Ian M. Harrier has joined the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group of Warner, Norcross, & Judd LLP as an associate.

Harrier concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on patent procurement, portfolio management and opinion work. A chemist by training, Harrier has spent the past three years working at Warner as a patent specialist while attending law school. Harrier practiced primarily in the firm's growing chemical patent group on a variety of IP and patent matters across a range of technologies, including specialized-performance polymers, commodity chemicals, paints and coatings, industrial and automotive fasteners, personal and home care products, sporting goods and biomedical compositions. He will continue to practice in the firm's Southfield office.

Prior to joining Warner, Harrier worked for nearly three years at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, where he drafted and prepared patent applications and opinions on chemical and mechanical technologies.

A homeschooler, Harrier enrolled at Alma College at age 15, where he earned his bachelor of science in chemistry before pursuing graduate education and earning his master's degree in chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. Harrier received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFS) is pleased to announce the election of Julie Teicher as its new chairperson of its Board of Directors. First elected to the JFS Board in 2012, Teicher has held various offices, from the agency's treasurer and chair of its Finance and Audit Committees to its vice chairperson and chair of its Leadership Committee. Teicher will chair an active board, of 36 members, which provides oversight to the organization.

Teicher is a shareholder in Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller's Creditor's Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice Group as well as the firm's Financial Services and Real Property Litigation Group. A certified bankruptcy court mediator, Teicher has been an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law at various times since 2006. In 2019, she was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

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Butzel Long attorneys and practice areas have been recognized by Chambers USA 2019 America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 The Client's Guide.

Butzel Long President and CEO Justin Klimko has been recognized as an Eminent Practitioner and David F. DuMouchel was ranked Tier One in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

In addition, Stephen A. Bromberg and David W. Hipp are recognized as Senior Statesmen.

At the same time, Butzel Long attorney Cynthia Haffey has been named to Chambers USA 2019 for the first time.

Butzel Long practice areas included in Chambers USA 2019 are:

-Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions Michigan

-Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation -- Michigan

-Labor & Employment Michigan

-Litigation: General Commercial Michigan

-Real Estate Recognized Practitioner Michigan

Local Butzel Long attorneys ranked and highlighted in Chambers USA 2019 include:

- Stephen A. Bromberg - Real Estate

- James C. Bruno - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions

- Jennifer E. Consiglio - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions

- Carey A. DeWitt - Labor and Employment

- Arthur Dudley II - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions

- David F. DuMouchel - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

- Cynthia Haffey - Litigation: General Commercial

- John P. Hancock Jr. - Labor and Employment

- David W. Hipp - Real Estate

- Thomas Kabel - Real Estate

- Justin G. Klimko - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions

- Brett J. Miller - Labor & Employment

- James S. Rosenfeld - Labor & Employment

- Bruce Sendek - Litigation: General Commercial

- Nicholas J. Stasevich - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions

- Daniel B. Tukel -  Labor and Employment

Stephen A. Bromberg is counsel to Butzel Long and based in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He served as a Director and President of Butzel Long. Bromberg has represented borrowers and institutional lenders, purchasers and sellers, non-profit entities and contractors and owners in all kinds of office, commercial shopping center, apartment and subdivisions matters, major construction and zoning matters and workouts, reorganizations and foreclosures, with years of specialization in real estate transactions and litigation.

James C. Bruno is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office and has served on the firm's Board of Directors. His primary practice includes corporations and limited liability companies; the Uniform Commercial Code; sales representatives and distributorships; automotive and other industry supplier relations; international business law and foreign employment; closely held business; mergers and acquisitions; and joint ventures. This includes counseling, negotiations, drafting, and dispute resolution. He has been active in the firm's foreign practice, including oversight of the firm's Mexican alliance office.

Jennifer E. Consiglio is a shareholder in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. She is part of the firm's Business Law Department, where she is a trusted advisor to both private and public clients in all aspects of formation, governance, contracting, and other operations; complex business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, private debt and equity financings, and private and public offerings; and securities law compliance.

Carey A. DeWitt is a shareholder and past chair (and practice group leader, 1995-2003) of the firm's Labor and Employment Department. He has 32 years of experience representing employers and enterprises in all phases of litigation, including employment discrimination matters, employment contract and executive termination cases, both commercial and employment trade secret, anti-raiding, and unfair competition cases, as well as in labor arbitration, collective bargaining, and other matters.

Arthur Dudley II is a shareholder who practices in Butzel Long's Detroit and New York offices. He has experience in nearly all aspects of corporate law. He has practiced law for more than 35 years. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, representation of emerging growth companies and general corporate representation.

David F. DuMouchel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He chairs the firm's Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practice. DuMouchel's practice includes white collar criminal defense, professional licensure and criminal health care, criminal IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance.

Cynthia Haffey is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit Office. She also serves as co-chair of the firm's Global Automotive practice, co-chair of the firm's Alternative Fee Committee and is a member of the China International Team. Haffey represents clients in matters relating to business and commercial disputes, with a specialty in representing automotive industry suppliers in matters.

John P. Hancock Jr. is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office. His practice focuses on collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations as well as counseling of both public and private employers. He also has performed extensive employment litigation and OSHA litigation. Hancock has served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations. A good portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on employment issues.

David W. Hipp is counsel and practices in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in real estate and real estate finance, including loan originations for lenders, representation of borrowers, purchases and sales of real estate, leasing, construction, and development.

Thomas A. Kabel is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. He is chair of the firm's corporate and real estate departments. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance. Kabel has been involved in all facets of acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property throughout his career.

Justin G. Klimko is Butzel Long's president and CEO and a member of its board. He is based in the firm's Detroit office. Klimko has experience in corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities regulation for publicly and privately held clients, and general corporate matters, fields in which he has practiced since 1980.

Brett J. Miller is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office and is the chair of the firm's Employment Practices Liability Insurance Sub-Practice. He focuses his practice on employment and labor law as well as fair housing litigation.

James S. Rosenfeld is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He practices in the area of labor and employment law and is the manager of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Bruce L. Sendek is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office and serves as chair of the firm's Litigation Department. He represents corporations and individuals in complex disputes involving a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. He regularly appears before the federal and state courts, as well as arbitration tribunals.

Nicholas J. Stasevich is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office. In 2002, he was appointed H.M. Consul-Honorary of the United Kingdom to the State of Michigan. He practices in the areas of international, corporate, antitrust, technology, and labor and employment law.

Daniel B. Tukel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office and serves as chair of the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Department. His practice is devoted to representing both public and private employers in state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, as well as traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining and union organizational drives.

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Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Andrew J. Schuster, a member of the firm practicing in the Troy office, has achieved Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

In order to achieve CIPP/US certification, candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of all key state and federal laws governing the collection and use of private data.

Schuster chairs Bodman's Data Privacy and Security Practice Group and is a member of the Enterprise Procurement Group. He assists clients in the negotiation of complex vendor agreements and other commercial contracts, and in a variety of intellectual property matters, including technology development and license agreements and Internet web site development and hosting arrangements. His clients include financial institutions, pharmaceutical manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and technology companies.

Schuster is listed in Michigan Rising Stars 2018 under Technology Transactions and is listed as a 2018 "Top Lawyer" in Information Technology Law by DBusiness Magazine.

IAPP is the world's largest and most comprehensive information privacy community and resource. It was founded in 2000 to help define, support, and improve the privacy profession globally.

Published: Mon, Jun 03, 2019