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Lannen graduates from Leadership Oakland Cornerstone program

July 13, 2012

Patrick C. Lannen, an attorney with Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest's oldest and largest law firms, recently graduated from the prestigious Leadership Oakland 2011-2012 Cornerstone Program.

"It was an incredible experience to be a part of a group of dynamic businesspeople," said Lannen, a member of Plunkett Cooney's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. "It provided me with the tools to become a more effective leader and to make a difference in my career and my community.”

Members of the 2011-2012 class, who represent businesses and nonprofit agencies, were recognized at a ceremony on June 13 at Fieldstone Golf Club, in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Over the past year, Lannen and 48 other participants of the Cornerstone Program gained leadership insight personally, professionally and through public awareness and service. Their participation links them to one of the most powerful business networks in Michigan.

Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. Leadership Oakland, a member of The Community Leadership Association, provides a nine-month community leadership Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region. For information about Leadership Oakland, visit www.leadershipoakland.com

Lannen, a member of the firm's Bloomfield Hills office, focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, financial services liability, and banking and creditors’ rights. He represents financial institutions and commercial lenders in the areas of collections and real estate disputes, including loan workouts, foreclosures, real estate actions and related commercial contract actions.

Lannen also represents businesses in various contract based commercial disputes. In addition, he also handles litigation involving alleged violations of state and federal consumer lending statutes.

Licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, Lannen is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and the DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

Lannen graduated, magna cum laude in 2009, from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he received several academic achievements, including the Samuel L. Westerman Honors Scholarship. While in law school, he clerked for former Michigan Supreme Court Justice and Plunkett Cooney alumni, the Honorable Maura D. Corrigan. Lannen received his undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College in 2006.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs over 160 attorneys in nine Michigan cities and one each in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm has also achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, a leading peer-to-peer review service to the legal industry. Named by Fortune magazine and LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell as one of the top law firms in the United States, Plunkett Cooney was also recently named “Go-To” Law Firm for litigation by American Lawyer Media.

For more information about Patrick C. Lannen graduating from the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John E. Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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