Steven C. Kohl has been appointed to a new task force at the State Bar of Michigan. Kohl, a partner in the Firm's Metro Detroit office, has been asked to serve on the Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force recently established by the State Bar. The task force will address issues related to white-collar crime and government cooperation with corporate investigations to establish recommendations designed to protect attorney-client privilege without hindering the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and other investigative bodies.
Kohl concentrates his practice in environmental law and litigation, and has nearly three decades of experience in a wide range of federal and state environmental compliance, enforcement and litigation matters. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Third and Sixth Circuits; and multiple U.S. District Courts.
Active in the legal community, Kohl is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and its section on Environmental Law, Negligence and Administrative Law. He has served as vice chair of the Bar's Environmental Litigation Committee and on the Superfund Committee of the Environmental Law Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Environment, Energy and Resources section.
Kohl has also served as a member of the Civil Justice Advisory Committee for the Federal District Court in the Western District of Michigan. He is a past member of the International Association of Defense Council and the Michigan Association of Defense Council. He has lectured widely before industry and insurance groups on environmental law.
A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Kohl holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and a doctor of jurisprudence from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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