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July 6, 2022

Patrice Arend & James Rose Named Leaders for Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 6, 2022 — Patrice Arend and James Rose, partners at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, were named the co-practice group leaders of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolutions practice group. Jaffe CEO Mark Cooper made the announcement.

As co-practice group leaders, Arend and Rose will oversee the firm’s team of Litigation experts – who have deep expertise in and serve as strategic legal counsel in trial, mediation and arbitration of complex business disputes for clients.

In addition to her new role, Arend is also a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor practice group, advising clients on employment-related issues – including hiring, termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants and more. She is a seasoned advocate, having represented public and private businesses of all sizes in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and has provided comprehensive counsel and strategic planning in all matters pertaining to employment and labor law issues.

Arend earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Wayne State University. She earned her J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Illinois State Bar Association.

In addition to his new role, Rose also leads the firm’s Appellate practice group and is a longtime member and the immediate past chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. Specializing in appeals and critical motion practice, his work focuses on complex commercial business disputes – including contract disputes, shareholder disputes and corporate and real estate transactions – with a comprehensive background in commercial real estate transactions, including finance matters. He has been a regular contributor to Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) publications, including the Michigan Appellate Handbook.

Rose earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and has been recognized as a DBusiness Top Lawyer.