Daily Briefs June 24

Attorneys featured in webinar on joint defense agreements
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP partners Daniel W. Linna Jr. and Richard E. Zuckerman recently participated in a webinar entitled “Joint Defense Agreements: Benefits, Pitfalls and Best Practices.” The webinar was presented by the Commercial Litigation Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. 

Linna is a partner in Honigman’s Commercial Law, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department where he represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts.  

Linna earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He earned a B. A. in Communications from the University of Michigan, and also received an M.A. in Public Policy and Administration and a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University.

Zuckerman is a partner and former chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is also co-chair of Honigman’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigation Practice Group. Zuckerman is a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, where he supervised complex, multi-agency investigations and prepared and tried criminal cases developed from those investigations.

Zuckerman earned a J.D., cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Miller named chair of American Bankruptcy Institute Task Force
Judith Greenstone Miller, a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been appointed as the chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) National Task Force on Ethics Standards in Bankruptcy Practice.

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. The Ethics Standards in Bankruptcy Practice Task Force will study the need for a national set of standards for professional conduct by lawyers in bankruptcy cases, in addition to promulgating a set of standards that can be added to the national dialogue now ongoing.

Miller is a member of the firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency practice groups, specializing in creditors’ rights and commercial litigation.

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan and a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School.