Integrity in our Communities Speaker Series
WMU-Cooley Law School's Integrity in our Communities lunch time speaker series offers students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to hear from attorneys, judges, and dedicated professionals who share their experiences on the topics of ethics, service, or professionalism. Below is just a sampling of speakers and series topics.
"Foundations of Success: Professionalism and Integrity"
Presented by Mr. Dennis Archer, Chairman and CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC and Chairman Emeritus of Dickinson Wright PLLC, and former American Bar Association President. Sponsored by the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association, the Krinock Fund, and the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism.
"Prosecuting with Integrity"
Presented by Barbara McQuade, United States Attorney Eastern District of Michigan (now Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law).
Presented by Richard White, Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel of the Auto Club Group.
"Personal and Professional Challenges of High Profile Criminal Cases"
Presented by Jeff Ashton, State Attorney (now Judge) for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, and Mark NeJame, Founder and Senior Partner of NeJame Law.
"Integrity in Politics"
Presented by Saul Green, Deputy Mayor, Detroit (now Senior Counsel, Miller Canfield).
"Service: A Crucial Element to a Successful Legal Career"
Presented by E. Chris Johnson, North America Vice President and General Counsel of the General Motors Corporation (former Professor of Law at WMU Cooley Law School, now CEO and Co-Founder at Center for Justice, Rights & Dignity).
"How Does a Public Official Stand Up to Intense Political Pressure and Do the Right Thing?"
Presented by Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor.
"Legal Ethics 2.0MG! Traps for Unwary Legal Professionals Using Social Media"
Presented by Mac R. McCoy, Shareholder, Carlton Fields.
"Ethics: War Stories from the Bar to the Bench"
Presented by the Honorable Nick Nazaretian Circuit Judge in Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
"Ethics in America"
Presented by Brigadier General Michael McDaniel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense Strategy, Prevention and Mission Assurance (now Professor of Law at WMU Cooley Law School).
"Practicing Criminal Law with Ethics & Integrity"
Presented by Stephen Rabaut, Cooley graduate and nationally recognized criminal defense attorney, whose high-profile cases include the Stephen Grant murder trial.
"The Value of Pro Bono Service"
Presented by Derek S. Witte, Associate, Miller Johnson. (Now Chief Compliance Officer at International Medical Group)
"Integrity in Our Communities"
Presented by U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Judge Denise Page Hood (now Chief Judge).