Teresa N. Taylor joins Butzel Long as a shareholder in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office

DETROIT, Mich. – Teresa N. Taylor, has joined Butzel Long as a shareholder in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. She defends individuals and corporations during government investigations and before federal courts, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other involved federal agencies concerning alleged civil and criminal violations of U.S. trade sanctions and import-export regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering statutes, and related laws (IEEPA, TWEA, US Patriot Act, ITAR, etc.).

Before joining Butzel Long, Taylor was a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and an associate at a prominent “Magic Circle” global law firm. She also served as a federal law clerk for three U.S. District Court judges in the Western District of Virginia: The Hon. James C. Turk, The Hon. James P. Jones, and The Hon. Michael F. Urbanski.

Taylor successfully represented Appellant, Epsilon Electronics, at the trial and appellate levels against the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the OFAC; and her appellate briefs and oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia resulted in effectively a ground-breaking reversal of a maximum egregious penalty imposed by OFAC against her client. Epsilon Elecs., Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of the Treasury, 857 F.3d 913, 920 (D.C. Cir. 2017).

Taylor is an appointed member to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Board on Professional Responsibility, Hearing Committee. She also has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and other colleges.

Taylor earned an LL.M., International & Comparative Law, Georgetown University Law Center; a J.D., cum laude, and M.A., International Affairs & Politics, American University; a M.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College; and, a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland College Park.
Taylor is an active polo player. Outside of work Taylor can be found playing polo with her son, traveling, and enjoying all forms of art.

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

Detroit IT Welcomes New Client Engagement Manager

Management Team Expanding to Better Support Growth in Employees and Clientele

Troy, Mich., June 2nd, 2015 – Detroit IT, an IT Solutions Partner for various industries throughout Metro Detroit, is excited to announce that Marco D’Aristotile has joined their team as the new Client Engagement Manager.

D’Aristotile is formerly a three year veteran and Lead Consultant/Delivery Engineer at Vision Computer Solutions, where he was the first employee to become Sonicwall Certified, deploy Star2Star phone systems, and setup a custom cloud desktop environment through Independence IT’s Cloud Workspace solution.

He has decided to make a career change to direct his focus on client engagement, project management, and process improvement. Utilizing his 16 years of IT industry experience and previous leadership skills, Marco will be guiding the formulation of new solutions to better accommodate clients’ needs at Detroit IT.

“We are thrilled to have such a passionate and talented leader on our team,” said CTO, Eric Grundlehner. “It is clear that Marco thrives in providing exceptional service to clients throughout every step of the process. He is able to successfully connect with our clients in new and creative ways, inspiring the rest of the support team to go above and beyond their assigned duties.”

Marco D’Aristotile is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. He began his career at EDS as an intern on the Infrastructure/IT Team later transferring to their Virtual Reality Center department. He has been an IT coordinator for advertising firms and has held technician roles at other IT companies specializing in Mac and PC platforms. His multi-pronged technical skills in combination with his various Microsoft, ITIL, Sonicwall, and Apple Certifications make him an industry expert.

Marco comes from a large Italian family, which has encouraged him to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan, a local Italian-American cultural organization, at one point handling all graphic design and website responsibilities. His involvement has contributed to his success in building long lasting relationships with his clients and throughout the community.

“I am delighted to be part of the highly skilled and agile team at Detroit IT,” Marco related. “It is an opportunity with an incredible amount of depth, growth, and challenge which changes with each day. I feel honored to be able to help shape the company’s direction by developing strong lines of communication with customers, helping to plan out and guide tech projects, and also develop internal processes to improve the way we operate as a whole. It’s an intense but extremely fun and rewarding role and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!”

At Detroit IT, we look forward to continuing to grow our team, always striving to create the best customer support experience possible! To learn more about Detroit IT news or our services, visit www.detroitit.com.

Brogan & Partners Hires Four New Employees

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., May 20, 2014 — Brogan & Partners, one of the leading advertising and marketing agencies in Michigan, today announced four new hires in its media and creative departments. The announcement was made by Brogan & Partners’ Managing Partner, Ellyn Davidson.

Kaitlynn Knopp, who resides in Sterling Heights, works as both a writer and community manager at Brogan & Partners. Knopp comes to Brogan & Partners from BuzzFeed, where she was a community contributor, creating viral posts for the website. Prior to that, she was a public relations and event coordinator for Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Knopp graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

Maila Kue of Ann Arbor joins Brogan & Partners as a writer. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communication studies, Kue has worked as a freelance photographer and videographer for local Ann Arbor companies, and as a social media intern in Toronto.

Steve St. Germain joins the agency as media planner and metrics specialist. St Germain, who lives in Detroit, comes to Brogan & Partners from Team Detroit, where he developed media strategy for several major automotive launches, including 2011 Ford Explorer, 2012 Ford Focus and 2013 Lincoln MKZ. St. Germain graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Christina Tebbe of Rochester Hills is a media coordinator at Brogan & Partners. Prior to joining the agency, she completed various agency internships and helped create a marketing plan for the Sacred Heart Academy. Tebbe graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in integrated public relations.

About Brogan & Partners
Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and a specialty in marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.

Brogan & Partners Adds Darlene Hawver as Art Director

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Dec. 6, 2013 — Brogan & Partners, one of the leading advertising and marketing agencies in Michigan, today announced the addition of Darlene Hawver to its team in the role of art director. The announcement was made by Brogan’s Managing Partner, Ellyn Davidson.

Hawver works on various accounts including healthcare, governmental, specialty retail and nonprofit. Her work spans the traditional to emerging production design, from stationary and newsletters to designing weekly newspapers. She comes to Brogan & Partners from the Detroit Legal News, where she was a designer and web content administrator.

Hawver, an Ann Arbor, Mich. resident, earned an associate’s degree in graphic design from Washtenaw Community College and a bachelor’s degree in travel and tourism from Western Michigan University.

About Brogan & Partners
Brogan & Partners creates and converges advertising, social media and mobile media with an emphasis on brand engagement and a specialty in marketing to women. Since its start in 1984, Brogan & Partners has built a solid reputation on results-driven campaigns that build brands, transform opinions and deliver consistently excellent ROI for its clients. The agency is headquartered in Birmingham, Mich. and has a service office in Cary, NC. For more information, visit www.brogan.com.