Top Corporate Counsel 2018


DBusiness asked more than 18,000 private attorneys in metro Detroit to select up to three nominees for the Best Corporate Counsel as part of our 2018 Top Lawyers peer review survey.

The results represent the confidential opinions of the poll participants and by no means fully represent all the fine corporate counsel across metro Detroit. They are:

Patricia M. Adler, Ally Financial Inc.

Patrice Baker, Beaumont Health

Richard R. Ballentine, Plastic Development Group

Monica M. Barbour, University of Detroit Mercy

David E. Barnes, American Axle & Manufacturing Inc.

Rachel G. Baxter, Kongsberg Automotive

Kenton M. Bednarz, Shiloh Industries

Erin Behler, Quicken Loans Inc.

Don R. Berschback, City of Grosse Pointe Woods

Lois E. Bingham, Yazaki North America

Timothy J. Blanch, Nexteer Automotive

Fernando Borrego, BASF Corp.

Toni R. Burke, Toyota Boshoku America Inc.

Daniel G. Byrne, Ford Motor Co.

John A. Camp, Plastipak Holdings Inc.

Leah M. Chamberlin, DTE Energy Co.

Alicia Chandler, Trinity Health

Matt Cohn, Key Safety Systems Inc.

Francoise Colpron, Valeo

Catherine L. Colvin, Nexteer Automotive

Jay Colvin, Detroit Lions Ltd.

Sara B. Conn, Beaumont Health

Clifford J. De Vine, DeMaria

Kirsten DeGreer-Devoto, DTE Energy Co.

James G. Derian, Delphi Automotive Systems LLC

Joshua Dobrowitsky, Strong Force Intellectual Capital LLC

Jeff Dobson, ITC Holdings Corp.

Eric L. Doyle, BorgWarner Inc.

Seth A. Drucker, Valeo

Bob Evans, Frudenberg North America

Zenna Faraj-Elhasan, Wayne County Corporation Counsel

Michael D. Fitzpatrick, Phillips Service Industries Inc.

Bryant M. Frank, Soave Enterprises

David W. Geiss, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Ethan A. Gilan, Pioneer Automotive Technologies Inc.

Kenneth C. Gold, General Motors Co.

Alan S. Gorosh, Ford Motor Co.

Michael A. Gruskin, General Motors Co.

John D. Gullen, The Auto Club Group

Gloria A. Hage, Eastern Michigan University

Alan N. Harris, Atwell LLC

Beth T. Hill, FordDirect

Anna M. Inch, Carhartt Inc.

Tom D. Jabero, Plastipak Holdings Inc.

Keith James, Masco Corp.

Kyle M.H. Jones, FCA US LLC

Stephanie Jones, General Motors Co.

Brandon A. Kalasho, Nexteer Automotive

Wayne S. Kauffman III, Gentherm Inc.

Harry A. Kemp, Lear Corp.

Deanna J. Kossaras, HARMAN International

Tim Kraepel, DTE Energy Co.

Terrence B. Larkin, Lear Corp.

Kiley A. LePage, Compuware Corp.

Lance M. Lis, Inteva Products

Bernie Lourim, FANUC America Corp.

David Ludington, FCA US LLC

Edwin J. Lukas, Central Transport

Raoul Maitra, Altair Engineering Inc.

Kendra S. Mattison, Koch Industries Inc.

Lisa Mikalonis, Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Joseph T. Muzingo, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Kristen M. Netschke, AmeriTrust Group Inc.

Jay S. Paranjpe, Magna International of America Inc.

Laurine S. Parmely, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Frank M. Peraino, Comerica Bank

Kenneth J. Phillips, Gentherm Inc.

Lisa D. Pick, Valassis Communications Inc.

Michelle R. Puricelli, Alidade Capital LLC

Brett D. Pynnonen, Visteon Corp.

Michael A. Qaqish, IAC Group

Charles N. Raimi, City of Detroit

Dawn Reamer, Aisin Holdings of America Inc.

Sandy Ring, Ghafari Associates

Michelle A. Rivas, Kapnick Insurance Group

Lawrence D. Rosenstock, Beaumont Health

Linda S. Ross, Trinity Health

Scott Ryan, Gentex Corp.

Mark R. Schaitkin, Meritor Inc.

Marla Schwaller-Carew, Dura Automotive Systems

Maureen T. Shannon, Quicken Loans Inc.

Joshua Sherbin, TriMas

Andy Smith, Valeo

Emily E. Smith-Sulfaro, Ford Land

Michael Socha, Ally Financial Inc.

Lawrence A. Sommers, Comerica Bank

Jennifer M. Stout, Flagstar Bank

Mark A. Sturing, Beztak Properties

Mario A. Tabone, Plastipak Holdings Inc.

Satyam Talati, Mahindra

Louis Theros, MGM Grand Detroit

Ian E. Wilson, William Beaumont Hospital

Adam A. Wolfe, United Shore Financial Services LLC

Sarah M. Younglove, Tower International

Andrew Zeer, HARMAN International

Marla G. Zwas, Truck Hero Inc.

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