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Honigman’s Stanley H. Pitts appointed to Chair State Bar of Michigan’s Professional Ethics Committee

July 16, 2010

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is pleased to announce that Stanley H. Pitts, a Partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department, has been appointed Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Professional Ethics Committee beginning on October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011. The Committee prepares written opinions regarding professional ethical conduct by request, recommends amendments to the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct and other standards of professional conduct, as well as reviews proposed amendments. Pitts has served as a member of the Professional Ethics Committee since 2009.

Pitts is an experienced litigator whose practice primarily includes defending business owners confronted with federal and state agency charges of unlawful employment discrimination, internal complaints of discrimination, whistleblower claims, family and medical leave act claims, other employment related claims and housing and lending discrimination claims. He also provides counseling to employers on various issues and topics, including independent contractor status, prevention of hostile work environment and retaliation claims, disability and religious accommodations, waivers and releases, and severance agreements.

In addition to his position on the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee, Pitts is a member of one of the hearing panels for the Bar’s Attorney Disciplinary Board, a member of its Labor and Employment section and a member of its District H (Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties) Character and Fitness Committee.

Pitts earned a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and a B.S. in accounting from Wayne State University.