Miller Canfield Ranks First in State for Municipal Bond Work

Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit, has announced that it has again been ranked first among Michigan bond counsel law firms in the 2016 Bond Counsel Rankings, published by Thomson Reuters. Miller Canfield bond attorneys opined on Michigan municipal bond issues totaling more than $4.6 billion in 2016. Additionally, the firm’s Chicago office opined on bond issues totaling $120 million. Firm wide, Miller Canfield ranked fourth in the Mideast Region.

Miller Canfield’s Public Finance group is the largest group of municipal finance experts in Michigan. The firm has been ranked No. 1 in Michigan nearly all of the more than 30 years the rankings have been published.

With more than 25 attorneys in Michigan and Illinois, the group specializes in virtually every type of public finance transaction for capital projects and infrastructure improvements, economic development projects, refinancings and cash flow borrowings for all types of governmental issuers, including State and local governmental units, schools, hospitals, special purpose authorities, colleges and universities.

About Miller Canfield

With over 250 lawyers practicing in all major areas of law and 14 offices in five countries, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. Our lawyers are recognized by the most prestigious legal referral guides and organizations around the world, including Chambers USA and the 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report, in which Miller Canfield received national first-tier rankings in Public Finance Law, Labor & Employment Litigation and Labor Law-Management. Miller Canfield was also named by corporate counsel as a “Standout in Complex Labor Litigation” in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 report, the second consecutive year. The firm is also recognized for superior client service in the 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team report.

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Miller Canfield Hires Wendy Richards to Lead, Expand Pro Bono Practice

Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit, is pleased to announce that Wendolyn Wrosch Richards has rejoined the firm in the role of Pro Bono Counsel. Richards’ role is a new position in the firm.
The announcement was made by CEO Michael McGee.

“The creation of the Pro Bono Counsel position is a reflection of Miller Canfield’s serious commitment to supporting pro bono services, and our investment in the communities where we work and live,” McGee said. “During the past year, the firm has contributed more than $1.8 million to pro bono endeavors, including the more than 5,000 hours of pro bono services our attorneys have performed. Under Wendy’s leadership, we can do even more.”

Richards previously worked as a senior litigation attorney, spending nine years working on numerous multimillion-dollar actions involving securities, intellectual property and general complex litigation.
In 2013, she left the firm to work for a Michigan nonprofit focused on improving communities through pro bono legal and technical services to nonprofits. There she helped launch the Small Business Legal Academy Detroit and led initiatives to develop community support for fundraising and entrepreneurship in underserved areas.

She is active in professional and civic groups such as the State Bar of Michigan Justice Initiative, Pro Bono Initiative Committee, New Economy Initiative’s Neighborhood Business Initiative Worktable and Greening of Detroit Policy and Advocacy Committee.

In addition to her work as pro bono counsel at Miller Canfield, Richards will also work in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.

Miller Canfield Named on U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms List

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that the firm has again been named in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” 2017 rankings.
Miller Canfield was recognized as a nationally tiered firm in 16 practice areas. The firm was also ranked among the highest in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, and the Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Troy. In all, Miller Canfield was recognized in 130 areas. A full list of the rankings can be found here.
“The rankings confirm that Miller Canfield delivers world class legal service in not just a handful of practice areas, or in one or two offices, but in literally every type of work we do, for every type of client we serve,” said Miller Canfield CEO Mike McGee.
Firms included in the 2017 “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, according to U.S. News & World Report, which also produces “Best Lawyers in America.” The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.

Miller Canfield Among Top 15% of Complex Employment Litigation Firms in America

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that the BTI Litigation Outlook 2017 has ranked the firm in the top 15 percent of all U.S. law firms in Complex Employment Litigation.

Miller Canfield’s employment litigation team is regularly ranked alongside the best known major national law firms. With attorneys licensed in several states and admitted to more than 30 federal courts, the team has the capacity to litigate cases throughout the United States and Canada, including: wage and hour disputes; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission harassment, retaliation, discrimination and civil rights claims; Family Medical Leave Act and Americans wth Disabilities Act claims; wrongful discharge, whistleblower and employment-related tort claims; non-compete disputes; and employment-related arbitrations.

The BTI Litigation Outlook reports on client behavior and spending, how it is changing in 2017, and what law firms can do to adapt and strengthen their client relationships. BTI is predicting that there will be little change in spending on litigation, but opportunities for law firms remain strong as many clients are increasingly looking to their existing law firms to do both everyday litigation work and complex litigation. The report noted that specific areas of growth include employment, class action and intellectual property litigation, while commercial litigation spending is expected to decrease in the coming year.

About Miller Canfield
With over 250 lawyers practicing in all major areas of law and 14 offices in five countries, Miller Canfield is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. Our lawyers are recognized by the most prestigious legal referral guides and organizations around the world, including Chambers USA and the 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report, in which Miller Canfield received national first-tier rankings in Public Finance Law, Labor & Employment Litigation and Labor Law-Management. Miller Canfield was also named by corporate counsel as a “Standout in Complex Labor Litigation” in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 report, the third consecutive year. The firm is also recognized for superior client service in the 2015 BTI Client Service A-Team report.

Visit www.millercanfield.com. Follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/millercanfield.