Daily Briefs

 Belveal appointed vice chair of American Bar Association’s Women in White Collar Subcommittee 

Jennifer Zbytowski Belveal, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s Litigation Department and leader of its White Collar Crime and Investigations Practice Group, has been appointed as vice chair of the Women in White Collar Subcommittee. This is a subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Section’s White Collar Committee of the American Bar Association. The mission of the subcommittee is to provide opportunities to promote and enhance the legal practices of female white collar lawyers, increase gender diversity in the white collar crime practice, and collaborate with other individuals and organizations to improve the status of women practicing in white collar crime. The Women in White Collar Subcommittee was created a few years ago because, historically, few female attorneys have practiced in the area of white collar crime.

Belveal, who also serves as Honigman’s associate general counsel and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, focuses her law practice on both white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.
She is co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Pro Bono Initiative and a Bar Foundation Fellow. She is also an Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow. In addition, she serves on the board of trustees of Detroit Public Television and on the executive board of the Giving Hope Women’s Giving Circle.
Belveal earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  

Dickinson Wright to host seminar on social media in the workplace

Join Dickinson Wright Attorneys William Thacker and Aimee Gibbs for “#ThinkBeforeYouTweet: The Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace” on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Automation Alley in Troy.
Social media is firmly entrenched in modern culture and business, and has proven to be a compelling attraction to employers. While social media offers benefits, it also presents significant risks to employers and their employees. 
This breakfast seminar will cover topics including: legal claims resulting from information obtained from social media, invasion of privacy claims, the National Labor Relations Board’s position regarding social media and protected concerted activity, and more. 
To register for this event, please contact Mellissa Boyd at 313-223-3125 or mboyd@dickinsonwright.com.