Butzel Long’s Robin Luce Herrmann elected to Board of Directors of The Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center

Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robin Luce Herrmann has been elected to the Executive Committee of The Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). The MLRC Executive Committee oversees activities of MLRC’s law firm members.

The MLRC, founded in 1980, is the leading professional association for media organizations and their lawyers. It provides its members with a wide-range of resources, including: daily updates on legal, regulatory and legislative developments; numerous publications; legal and policy analysis; media litigation practice guides; and national and international media law conferences. MLRC has more than 110 media company members. The MLRC Defense Counsel Section includes over 200 law firms which represent media clients.

Herrmann leads Butzel Long’s media team and concentrates her practice in the areas of media law, particularly defamation and access issues; commercial litigation; and civil rights.

At the same time, Herrmann serves as General Counsel to the Michigan Press Association, the official trade association for the newspapers of Michigan, with more than 300 members throughout the State.

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 and a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long 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 more than
160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Tanner Friedman welcomes Central Michigan University student for summer internship program

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Central Michigan University (CMU) student Jacqueline Coleman has joined Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications for the firm’s summer internship program.

Coleman will be working closely with the Tanner Friedman team to gain hands-on experience throughout the summer. She will be assisting with client communications, media relations and facilitating communication on behalf of clients across multiple platforms.

This past year, Coleman served as the president of PR Central, CMU’s student-run public relations agency. She managed more than 25 members and numerous clients in the mid-Michigan region. In addition, Coleman has previous marketing and public relations experience at CMU Campus Dining and is an active member of CMU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Coleman will be graduating in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Public Relations and a dual minor in Leadership and Media Design, Production and Technology. She grew up in Marysville, Mich. and is a current resident of New Baltimore, Mich.

Visit www.tannerfriedman.com for more information about Tanner Friedman and its internship program.

About Tanner Friedman
Tanner Friedman is a strategic communications firm specializing in traditional and emerging media relations, adversity management and public relations counsel. Tanner Friedman is located in the landmark Tri-Atria Building at 32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite 298, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit tannerfriedman.com.