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Christopher E. Tracy and Mary L. Pate join Honigman's Kalamazoo office

January 27, 2009

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman) is pleased to announce that Christopher E. Tracy has joined the firm as a partner, and Mary L. Pate as an associate in its Litigation Department. Both Mr. Tracy and Ms. Pate will reside in the firm’s Kalamazoo office. They join the current team of 19, including eight other attorneys, in the Kalamazoo location, which focuses on the areas of Corporate and Securities, Venture Capital, Community Banking, and Life Sciences-Intellectual Property.

Christopher E. Tracy concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental, health care, and white-collar crime. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Tracy has significant experience as a mediator for state, federal and agency disputes. He has taught at Loyola University-Chicago School of Law and the James Madison College at Michigan State University. Mr. Tracy is a member of several boards of non-profit organizations, including the Montessori School in Kalamazoo and the Gull Lake Quality Organization. He is also a Board Member and the Regional Vice President of Ducks Unlimited, and the Chair-Elect of the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Mr. Tracy received a J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Mary L. Pate concentrates her practice on labor and employment-related litigation. With litigation experience at both the state and federal levels, Ms. Pate has represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board and the United States Department of Labor. She has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences on issues related to employment law, including the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center and the Council on Education in Management seminars. Ms. Pate received a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Alaska, and a B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

Both Christopher Tracy and Mary Pate were formerly with the law firm of Howard & Howard.