Madelaine Lane

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Grand Rapids, MI
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An accomplished white collar criminal defense attorney, Madelaine Lane assists clients with the right guidance just when they need it – from complex civil investigations involving high-volume documents and high-risk publicity, to responding to discovery requests and conducting internal investigations, to creating convincing litigation strategies and leading a persuasive criminal defense at trial. She has extensive experience working in several sectors, including higher education, automotive, health care, finance and agriculture, among others.

When (or well before) a search warrant, grand jury/investigative subpoena or discovery request hits, organizations know they can count on Madelaine to walk them smoothly through the process. As co-partner-in-charge, directing Warner’s eDiscovery Center, Madelaine has led some of the state’s largest criminal and civil discovery matters in recent years, and she adeptly leverages technology and tools to locate responsive documents efficiently. Skilled in both the courtroom and at the negotiating table, she helps clients weigh the risk/reward of each option of trial or settlement. A fierce advocate, she comes to life in the courtroom, routinely trying and winning cases in both state and federal court. When needed, she uses her courtroom expertise to reassure and prepare witnesses for trial or grand jury testimony. Finally, Madelaine trains client teams, from the front-desk receptionist to the general counsel and C-suite executives, so everyone feels prepared if there is ever another knock on the door. 

Whether for academic institutions conducting Title IX investigations, corporate clients who suspect employee embezzlement and other wrongdoing or numerous others, Madelaine regularly handles internal investigations. She also explores whistleblower allegations involving the False Claims Act in a variety of industries, including health care, finance and defense – at all times, working with her clients to arrive at emotionally intelligent, practical decisions.

Madelaine is recognized as one of the go-to attorneys in Michigan when clients need to create programs focused on sexual abuse prevention and detection training. If allegations of wrongdoing arise, she coordinates with law enforcement agencies and defends clients in civil and criminal cases. Finally, Madelaine serves as Warner’s deputy general counsel, handling questions regarding privilege and ethics at the firm level.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Crisis Management
  • Cybercrime
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Environmental
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • State Attorney Generals
  • Title IX
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime