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David A. Collins, Michigan Lawyer, Becomes President of the American Bar Foundation

ABF President David Collins

David A. Collins, an attorney with long experience practicing in Detroit, has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation, a position he will hold for two years.

Collins has practiced law both as an in-house lawyer for General Motors and its subsidiaries and then Of Counsel at the national law firm of Dykema Gossett. At Dykema, he headed the firm’s corporate compliance practice. At GM, he served in various capacities, including Corporate Secretary, General Counsel of Saturn Corporation, and Executive Director of Corporate Compliance.

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From left to right: Pedro Alfonso, Jose Aguayo, Kaitlyn Williams, and Elijah Porter

The 2014 recipients of the Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science will be in residence at the American Bar Foundation until August 1, 2014. During their stay, the fellows will be introduced to careers in law and social science through meetings with ABF faculty and affiliates and various field visits to Chicago-area law institutions. Each fellow will work closely with a faculty mentor on a research project.

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