PHOENIX, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 18, 2015
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney and Partner Carolyn J. Johnsen has been selected to serve as Co-Chair for the Alumnae of DirectWomen.
DirectWomen is a national organization that works to advance board diversity by increasing the representation of women on company boards of directors. It sponsors an annual Institute attended by a small group of women who are selected because they are highly accomplished attorneys with the background and experience to serve on corporate boards. DirectWomen began in 2007 and now has approximately 125 Alumnae, many who have successfully gained board seats. Ms. Johnsen was part of DirectWomen’s Class of 2011.
Ms. Johnsen focuses her law practice on business restructurings and creating complex plans, strategies and structures for multi-million dollar companies in multiple industries. She has guided numerous private and public companies in developing strategies and solutions for revising operations and restructuring debt to effectuate the emergence of a stronger business through bankruptcy, or to take advantage of acquisition and sale opportunities.
Ms. Johnsen serves on the national Smithsonian Libraries Board. She is a founding master of the Arizona Bankruptcy Inn of Court and the founder of Arizona’s credit abuse education program for high school students. Ms. Johnsen received her B.S. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University, her M.A. in Military History from Norwich University, and her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.
The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.