Daily Briefs

Clark Hill rallies to fight hunger at Fifth Annual Service Day

Employees and family members of Clark Hill PLC participated in the firm’s 5th Clark Hill Cares Annual Service Day throughout the country on Saturday, June 22.  More than 220 volunteers turned out at food banks in Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Participants packed food items, created wellness packages and assisted with sorting and organizing fresh produce and canned goods for local families. In Lansing participants assisted in an urban gardening program for the Greater Lansing Community Food Bank.
 “Food insecurity is an issue many communities face. With Clark Hill offices across the country, our team has the ability and commitment to work together and make a positive impact in the fight against hunger,” said Don Lee, Clark Hill Chief Marketing Officer. “We host a food and fund drive in the spring across all offices and turn out the next month to assist with the volunteer efforts. This is a very rewarding experience for all of us and we appreciate the opportunity to work with our food banks and give back to the communities we serve.”
 Clark Hill Cares is the pro-social community outreach program of Clark Hill PLC.  More information is available at clarkhill.com/cares or on facebook.com/clarkhillcares.


Vercruysse names new members to its board

Vercruysse Murray & Calzone, P.C., a firm that specializes in labor, employment, immigration and commercial litigation, has announced it has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors. 
William E. Altman, Debra Auerbach Clephane and Susan Hartmus Hiser have been named Directors of Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone, P.C., joining Gregory V. Murray and Robert M. Vercruysse on the Board. 
William E. Altman advises and defends employers in Labor and Employment matters, with a particular emphasis on ERISA compliance and litigation defense.  He was named a “Super Lawyer” by Corporate Counsel in Employment and Labor matters and is an Editor of the Michigan Employment Law Newsletter. Altman graduated first in his class from The Detroit College of Law, where he served as a Managing Editor of The Detroit College of Law Review.  
Debra Auerbach Clephane was named a “Super Lawyer” and “Best Lawyer” in Immigration Law.  Clephane has extensive experience handling immigration matters and counseling employers.  Clephane was elected to the Council of the International Law Section, State Bar of Michigan and Co-Chairs its Employment and Immigration Committee.  Clephane is a graduate of the Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, where she was Note and Comment Editor of the Wayne State University Law Review. 
Susan Hartmus Hiser was named a “Super Lawyer” by Corporate Counsel in Employment Litigation.  She counsels and defends employers in litigation on various employment matters, such as FMLA, ADA, workplace investigations, discrimination and harassment. Hiser has been elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and serves on the governing Council of the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.