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Patty Petrowski is the University of Michigan’s Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. She joined the U-M from a large law firm in Chicago, Illinois, where she worked from 2000-2014. As a partner in the firm’s Complex Litigation Group, she litigated, arbitrated, and tried cases involving a variety of subject matters, with significant experience representing major research universities and academic medical centers. Subject matters litigated include breach of contract, federal and state whistleblower statutes, contested trust and estate claims, insurance and reinsurance disputes, employment statutes, fraudulent transfer, religious discrimination, and securities fraud. In addition, Patty served as the co-chairperson of legal recruiting for the firm’s Chicago office and was a member of the firm’s Committee for the Retention and Promotion of Women.
In 2010, Patty was one of thirty-five demonstrated leaders competitively selected to participate in Leadership Greater Chicago, a year-long leadership development and networking program.
Patty received a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She received a bachelor’s degree with High Honors in Political Economy from Michigan State University and was elected Phi Beta Kappa.