Media Resources

When News Breaks... Give us a Call!

Plunkett Cooney attorneys understand today’s fast-paced news environment and assist members of the media, whether on background or on the record. Our attorneys respond under tight deadlines and provide succinct, yet memorable quotes. When asked, they help media members understand often complex legal and business issues, so they can get the story right – every time!

Douglas C. Bernstein
Media Advisor on Banking Law, Bankruptcy & Finance Law

Doug is available to comment on issues related to creditors' rights, commercial and municipal restructuring and bankruptcy. He currently serves as the firm's Business Law Department Leader, and he is a former leader of the Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group.

Dennis G. Cowan
Media Advisor on Land Use, Real Estate Development and Public Policy Issues

When it comes to land use, real estate development and the myriad issues involved in the municipal approvals process, there's no one better than former City of Royal Oak Mayor and Plunkett Cooney partner Dennis Cowan to help make sense of it all. 

Mark S. Kopson
Media Advisor on Health care Law and Related Public Policy Issues

Members of the media rely on Mark for background and on-the-record quotes related about health care law and related corporate, transactional and public policy issues. Mark currently serves as the firm's Healthcare Law Industry Group Leader.

Thomas L. Leonard, III

Tom is the firm's go-to resource when it comes to public policy, governmental affairs and lobbying issues. The immediate past Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Tom heads up our Government Affairs, Public Policy & Regulatory Practice Group. He is particularly well-connected in the state's Republican party.

Courtney L. Nichols
Media Advisor on Human Resources Issues and Employment Litigation

Courtney has a knack for summarizing complex legal issues into quotes and sound bites for use by the media. She defends employment litigation claims and advises her clients on human resources issues, including compliance with complex state and federal regulations. 

Joseph A. Peterson
Senior Attorney
Media Advisor on Tax Law Matters

When individuals and businesses are dealing with the IRS and state taxing authorities, they turn to Joe Peterson for help. Members of the media are also encouraged to speak with Joe whenever they have questions about tax related matters. With nearly a decade of tax experience, he is happy to answer your questions, so you can be confident your stories are accurate and address all the relevant tax issues.

Henry W. Saad
Special Counsel
MEDIA ADVISOR ON Appellate matters & Complex litigation

Former Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and Special Counsel with Plunkett Cooney, Judge (ret.) Henry William Saad, has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation which involve governments, universities, schools, hospitals and the like. He also has over 20 years of experience with complex business litigation at the federal and state levels and years of practical experience as outside counsel to many radio stations, newspapers and television stations in the area of libel and slander and privacy consultation and litigation.

Jeffrey M. Schroder
Media Advisor on Cannabis Law and Regulations

Past experience as an Michigan Assistant Attorney General and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Warren makes Jeff Schroder a uniquely-qualified source on the legal issues related to medical cannabis.  

Media Contacts

John E. Cornwell
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Mobile: (313) 570-0300