Detroit-based Miller Canfield public finance attorney Jeffrey Aronoff has joined the five-member board of managing directors following a vote of the firm’s principals.
The firm also voted to put attorney Pawel Chudzicki, who is a member of the corporate and transactions group, on the five-member board. The newly elected members join Scott Eldridge, who was re-elected, and Danielle Mason Anderson and A. Michael Palizzi.
The five-member board, along with Chief Executive Officer Megan Norris, Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Executive Officer Michelle Crockett, and Chief Operating Officer David Robson, are responsible for managing the firm and its 242 attorneys.
The board serves as the principal governance committee of the firm, responsible for managing the business and policy directions.
“We look forward to welcoming Jeff and Pawel and working with them on executing the firm’s vision for strategic growth and collaborating with our partners and executive team as we continue to strengthen our position as leaders in the area of law firm diversity, equity and inclusion,” Anderson said in a statement on behalf of the managing directors.
The firm’s 107 principals vote on board members. “They bring a wealth of leadership experience and perspective, which will benefit our practice groups and our attorneys in our 18 worldwide offices North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East,” Norris said in the statement.
Aronoff is the deputy leader of the firm’s public finance practice and serves on the firm’s summer associate and political action committees. He joined Miller Canfield after law school at Wayne State University Law School in 2004. He left in 2012 to serve as the executive director for D:hive, a nonprofit economic development organization, and then returned to Miller Canfield in early 2016.
Miller Canfield ranked 10th nationally among bond counsel for the first half of 2022, advising on deals valued at more than $5 billion, according to data from Refinitiv