Duly Noted . . .

Warner Norcross partners fill new leadership roles

Six partners with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP are taking new leadership roles within the firm.

Linda Paullin-Hebden was named the executive partner for the firm’s Southfield office. Paullin-Hebden’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and general corporate issues. She works as a securities compliance adviser to registered investment advisers and  counsels closely held corporations.

Five attorneys assume roles as practice group chairs:

—Michael G. Brady, named chair of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, composed of litigators who work to tailor legal strategies to find the right solution for each client. The largest practice group in the firm, these 75 attorneys and paralegals have extensive experience in mediation, trial, arbitration and appellate work.  Brady’s practice concentrates on complex business litigation and class action cases. He also co-chairs the firm’s
Automotive Industry Group and regularly represents auto suppliers.

—Scott R. Carvo, now co-chair of the firm’s Data Solutions Practice Group. This group includes more than 25 attorneys, database and records experts, specialists and paralegals who assist businesses of all sizes with information governance as well as security breaches and litigation related to data matters. Carvo incorporates his general litigation practice experience into designing and managing cost-efficient large-scale discovery.

—Rob M. Davies, new  chair of the firm’s Commercial Finance Practice Group. This group’s attorneys work to help both lenders and borrowers by using their extensive knowledge of the Uniform Com-
mercial Code, banking regulations and tax-exempt bond rules. The firm serves as counsel to Michigan Bankers Association and chairs the State Bar of Michigan’s Financial Institutions Committee. Davies concentrates his practice on serving as borrower and lender counsel in commercial finance transactions, along with real property law.

—Charlie Goode, named chair of the firm’s Business and Corporate Services Practice Group. The 60+ attorneys in this group continue to build on the firm’s founding as a corporate law firm. Their experience encompasses all areas of corporate transactions, and they also regularly advise on corporate finance, disclosure issues, corporate governance and executive compensation. Goode’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance, securities regulation, and executive compensation.

—James J. Rabaut, now chair of the firm’s Real Estate Services Practice Group, an interdisciplinary team working with complex real estate transactions, including zoning. Rabaut’s practice includes all areas of real estate law, including commercial construction and business condominiums.