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Treasure of Detroit Gala honors four Wayne Law alumni

October 2, 2013

DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School honored four distinguished alumni Saturday, Sept. 28, during the 2013 Treasure of Detroit Gala.

The event, held at the Atheneum Suite Hotel International Banquet Center in Detroit, honored U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Wayne Law Class of 1958, a Detroit Democrat serving his 24th term in Congress; Michael Pitt of Huntington Woods, Class of 1974, a founding member and managing partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers and Golden; Michael Steinberg of Ann Arbor, Class of 1989, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan; and Gary Torgow of Oak Park, Class of 1982, chairman of Talmer Bancorp and president and founder of the Sterling Group.

Since 1988, the Treasure of Detroit has been Wayne Law’s premiere event to honor the brightest lights in the legal profession and to celebrate the growth and success of the law school.

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The 2013 Treasure of Detroit Gala honoring distinguished alumni of Wayne State University Law School was Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Atheneum Suite Hotel International Banquet Center in Detroit.

Wayne Law Leadership Annual Gift Officer Matthew Cunningham, who also is a law student at the school, chats with Kathryn Humphrey, chair of Wayne Law’s Board of Visitors.

From left are Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson; honoree Michael Pitt and his wife, Peggy Goldberg Pitt; honoree Gary Torgow; honoree Michael Steinberg; and Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson.