Cynthia J. Haffey
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Butzel Long
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Cynthia J. Haffey is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. Ms. Haffey represents corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in complex disputes involving a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. She regularly appears before the federal and state courts, as well as arbitration tribunals. Ms. Haffey represents clients in cases involving commercial disputes and business litigation, including automotive supply chain disputes, shareholder, partner and owner disputes, corporate mergers, acquisitions and other transaction disputes, fraud and other business torts, sales commission disputes, non-compete agreements and trade secrets, real estate disputes, construction contract disputes, anti-trust, bankruptcy and securities litigation. In addition, Ms. Haffey also has significant experience in advising and defending clients at trial and in arbitration in age, sex, and racial discrimination actions and other wrongful discharge claims. Ms. Haffey is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan, American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association. Ms. Haffey currently serves as the co-chair of the firm's Automotive Practice Group, chair of the firm's Women's Initiative Committee and a co-chair of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter's Social Justice Committee. Ms. Haffey is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997) and Western Michigan University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1980). While in law school Ms. Haffey was the recipient of the Norman I. Lemmon award, the Walter Nussbaum award and the Boaz Siegel Award. Experience · Prosecution of 165 avoidance actions on behalf of major automotive supplier. · Successfully arbitrated and obtained $7.2 million award, including $675,000 in attorney fees and costs, in breach of contract dispute between aerospace supplier and aircraft manufacturer. · Obtained directed verdict at trial on behalf of defended corporation in employment whistleblower action. · Obtained a $7.25 million settlement for German automotive corporation in dispute relating to the acquisition of a piston manufacturing company. · Obtained summary judgment on behalf of purchaser of real estate development in a dispute with surety. · Obtained summary judgment on behalf of public university on Section 1983 claim. · Obtained summary judgment on behalf of retailer clothing chain in employment wrongful discrimination action. · Obtained favorable case evaluation settlement on behalf automotive supplier in employment whistleblower action. · Successfully positioned client at trial to obtain a significant settlement on behalf of the defendant/counter-plaintiff in a dispute alleging breach of contract and fraudulent inducement relating to the sale of electrical control panel company. · Successfully represented client in breach of executive level employment agreement. · Successfully positioned the defense of breach of contract dispute concerning the sale of a business so that plaintiff withdrew its claim with prejudice in the middle of arbitration. · Successfully represented residential real estate multi-list entity in antitrust dispute. · Successfully represented Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in breach of contract disputes with its supply base. · Successfully represented Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in breach of contract action in the United States District Court, North District of Illinois. · Successfully represented healthcare technology company in Non-Compete/Trade Secret dispute. · Successfully represented document imaging company in Non-Compete/Trade Secret dispute. · Successfully represented healthcare technology company in breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secret/confidential information dispute. · Obtained jury verdict in favor of defendants in a $5 million lawsuit brought by a major hospital/health care system in connection with an acquisition of client's optometric centers. News Media Releases 11.28.11, 68 Butzel Long attorneys named to DBusiness magazine's Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit 2012 10.28.11, Butzel Long attorneys featured during OESA Commercial Trends and Legal Strategy v.2011 program 05.20.09, 2009 Federal Bar Association's Careers in Justice event for Romulus High School students News in brief 01.28.09, Butzel Long Attorney Cindy Haffey featured in Detroit Legal News Publications Client alerts 05.01.11, Automation Alley Newsletter - Dealing with the Aftershocks of the Disaster in Japan 03.28.11, Client Alert: Manufacturing/Automotive/Advisory - Dealing with Aftershocks of the Disaster in Japan Memberships American Bar Association Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, Co-chair of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter's Social Justice Committee Oakland County Bar Association Recognitions DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, 2012
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1997
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Job position:
Shareholder
Law Firm Name:
Butzel Long
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Wayne State University Law School
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
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... - 1997
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cum laude

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Western Michigan University
Academic degree:
B.S. - Bachelor of Science
Dates attended:
... - 1980
Honors:
magna cum laude
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