Attorneys Jeffrey A. May and Patricia C. Schabath were recently named members (partners) at Kerr Russell. The two were selected at the end of 2019 and their promotions are effective as of January 1, 2020.
Schabath concentrates her practice in the defense of physicians and facilities in medical malpractice claims. As former in-house counsel for a large academic medical center, her experience includes medical staff relations and disciplinary actions, professional licensing, credentialing, and peer review, HIPAA privacy and security, patient safety and quality, and risk management. Schabath also has experience in general civil litigation, including defense of legal malpractice, personal injury, and general negligence matters.
She has held several leadership positions within the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, including serving as past chair of both the Pro Bono committee and the Medical-Legal Subcommittee of the Substantive Law Committee. Schabath served two three-year terms on the Health Care Law Section’s governing council. She is also a member of the Litigation Section.
Jeffrey May practices focuses on the area of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law. He is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). May also practices in the areas of general business law, intellectual property, and litigation. Since joining Kerr Russell, May has worked with clients to draft and negotiate contracts, acquire and protect intellectual property, and resolve disputes through litigation or through alternative dispute resolution methods.
His prior experience owning and operating a technology-based business, and his educational background focused in the area of information technology, allow him to assist clients with a wide range of business issues and litigation matters.
As part of his practice in the area of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy law, May helps clients identify and mitigate risks related to data security incidents and breaches, information technology policies and practices, and data sharing arrangements with third parties.
May was named an “Up and Coming” Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2018 and was recognized by Super Lawyers as a “2019 Michigan Rising Star.” Before joining Kerr Russell, he was the law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. While working at the court, he also served as the Director of the Michigan Center for Civic Education’s High School Mock Trial Tournament.
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