Federal Law Clerk Committee

Most former law clerks would agree that a clerkship is one of the most rewarding and valuable legal jobs they will ever have. With the goal of ensuring that the benefits of a clerkship never end, the FBA Law Clerk Committee seeks to bring current and former federal law clerks together for both networking and practice-related purposes.

One of the Committee’s key projects has been to assemble a Chapter Law Clerk Directory, a searchable database of former law clerks who clerked for Sixth Circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges in the Eastern District of Michigan. The directory, which is the first of its kind in the FBA, was developed through generous financial support from our Chapter and the National FBA and is available to all former law clerks and all Chapter members. The Committee will work to ensure that it stays updated.

The Law Clerk Committee also hosts various events, including the Chapter’s Judicial Family Reunion and a number of practice-related educational events. If you have suggestions for an event you would like to see the Law Clerk Committee host, please contact one of the Committee co-chairs listed below:

Law Clerk Alumni Information

Former and Current Law Clerk Database Access Instructions

Committee Co-Chairs:

Sarah Resnick Cohen
Assistant United States Attorney
211 W. Fort St., Ste. 2001
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.226.9637

Jeff Crapko
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Fraud Section, Health Care Fraud Unit
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 202.445.9832



Judicial Liaisons:

Hon. Laurie Michelson

Committee Members:

Matthew Allen (Miller Canfield)

Amanda Empey (Bodman)

Nicole Haelterman (Bush Seyferth)

Brittney Kohn (Ford Motor Company)

Elyse Lisznyai (Miller Canfield)

Lauren Mandel (U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan)

Jennifer Newby (U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Adam Wenner (Honigman)