I am thrilled to announce that I have joined Michigan State University College of Law as its Assistant Dean for Career Development. It was a very difficult decision to leave Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, particularly when I had just been elevated to equity partner in 2013. I enjoyed working with Honigman’s talented lawyers, professionals, and staff to solve complex legal problems for our clients. I also appreciated the resources and support that Honigman provided for me to develop my career. While my practice was the centerpiece, I also thoroughly enjoyed writing and speaking for practitioners, teaching at the University of Michigan Law School and MSU Law, studying and speaking about legal innovation and technology, and working with law students to help them prepare for legal careers.

As an adjunct professor at MSU Law, I was copied on an email announcing the Assistant Dean opening. Awhile after reading it, I began to reflect on how much I enjoy studying legal practice and the legal industry, fostering legal innovation, and working with law students. Watching the video of my talk at ReInvent Law New York City, Law Practice: From Art to Science, reconfirmed that. The more I thought about it, the opportunity to spend more time doing these things, as well as the opportunity to work with MSU Law administration, faculty, and alumni and legal employers, was an opportunity I could not pass up. I am very excited to begin this new chapter in my career at MSU Law!