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Bodman Attorney Robert J. Diehl, Jr. Named Board Chair of Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

By: Bodman PLC

11/03/14

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Bodman PLC attorney Robert J. Diehl, Jr. has been named chair of the board of directors for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. 

The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion is a not-for-profit civil rights organization located in Detroit working to overcome discrimination and racism by crossing racial, religious, ethnic and cultural boundaries. The organization brings together community leaders from government, law enforcement, education, faith, grass roots organizations, and business to understand different points of view and then take action to overcome structural impediments to inclusion and equity.

Diehl is the chair of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group.  He represents clients in complex business law matters and commercial transactions with a focus on debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy. He represents lenders in out-of-court workouts and in bankruptcy proceedings involving all types of businesses and collateral, especially automotive-related businesses and real estate and construction businesses.

Diehl is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (for twenty years) under Bankruptcy and Debtor Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 under Banking and Finance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, and Litigation-Bankruptcy. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 under Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy (achieving the highest "first band" ranking), in Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 under Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and in Dbusiness magazine as a 2014 “Top Lawyer.” Michigan Super Lawyers has also listed him on multiple occasions as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in Michigan.

Diehl serves in leadership roles with several other organizations, including the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce (member, board of directors), Henry Ford Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute (member, board of advisors), VIP Mentoring (member, board of directors), and the Grosse Pointe Club (member, board of directors).