Archer Elected to Compuware Board

Dickinson Wright Chairman Dennis W. Archer Joins Compuware Board

1/7/2002
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Dickinson Wright PLLC Member and Chairman Dennis W. Archer, 60, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Compuware Corporation on January 7, 2002. Referring to Mr. Archer's in-depth experience in business, legal and political arenas, Compuware Chairman and CEO Peter Karmanos, Jr. said, "His experience in the public and private sectors will prove to be an extremely valuable resource as we continue to work to increase our revenues and earnings." "Dickinson Wright is extremely pleased with Dennis' involvement in the governance of this city's corporations. We encourage all of our attorneys to participate in activities that show the Firm's commitment to the community in which they live. Serving on Compuware's board will allow Dennis the opportunity to apply his considerable leadership experience with an important corporate citizen of Detroit," said James Samborn, Dickinson Wright's Chief Executive Officer. Archer, a longtime resident of Detroit, attended Western Michigan University as an undergraduate and received his JD degree from Detroit College of Law. Archer has been named one the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine and one of the 100 Most Powerful Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal. He is currently director of the American Bar Association's (ABA) finance committee and is unopposed in his bid for the presidency of the ABA. Archer is also president of the National League of Cities. "Compuware embodies the spirit of our mutual hometown of Detroit. I'm honored to bring my expertise to their management team," said Archer. Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full service law firm with five offices in Michigan and one in Washington, D.C., with nearly 200 attorneys practicing in more than 35 specialty areas.
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