Butzel Long attorney Robin Luce Herrmann to discuss the Michigan Freedom of Information Act and more during May 10 program in Suttons Bay



BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robin Luce Herrmann is the featured speaker for a program entitled, “The Basics of Governing and Politicking with an Emphasis on the Public’s Right to Know,” on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Suttons Bay.  The program is presented by the Leelanau Enterprise and Enterprise Printing.

“The discussion will focus on the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, the Michigan Open Meetings Act and Michigan Campaign Law,” said Ms. Herrmann.  “This program is a great opportunity for those seeking public office in Leelanau County and the community to enhance their knowledge of state law.”

Ms. Herrmann is a Practice Group Leader for one of Butzel Long’s two Business Litigation Groups.  She 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 is heading up a new committee within the American Bar Association.  Ms. Herrmann leads the First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee’s Diversity Outreach Subcommittee. 

In 2011, Ms. Herrmann was 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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030.

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