Butzel Long attorney to serve key role with national association of media lawyers

Monday, November 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robin Luce Herrmann has been named Co-Chair, Media Law Resource Center Inc.’s (MLRC) State Legislative Affairs Committee. Attorneys from each state serve on this important committee. The other Co-Chair is Elizabeth Allen, an in-house attorney with Gannett Company, Inc.

The MLRC is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. 

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. 

Herrmann is Co-Chair, Roundtable Subcommittee of the Section of Litigation’s Woman Advocate Committee, American Bar Association (ABA). She also serves as Co-Chair for the Women in Communications Law Committee of the Forum on Communications Law. She is a past member and Vice-Chair of the ABA Law and Media Committee the past Chair of the ABA’s First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee’s Diversity Outreach Subcommittee. 

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 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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