Cooley Announces Faculty Promotions in Lansing
February 27, 2012 – Cooley Law School has announced faculty promotions at its Lansing campus.
Lisa DeMoss was promoted to Associate Professor. She is the director of the Master of Laws Program in Insurance at Cooley. Previously, she was senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate compliance officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Detroit. Before her tenure with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Professor DeMoss was a partner in the Detroit, Mich., law firm of Fitzgerald Peters Dakmak and Bruno. While in private practice, she focused her career in the areas of product liability and insurance disputes. She earned her B.A. with high honor at Michigan State University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.
Dan Sheaffer was promoted to full Professor. Prior to joining Cooley, he served as corporate tax counsel for Alticor Corp., in Ada, Mich., where he had the lead role in tax planning and tax advice for Alticor's Asian affiliates. He was also a senior adviser for Ernst & Young LLP in Grand Rapids where he worked on international issues for a wide range of clients. Professor Sheaffer also served as the only tax associate in the 50-person firm of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman in Burlington, N.C. He earned his B.A. from Western Michigan University, his J.D. magna cum laude from Cooley Law School, and his LL.M from the University of Florida.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 15,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.