DETROIT, May 10 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Denise Ilitch will be of counsel to Clark Hill PLC as an adviser in the firm’s diverse business matters effective immediately. Ilitch will provide counsel in all areas of business development and will help integrate corporate, government and public sectors for relevant industry-focused legal solutions.
“As a lawyer and business leader, Denise speaks not only the language of the law, but also of business,” Clark Hill CEO John Hern said. “Her unique background will provide a bridge between legal and business matters for our clients providing tremendous value.”
This is a forward moving strategy for both. Ilitch will put to work her 30-plus years of diverse business experience assisting Clark Hill in its development of unique business solutions to complex business problems. Over the last year, Clark Hill has focused on diversifying their brand while maintaining value added service.
“We want to continue to expand our services so we are not only there for our clients 24/7, but also provide them counsel no matter what their challenge may be,” said Hern. “Denise represents a considerable contribution to that expansion. Her business savvy along with the passion, commitment and enthusiasm she shares with our practice will benefit all.”
Ilitch is president of Ilitch Enterprises, a privately held business with a focus on and investment in entrepreneurial ventures throughout the United States. Prior to that, she was president of Ilitch Holdings, the company that oversees the management and operations of Little Caesar Enterprises, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, and several other companies. She was also part of the team that joined prominent business leaders and government entities to create the vibrant entertainment and sports district in the heart of downtown Detroit.
“Clark Hill has a group of brilliant attorneys with a high level of integrity,” said Denise Ilitch. “I look forward to working with them and the rest of this talented group to provide additional counsel to their already vast array of practice areas, services and expertise.”
Ilitch will reside in Clark Hill’s Detroit office. Although she will serve as an advisor to Clark Hill, she will continue to pursue other business endeavors.
Ilitch earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Since 1890, Clark Hill PLC has been serving the business, government, non- profit and personal needs of clients throughout Michigan and beyond. With offices in Detroit, Birmingham and Lansing, Clark Hill is a full service law firm with over 135 attorneys. For more information, visit http://www.clarkhill.com .