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Dan Beattie Joins Clark Hill PLC

May 15, 2008


, MI

– Dan Beattie will join Clark Hill as a member of the Government and Public Affairs Group in early June.

Beattie has served as Director for the State of Michigan Washington Office for Governor Jennifer M. Granholm.

He is the principal manager and strategist of Michigan’s federal and interstate affairs, advocating the state’s interests before Congress, the federal administration, and its administrative agencies.

He has held that position since 2005, during a period of intense economic challenge for the state that required state-federal collaboration on manufacturing, trade, energy, health care, transportation, work force and business development issues.

“We are pleased to announce that Dan has joined our team,” Clark Hill Government and Public Affairs Group leader John Van Fossen said.

“Dan has an extensive history and experience with government relations matters, and brings a great perspective from someone managing state and federal affairs.

He is going to bring a tremendous amount of value to our clients, and to our team.”

Prior to joining the state of Michigan Washington office, Beattie worked as a legislative assistant, legislative director and ultimately Chief of Staff to US Representative John D. Dingell (D-MI).

In addition to his administrative duties, Beattie provided legislative, strategic and political advice on a variety of issues important to the Congressman’s constituents in southeast lower Michigan. He assisted the Congressman in passing several pieces of environmental conservation, firearms, and historic preservation legislation and advancing federal projects in various Michigan communities

Beattie earned his M.A. from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Indiana University.

The Government and Public Affairs Group handles matters for government relations clients in several industries.

Clark Hill clients expect the best, and we deliver by responding quickly to their needs, understanding their business issues, and providing outstanding legal advice.

Since 1890, our attorneys have proudly represented a diverse range of clients ranging from individuals and new entities to Fortune 500 corporations.  These are just a few of the reasons why our firm is repeatedly chosen and recommended by our clients.

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