Jeffrey A. May and Patricia C. Schabath were named partners at Detroit-based Kerr Russell. The two individuals were selected at the end of 2019, and their positions were effective Jan. 1.
Schabath concentrates her practice in the defense of physicians and facilities in medical malpractice claims. She formerly served as in-house counsel for a large academic medical center, and her background involves medical staff relations and disciplinary actions, professional licensing, credentialing, peer review, HIPAA privacy and security, patient safety and quality, and risk management. Schabath is also familiar with general civil litigation including defense of legal malpractice, personal injury, and general negligence matters.
Schabath has held leadership positions with the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section and was past chair of the Pro Bono committee and Medical-Legal Subcommittee of the Substantive Law Committee. She served two three-year terms on the Health Care Law Section’s governing council and is a member of the Litigation Section.
May specializes in cybersecurity and data privacy law. He is credentialed as a certified information privacy professional/United States and certified information privacy manager. His practices also include general business law, intellectual property, and litigation.
At Kerr Russell, May worked with clients to draft and negotiate contracts, acquire and protect intellectual property, and settle disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods.
As part of his practice in cybersecurity and data privacy law, May helps clients identify and mitigate risks that relate to data security incidents and breaches, information technology policies and practices, and data sharing arrangements with third parties.He was a technology business owner, and his educational background focused on information technology.
May was the law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He also served as the director of the Michigan Center for Civic Education’s High School Mock Trial Tournament.
Kerr Russell has offices in Detroit, Troy, and China.