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Plunkett Cooney appoints Jereck to board of directors

09.26.2017

Plunkett Cooney – one of the oldest and largest law firms in the Midwest – announced Carolyn Jereck Plunkett Cooney Employment Attorneytoday that partner Carolyn M. Jereck has been appointed to the firm’s board of directors.

Jereck, who has served as the firm’s Litigation Department Leader for over 15 years, was appointed by the existing board members to fill the vacancy created by Thomas P. Vincent who resigned from the board earlier this year to become Plunkett Cooney’s new President & CEO. Jereck will serve until the board’s January 2018 business meeting at which time she will be eligible for election by the firm’s shareholders.

“Carolyn has been a tremendous department leader for many years, and I know her insights and experience will be invaluable to the board,” said Michael S. Bogren, Chair of Plunkett Cooney’s Board of Directors. "We look forward to her fresh perspective relative to the firm’s overall strategic development and growth.”

A member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment Law practice groups, Jereck concentrates her litigation practice in the areas of employment law, retail liability, premises liability, loss prevention disputes, liquor liability and product liability.

Jereck represents corporate and individual clients directly as well as through various insurance providers and third-party claim administrators. Her practice includes matters throughout Michigan in both state and federal courts. She is also a frequent speaker/lecturer concerning issues, updates and pertinent changes in Michigan law pertaining to her areas of expertise.

Jereck is a member of several professional organizations, including the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar where she serves as a member of the Employment and Retail Subcommittees, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel as well as ALFA International’s Labor and Employee and Women’s Initiative Committees.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and it was recently named among the best in the nation for female attorney diversity by The National Law Journal. The firm has also received several awards naming it among the top workplaces in the legal industry.

For more information about Carolyn Jereck’s appointment to Plunkett Cooney’s board of directors, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or via email at jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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