Butzel Long attorney David F. DuMouchel to be featured on panel discussion of Corporate Misconduct


DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder David F. DuMouchel will be featured in a panel discussion on Corporate Misconduct entitled, "Conducting an Internal Investigation: Legal and Corporate Issues," on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit.

The focus for the panel discussion is the dynamic relationship, both adversarial and cooperative, between the principal parties involved in a corporate investigation: the government (civil and criminal), the company, and the employees. The panelists include representatives from the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, corporate counsel, outside counsel representing the employee and a forensic investigative accountant. The program is presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Mr. DuMouchel is based in Butzel Long's Detroit office and chairs the firm's Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practices.

Mr. DuMouchel's practice is limited to criminal defense, professional licensure and criminal health care matters, as well as internal corporate investigations and compliance. He has significant expertise in compliance matters involving the federal Clery Act regarding safety and security on campus at higher education institutions. Mr. DuMouchel's Clery Act expertise includes auditing/reviewing compliance, U.S. Education Department program reviews, development of compliance processes, procedures and programs, and internal investigations of compliance concerns.

In 2006, Mr. DuMouchel was appointed to serve on the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Committee for a two-year term on the sentencing committee. He has served as a member of the Rules Advisory Committee and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and was a member of the U.S. District Court Committee on Magistrate Program Evaluation. He chairs the Federal Bar Association Criminal Defense Committee and has served as a member of the Advisory Committee, which drafted the Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers of the American Law Institute.

Mr. DuMouchel has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan Criminal Code Revision Committee, U.S. Courts Committee, and Grievance Committee. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was a Director in 1981. Mr. DuMouchel is a Master of Bench emeritus, American Inn of Court Ch. XI. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Mr. DuMouchel is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as a member of the criminal procedure and Michigan State Committees.

In 2004, Mr. DuMouchel, along with Laurie J. Michelson, gained their client's acquittal in one of the largest health care fraud trials in history in the U.S. District Court in Boston.

Mr. DuMouchel is a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1975) and the University of Detroit (M.A., 1972).

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of Michigan's oldest and largest law firms, with 225 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Mich., New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 161 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 355-3200.

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