Butzel Long attorney Clara DeMatteis Mager elected to firm’s Board of Directors
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Clara DeMatteis Mager has been elected to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors.
“Clara has deep leadership experience with our firm and is a valuable addition to our Board of Directors,” said Justin G. Klimko, President and CEO, Butzel Long.
Mager focuses her practice on business and family immigration issues including all aspects of the international movement of personnel, inbound and outbound work-authorized nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) status, immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, employer sanctions, and immigration law audits.
Mager has served as the firm’s Immigration Department Leader. She has been instrumental in growing the practice. Notably, Butzel Long received (Detroit Tier One) recognition in the 2011-2018 “Best Law Firms,” rankings by U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of U.S. News & World Report and nationwide recognition by Chambers & Partners for its immigration practice.
She is a firm liaison to Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. She has served as Chair and Regional Chair of the Lex Mundi Immigration Committee. She is very active with the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation providing legal services to select “social entrepreneurs.” The Foundation is part of the global social entrepreneur movement for positive social change. She is active in the community working on pro bono immigration matters.
Mager is currently a Board Member of the French American Chamber of Commerce, Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology and Leonardo International, Inc. She also is a member of the Federal Bar Association (previous member of the Leadership Council of the Immigration Committee), State Bar of Michigan (Past Chairperson of the International Law Section and previously held positions of Chair-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Member and Chairperson of the Immigration Committee), Women Lawyers Bar Association and Italian American Bar Association (Board Member and Past President).
Mager also was a Board Member and past Chair of the J.D./L.L.B. Advisory Board, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law/University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Detroit XXII Class.
She is listed in Best Lawyers in America (Immigration), Michigan Super Lawyers (Immigration) and DBusiness (Top Lawyer Metro Detroit). Mager is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. She also received the 2015 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law Award and was listed Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan (2017).
Mager is a graduate of Wayne State University and of the Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987) where she was a member of Law Review.