Butzel Long attorney Phillip C. Korovesis appointed to Leadership Oakland Board of Directors



DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Phillip C. Korovesis has been appointed to serve on the Leadership Oakland Board of Directors.

“Leadership Oakland is a valuable educational and networking resource for metro Detroit area business and community leaders,” said Mr. Korovesis, a graduate of Leadership Oakland, Class XVIII. “It offers participants an opportunity to gain key insights, meet business and government leaders and to positively impact our region.”

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Mr. Korovesis is a Litigation Practice Group Leader and also serves as the Chair of Butzel Long’s Trade Secret and Non-Compete Specialty Team, which focuses on trade secret, non-compete and business tort litigation.

Mr. Korovesis’ practice is focused on commercial disputes, with trial, litigation and consultation expertise in non-compete/trade secret disputes, product liability defense, life insurance claims and business and financial services industry disputes.

He has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts in various parts of the country and has successfully represented clients in state and federal appellate courts. He has successfully arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers, and the New York Stock Exchange (now The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

Mr. Korovesis is a regular presenter on trade secret and non-compete issues to lawyers and other professionals. He is immediate past President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC).

He is an active member of the Defense Research Institute in the commercial litigation, product liability and life insurance areas. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Korovesis is a graduate of Wayne State University (B.S., with distinction, 1984 J.D., cum laude, 1987). He also is a graduate of Leadership Oakland, Class XVIII, and has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers (Business Litigation).

About Leadership Oakland

Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. Leadership Oakland is a member of The Community Leadership Association. The organization provides a nine month community leadership Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. The organization continues to provide educational and networking opportunities to alumni after graduation from the Cornerstone Program. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.

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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030.

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