Copyright 2024 SPARK

In the wake of prominent faculty abuse scandals and school shootings, education institutions across the country continue to be in the spotlight. Further, the U.S. Supreme Court decision affecting affirmative action adds another layer of growing challenges in higher education.

Butzel invites attendees to a discussion of complex issues like these during a seminar from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the firm’s office located in the Columbia Center, 201 W. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy. The firm’s Education Industry co-chairs, Carey DeWitt and Lynn McGuire are hosting the program.

DeWitt will moderate a panel discussion featuring special guests including:

  • Brian Quinn: Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Michigan State University: Campus Investigations
  • Keith James: Attorney, Keith James, PLLC and Board of Trustees, Member, Albion College: Crisis Management
  • Mark Brucki: Associate Vice President of Economic Development, Lawrence Technological University: Innovative Pathways: Student Pipeline
  • Mike Poterala: Vice President and General Counsel, Wayne State University: Advancing Science and Technology in the Face of Growing National Security Concerns on Campus

While there isn’t a fee to attend the program, seating is limited, and registration is required. To register, contact Tracie Tillinger at

About Butzel
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 global alliance offices. Butzel is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel on Twitter: