When a search warrant or grand jury subpoena hits, organizations know they can count on Madelaine Lane to see them through the process with sound legal counsel.
An experienced trial attorney focused on white collar criminal defense, Madelaine advises on complex civil investigations involving high-volume documents and high-risk publicity. She’ll walk alongside you through an investigation, leveraging technology and tools to save money with discovery. Skilled in both the courtroom and at the negotiating table, she’ll help you weigh the options of trial or settlement. After the dust settles, Madelaine will train your team, from the front desk to the general counsel, so everyone feels prepared if there’s a “next time.”
of Warner’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Practice Group and the firm's Data Analytics and eDiscovery Practice Group, Madelaine advises clients on a wide range of issues, from responding to discovery requests and conducting internal investigations to creating effective litigation strategy and leading a persuasive defense at trial. She has extensive experience dealing with compliance, civil and criminal matters in higher education, automotive, health care, finance, agricultural and other industries.
-in-charge directing Warner’s eDiscovery Center, Madelaine has led some of the state’s largest criminal and civil discovery matters in recent years. She works closely with clients to respond to Grand Jury subpoenas, investigative subpoenas and discovery requests. Together with the eDiscovery Center team, Madelaine works to leverage technology to locate responsive documents in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible—saving you time and money. When needed, Madelaine uses her courtroom expertise to prepare witnesses to testify in trial or in front of the Grand Jury.
Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response
Madelaine is recognized as one of the go-to attorneys in Michigan when clients need to create programs focused on sexual abuse prevention and detection training. She helps clients establish, maintain and improve their programs and respond if report of abuse should arise. Madelaine regularly coordinates with law enforcement agencies and, if necessary, defends clients in civil and criminal cases arising from allegations of wrongdoing.
General Criminal Defense
A trusted advisor and collaborative counsel, Madelaine has broad experience representing clients throughout the criminal process—from search warrant to trial and, if needed, appeal. Comfortable in the courtroom, she is a fierce advocate for clients, regularly trying and winning cases in state and federal court. Madelaine is also strategic and client-focused, working with clients to arrive at emotionally intelligent decisions.
Madelaine regularly assists clients with internal investigations. She has conducted investigations on behalf of secondary and university systems in Title IX investigations, ensuring that all allegations are thoroughly investigated. Madelaine regularly works with corporate clients who suspect employee embezzlement and other wrongdoing. She also investigates allegations of the False Claims Act in a variety of settings including the health care, finance and defense industries.
Recognizing the best defense is often a good offense, Madelaine helps organizations in creating a search warrant response plan. She then works to train employees so muscle memory kicks and all employees know what to do when that knock comes at the door.
In addition to a robust litigation practice, Madelaine serves as Warner’s associate
general counsel. In this role, she regularly handles questions regarding privilege and ethics.
- Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2007 magna cum laude
- College of the Holy Cross B.A. 2004 cum laude
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 2007
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 2011
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
Western Michigan Chapter
- State Bar of Michigan
- Grand Rapids Bar Association