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Honigman’s Carl M. Levin receives the Milliken Distinguished Leadership Award

November 5, 2015


Susan Sherbow
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Carl M. Levin, former U.S. Senator, recently received the Milliken Distinguished Leadership Award from the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. Groundwork is a nonprofit advocacy organization located in Traverse City, Michigan, whose mission is to protect the environment, strengthen the economy and build community. Levin is senior counsel in the Corporate Department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.

The award recognizes leaders who emulate the legacy of Governor William Milliken and the late Helen Milliken in their belief that a clean, healthy environment is necessary for a prosperous economy. Groundwork honored Levin for his many environmental accomplishments for Northwest Michigan as a U.S. Senator, including:

  • sponsoring legislation that preserved more than 32,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness
  • securing funding for the Boardman River Dams Removal Project—the largest wetlands restoration in the Great Lakes Basin
  • playing an instrumental role in the creation of the Grand Vision, which directly engaged 12,000 people to create a consensus vision for growth and development, transportation solutions and key priorities like housing, local agriculture and clean energy in northwest Michigan

Levin, who served 36 years in the U.S. Senate, focuses his legal practice on assisting publicly and privately held companies in identifying and addressing legal, business and reputational risks that may bring them under public or government scrutiny and result in legal action or loss of business; providing strategic advice to companies regarding public policy and regulatory issues, and issues being considered by federal, state and local legislative bodies. He also provides mediation and alternative dispute resolution services regarding complex disputes, particularly in relation to governmental units.

Levin earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.