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Butzel Long attorney Robin Luce Herrmann to moderate State Bar of Michigan panel program on Body Cams on March 9

Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robin Luce Herrmann will moderate a State Bar of Michigan Law and the Media Committee panel program on March 9, 2016 at Wayne State University Law School.

The program titled, “Body Cams: Competing Issues of Transparency, Privacy and Constitutional Rights,” is co-presented by the Wolverine Bar Association. Herrmann is Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Law and the Media Committee and general counsel of the Michigan Press Association.

Featured panelists include:

· M.L. Elrick, reporter, FOX2 Detroit;

· Rodd Monts, field director, ACLU of Michigan;

· Benny Napoleon, Wayne County Sheriff;

· Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel, National Press Photographers Association; and,

· Christopher White, member, Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality.

For more information, contact Samantha Meinke, SBM Communications Manager at or 517-346-6332.

The Law and the Media Committee develops, recommends, and supports programs that promote a positive relationship between the legal community and the media, and accuracy in the reporting of news concerning the law.

Herrmann, a Practice Department Chair 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.

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.

Herrmann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1984 and a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law in 1993.

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