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Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Present at WWJ Newsradio 950 Igniting Innovation in Michigan Event

August 30, 2010

Detroit, MI

– Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner will serve as a presenter at WWJ/Newsradio 950’s “Igniting Innovation in Michigan” event Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Ford Conference & Event Center in Dearborn. Turner will discuss innovative trends, opportunities in emerging sectors, and recognizing those opportunities in Michigan.

The Igniting Innovation event is designed for entrepreneurs, experts in Michigan’s emerging sectors, and political leadership, to name a few. Turner will present at 9:30 a.m.

Reginald Turner is a member of Clark Hill’s Labor and Employment Group, and the Government and Public Affairs Group.

Turner regularly counsels clients and advocates for them on important matters of public policy. He has governmental experience at the federal, state and local levels. In 1996-97, he completed a White House Fellowship in Washington, D.C., managing a Presidential Task Force and working as an aide to former Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Andrew Cuomo. Reginald remains active in public service and civic and charitable organizations. He is Chairman of the City of Detroit Board of Ethics. In 2003, Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Reginald to the Michigan State Board of Education and he won a statewide election for a full term in 2006. From 2000-2003, Reginald represented Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer on the Detroit Board of Education. He is Secretary of the Greater Wayne County Economic Development Corporation and General Counsel of the Wayne County Business Development Corporation. He is Vice Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Vice Chairman of the Detroit Police Foundation. He is a Director of Comerica, Inc., the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and a Board Member of the Hudson-Webber Foundation. He formerly served on Governor John Engler’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Michigan Gaming and on the City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Advisory Committee. He is a past Chairman of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Turner is named in the peer review guides The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers®. He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved to less than one percent of lawyers in each state. He was named to Crain’s Power Lawyers 2008. Turner has served as the President of the National Bar Association, as well as Past President of the State Bar of Michigan. He serves as Chairman of the American Bar Association Conference of Minority Partners.

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