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Butzel Long attorney Robin Luce Herrmann leads American Bar Association’s First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee’s Diversity Outreach Subcommittee

01.11.12
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robin Luce Herrmann is heading up a new committee within the American Bar Association.  Ms. Herrmann will lead the First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee’s Diversity Outreach Subcommittee.  The objective of the new committee is to respond to the needs of the committee’s underrepresented lawyers and to promote diversity within the committee, the media law bar and the legal profession.

“I am very excited about the work of this Committee and helping to realize the goal of providing underrepresented lawyers with opportunities to work for law firms, corporations, and other organizations devoted to the practice of First Amendment and Media Litigation,” said Ms. Herrmann.

Ms. Herrmann concentrates her practice in the areas of media law, particularly defamation and access issues; commercial litigation, including RICO; non-competes and trade secrets; and civil rights.  She has extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts in a variety of areas.  Ms. Herrmann also is general counsel of the Michigan Press Association. 

In addition, Ms. Herrmann previously taught Law of the Press in the Journalism Department. at Oakland University.  She also has been a guest speaker on Law of the Press at Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, and Oakland University.

Ms. Herrmann was recently appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Law and Media Committee.  She also is a member of the American Bar Association including the ABA Communications Law Forum; Woman Advocate Committee of the Litigation Section; a past member and Vice-Chair of the ABA Law and Media Committee; and active in the Media Law Resource Center.  Ms. Herrmann has been very active with Community Legal Resources over the years.  Currently, she is Chair, Board of Directors.  She also served as Vice-Chair Board of Directors – 2006 to 2009; Chair, Finance Committee – 2003 to 2006; she has been a Board Member since 2003. 

Ms. Herrmann is a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 1993 graduate of the Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude), where she was a Managing Editor of The Law Review.

About Butzel Long
 
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey.  The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton.  Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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