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Butzel Elects Attorney George B. Donnini to Serve on the Firm’s Board of Directors

April 11, 2023
TROY, Mich. – Butzel recently elected George B. Donnini to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors during the firm’s Annual Meeting. He is a returning Board member having served in this role from 2014 to 2018.

Donnini has also served in a variety of leadership roles with Butzel during his twenty-plus years at the firm. He currently serves as a Litigation Department Chair and Co-Chair of the firm’s White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice.

George B. DonniniDonnini is a Shareholder with 20 years of experience in Detroit as a white-collar criminal defense practitioner. Prior to that, he practiced for several years in New York and California – two additional states that he also is licensed to practice. He has handled a variety of cases including, but not limited to, health care fraud, public corruption, antitrust, environmental, tax, and securities fraud cases. In addition, a significant portion of his practice involves the handling of corporate internal investigations for public and private companies. Indeed, he rounded out the 2022 calendar year in impressive style securing not one, but two, acquittals in federal court on behalf of his clients, one a lawyer, the other a doctor.

In 2020, Donnini was named a “Notable Veteran” by Crain’s Detroit Business. Donnini, along with a group of local attorneys, formed the Detroit chapter of the Veteran’s Bar Association, to gather for networking and mentorship.

He serves in leadership roles with the Eastern District of Michigan’s Federal Bar Association (currently serving as President-Elect), American Bar Association (ABA), Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee; Midwest Regional Co-Chair (2005-Present) and the ABA Criminal Justice Section, Book Board, Co-Chair (2008-Present).

Donnini is a 1995 phi beta kappa graduate of The George Washington University and a 1998 graduate of the Duke University School of Law.

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Butzel is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for nearly 170 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Troy, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel on Twitter: