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Foster Swift Adds Three Associate Attorneys

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November 5, 2010

LANSING, Mich.Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Lauren B. Dunn, Lindsey E. Smith and Alicia W. Birach.

Dunn is a member of the firm’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Group and focuses in the areas of employee benefits and employment law. Dunn joined Foster Swift as a summer associate in 2009 and continued her employment as a law clerk during her last year of law school. Before joining Foster Swift, Dunn worked as a Student Attorney for the Free Legal Aid Clinic at Wayne State and was a Legal Intern for the Michigan Department of Education's Office of Career & Technical Education. She received her law degree from Wayne State University Law School and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University.  During her second year of law school, Dunn was an Assistant Editor for the Wayne Law Review, which lead to her election to the board as Production Editor during her third year.

Smith's primary practice area will be commercial litigation. Before joining the firm, Smith worked as a student attorney and a project assistant for the Frank J. Remington Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  During her undergraduate years, she worked as an intern for Rayman & Stone, a Kalamazoo law firm. Smith received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010 and her undergraduate degree — in Health Science and Economics & Business — from Kalamazoo College in 2007.

Birach's primary practice area will be workers' compensation. Before joining the firm, Birach held internships with the Serious Fraud Office in London, England, KPMG in Detroit, Michigan and the Central Michigan University Internal Audit. She was also a summer associate with Foster Swift in 2009. She received her law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2010, and her undergraduate degree — in business administration — from Central Michigan University in 2006.

While in law school Birach was on Moot Court and won the Arthur Neef Competition — and the award for Best Team Brief — which was argued at the Michigan Supreme Court. She also competed in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Competition in New York City.