MichBio Announces David McGuire as Director, Membership & Operations: MichBio, the Ann Arbor-based trade association for Michigan’s biosciences industry, announced the appointment of David McGuire as director of membership and operations. In this role, he will manage the success of MichBio’s membership goals; including awareness of existing MichBio services, the expansion of new programs, and supporting the overall health of MichBio’s member companies and in-kind partners. Prior to joining MichBio, David served as the Director, Chapter Relations for the Fulbright Association, a non-profit association located in Washington, D.C that serves current and former Fulbright students and scholars. In this role, he was responsible for the management of 51 national chapters, each presenting a wide-range of geographic, demographic and economic variables impacting membership activities and services. During his tenure, he reinvigorated two idle regions and developed three new chapters through the introduction of new programs, targeted events, and enhanced services. Previously, David held positions of senior manager of attendee sales and conference partnerships at the American Society of Travel Agents and as project coordinator of the student academy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. MichBio members include biosciences companies, academic and research institutions, biosciences service providers, and related organizations. The MichBio Institute is the association’s affiliated 501(c)(3) educational foundation. For more information, visit www.michbio.org.
New E-Commerce, IP Attorney for Lippitt O’Keefe: Anne Cubera Lipp has joined Lippitt O’Keefe, PLLC, a full-service law firm in Birmingham. Lipp will focus on commercial transactional law and litigation, as well as matters related to intellectual property rights and e-commerce. A magna cum laude graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Law, she chaired the college’s symposium committee and was an associate editor of the Michigan State Law Review. At the law school’s tax clinic, Lipp also worked to resolve federal, state and local- government tax issues for low-income taxpayers. An active member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Notre Dame Club of Detroit and the Detroit chapter of Notre Dame Women Connect, Lipp also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. She is married and lives in Birmingham. Located in Birmingham’s downtown business district at 370 E. Maple Road, Lippitt O’Keefe PLLC serves clients in areas of complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, family and matrimonial law, professional employment litigation, dispute resolution and state and federal appeals. The firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience in corporate law, real estate development, lending, estate planning, tax law, entertainment law and other intellectual property matters. Norman Lippitt, a well-known Michigan trial lawyer, formed Lippitt O’Keefe with Brian O’Keefe after Leonard Hyman, a partner at Hyman Lippitt, passed away in 2010. A Detroit native, Lippitt is the author of In The Trenches: Guerrilla Warfare and Other Trial Tactics. The book lists winning, battle-tested courtroom strategies and is available on Amazon.com. Additional information about Lippitt O’Keefe PLLC is available on the Internet at www.lippittokeefe.com.