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Plunkett Cooney welcomes 2023 class of summer associates


Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms, recently welcomed the members of its 2023 class of summer associates to the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.

This year’s class includes standout law school students Regan Glenn and Sydney Jackson who attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Evan Irvine from Wayne State University Law School.

Plunkett Cooney partners and associates will work with the summer associates in the areas of governmental law, insurance coverage, business transactions and labor and employment law. The 12-week program entails two six-week sessions during which program participants will receive hands-on experience with legal assignments along with opportunities to attend numerous professional organization and firm social events held throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. The program concludes on Aug. 18.

Glenn is scheduled to receive her law degree in 2024. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2020 and 2021, respectively. While pursuing both degrees, Glenn received several academic and athletic scholarships, and she served as team captain of the school’s varsity softball team.

Set to receive his law degree in 2025, Irvine is a member of the Asian Pacific American and International law student associations. A 2017 graduate from Grand Valley State University, he spent three years in Tokyo, Japan, working as an assistant language teacher in the JET program of the Tokyo Board of Education. This is the country’s premier cultural exchange program that is run by three Japanese government ministries.

Rounding out the Class of 2023 is Jackson, who is scheduled to receive her law degree in 2024. She is a junior member of the school’s Moot Court and Law Review and a parliamentarian member of the Black Law Students Association. While in law school, she served as a summer intern for Judge Gershwin A. Drain of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Jackson received her undergraduate degree, cum laude in 2019, from the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business law and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 130 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney recently received Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification, which recognizes the firm as a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. The firm has also achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and it was recently named a 2023 “Best Law Firm” nationally in 12 practice areas as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2023 Summer Associate Class, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or via email at