Butzel Long attorney to discuss impending FOIA legislation in Michigan on December 12



BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robin Luce Herrmann will be a featured panelist during a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) program on Thursday, December 12 in Detroit. The title for the presentation is, “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): How free is information in Michigan?”

Topics to be addressed include: the current state of freedom of information in Michigan the facts behind impending FOIA legislation in Michigan and, the nuts and bolts of FOIA law: How to file, what’s covered, what’s not and how to make your FOIA more effective.

Herrmann, a Practice Group Leader for one of Butzel Long’s two Business Litigation Groups, concentrates her practice in the areas of media law, particularly defamation and access issues commercial litigation, including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) non-competes and trade secrets and civil rights. In addition, she is general counsel of the Michigan Press Association. 

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

In 2011, she was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Law and Media Committee. 

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a full-service law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich. New York, NY and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is an active 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, ext. 2114

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