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A Discussion on Bankruptcy in Michigan: What We're Seeing, Doing, & Expecting
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Even prior to the pandemic, bankruptcy as a practice was beginning to see an uptick in demand and an increase in complexity. Now, as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to ripple through Michigan’s economy, the impact on bankruptcy practices may be more pronounced than ever.

Join our expert panel, including two leading Michigan bankruptcy attorneys and Practical Law Director of Bankruptcy, as they discuss industry trends and challenges surfacing in Michigan, along with their advice for the legal industry addressing these same issues.

Panelists include:

Jon Lauderbach, Executive Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd 
Jon founded Warner’s Midland Office following his tenure as Circuit Judge for Midland County, Michigan where he presided over more than 150 jury and non-jury trials. Now, Jon brings that experience and perspective to bear representing public and privately held companies in commercial and bankruptcy litigation matters in courts throughout the country. 

Rick Walawender, Principal & Corporate Group Co-Leader, Miller Canfield 
Rick co-leads the Corporate group at Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit. His practice specialties include mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, and corporate governance and securities, among others.

Sarit Shmulevitz, Director of Bankruptcy, Thomson Reuters Practical Law 
Sarit joined Practical Law from private practice where she was a bankruptcy litigation attorney representing debtors, creditors, distressed investors, and claims traders in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. Sarit has worked with Brown Rudnick LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, and Finkel Goldstein LLP in New York as a bankruptcy and commercial litigator, as well as in-house at BP Amoco and GlaxoSmithKline.

The panel will be moderated by Bill Josten, Strategic Content Manager for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute and a nationally recognized commentator on the business of law.

Speakers:
Jon Lauderbach
Executive Partner at Warner Norcross + Judd
Jon founded Warner’s Midland Office following his tenure as Circuit Judge for Midland County, Michigan where he presided over more than 150 jury and non-jury trials. Now, Jon brings that experience and perspective to bear representing public and privately held companies in commercial and bankruptcy litigation matters in courts throughout the country. 
Rick Walawender
Principal and Corporate Group Co-Leader at Miller Canfield
Rick co-leads the Corporate group at Miller Canfield, a global law firm headquartered in Detroit. His practice specialties include mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, and corporate governance and securities, among others.
Sarit Shmulevitz
Director of Bankruptcy for Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Sarit joined Practical Law from private practice where she was a bankruptcy litigation attorney representing debtors, creditors, distressed investors, and claims traders in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. Sarit has worked with Brown Rudnick LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, and Finkel Goldstein LLP in New York as a bankruptcy and commercial litigator, as well as in-house at BP Amoco and GlaxoSmithKline.
Bill Josten
Strategic Content Manager for Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute
Bill consults with law firms nationally on issues related to law firm profitability, pricing, and cost recovery. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Bill was an attorney in private practice, an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and a clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
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