point – they must decide whether to allow medical cannabis businesses to operate within their borders or to prohibit them. For those choosing to allow such businesses, they will do so following regulations currently under development by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

“This is a crucial time for municipalities, and there is a lot to consider, including income tax land use, public safety, and community revenue implications,” said Schroder of Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office. “My goals in speaking tomorrow night are to help residents and elected officials understand the potential implications of a medical cannabis business in their community.”

Plunkett Cooney is one of the first Michigan law firms to establish a Cannabis Industry Group dedicated to representing the interests of commercial clients that are already licensed at the local level to operate grow, dispensary and support services companies. The members of the firm’s industry group publish The Cannabiz Law Blog, which is designed to help members of the cannabis industry stay updated on news, legislation, regulations and other developments in cannabis law.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs nearly 300 employees, including approximately 140 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, as well as Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Fortune magazine has also named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about attorney Jeffrey Schroder’s speaking engagement at the Clinton Township Medical Marijuana Presentation, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or