Attorney Linda Mifsud recently joined the Insurance Law Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney.

A member of Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Mifsud represents major property and casualty insurance companies in coverage cases throughout the Midwest. Her coverage work primarily includes drafting research and coverage opinions regarding general liability policy issues and disputes.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan, Mifsud is a 2019 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. While there, she worked as a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh, Eastern District of Michigan. Mifsud received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2016.

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Warner, Norcross, & Judd LLP recently announced that Wyatt J. Istvan-Mitchell and Laura N. You have been named partners.

Istvan-Mitchell’s practice centers on patent preparation, prosecution, and opinion work in the chemical and mechanical arts. He has been named a 2020 Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law by DBusiness and a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. Istvan-Mitchell is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Midland County Bar Association as well as the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association.

He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He practices in the firm’s Southfield and Midland offices.

You focuses her practice on commercial litigation in the automotive and financial services industries. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers and is a member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Bar Association, and Oakland County Bar Association. She is a member of Inforum and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a graduate of Leadership Oakland. She also serves on the Sky Foundation Inc.’s Young Professionals Group.

You earned a bachelor of arts degree from Albion College and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.  She practices in the firm’s Southfield office.

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Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Angela Emmerling Shapiro has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

The CIPP designation is a global industry standard for professionals working in the field of privacy and data protection and is backed by American National Standards Institute/International Organization for Standardization (ANSI/ISO) accreditation. Those who earn the credential must demonstrate a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations as well as an understanding of requirements for the responsible transfer of data to/from the U.S., the EU, and other jurisdictions.

Shapiro previously earned the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification through the Academy of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists, demonstrating her skills in all aspects of electronic discovery. With her CIPP/US and CEDS certifications, combined with her years of experience practicing in the field of electronic discovery, Shapiro is qualified to guide clients through the identification, preservation, collection, review and production of electronic data from sources across the globe.

Shapiro is a litigation attorney with a focus on electronic discovery. She helps clients overcome the technological and legal challenges presented during civil litigation and governmental investigations where large volumes of potential evidence have been electronically created and stored.

Electronic discovery is a constantly evolving field and companies face serious legal consequences when evidence is not adequately preserved or
when preserved data is not defensibly collected and reviewed during the litigation discovery process. Shapiro works with clients to meet these challenges efficiently and cost effectively.

Shapiro was one of the first attorneys in the state to develop a deep practice in the area of electronic discovery. She is an advocate for using technology, including predictive analytics and other artificial intelligence where appropriate, to efficiently and effectively assess Terabytes of data to find the key records necessary for successful legal advocacy.

Shapiro has been named a DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyer” in the Information Management and eDiscovery category repeatedly since the category was first introduced in 2014.  She is one of only 25 Michigan women named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Notable Women in Tech.

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Secrest Wardle proudly congratulates Ahmad C. Chamseddine, Marshall J. Gardner, and Nancy M. Shaba on passing the bar exam.  Chamseddine, Gardner, and Shaba all accepted associate positions with the firm in Troy.

Secrest Wardle is a law firm specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal, and commercial clients headquartered in Troy with additional offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing.