(DETROIT – January 31, 2019) Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Michael G. Costello has joined the firm as a member in the Troy office.

Costello concentrates his practice in commercial and corporate law and litigation. He provides his clients with deep expertise and insight into a broad range of legal and business issues having served for 23 years as general counsel to a publicly-traded company.

Costello leverages this experience to provide efficient and effective counsel to large businesses in a variety of industries as well as high net worth individuals and their closely-held companies. He frequently advises board members and executives on sensitive issues related to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and strategic transactions. He is outside general counsel to a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company and serves other businesses as special counsel for corporate, insurance, and litigation matters.

Immediately before joining Bodman, Costello was with a business law and litigation boutique firm based in Southfield, Michigan. Prior to that he served as general counsel of a prominent insurance company, where he managed the legal department and all of its activities.

Costello is active with a number of professional and charitable organizations. He is a current member of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dean’s Advisory Board, the Oakland Hills Country Club Evans Scholar Committee, and American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He is a past president of the Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter, a past president of the University of Detroit Mercy Law School Alumni Association, and a past director of the Insurance Institute of Michigan, among other leadership positions.

Costello serves as an Adjunct Professor at WMU-Cooley Law School, where he teaches courses in Insurance and Reinsurance Law as part of the Insurance LL.M. program. He has presented at many conferences and programs hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Costello’s numerous accolades include recognition as a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and the Time & Talent Award for volunteer contributions to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

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