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Dykema

Dykema  

Legal Services | Illinois, USA


tel: 312 876 1700 | fax: 312 876 1155
10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300 | Chicago | Illinois | 60606 | USA


Dykema's Overview

Dykema, with more than 400 attorneys and professionals, is a leading national law firm with a Midwest heritage that has been serving clients for more than a century. The firm, with offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C., is recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States. Dykema is a strategic partner and the firm of choice for many Fortune 500, middle-market and startup companies that are attracted to the firm's sophisticated practices, focus on practical solutions, quality lawyers and commitment to providing value.

What sets Dykema apart from other firms in the market is its unique value equation which includes a commitment to dedicated client service teams; flexible billing to create financial predictability and accountability; lower cost structure; and advanced technology and communication strategies. Using a value-focused business model, Dykema's full-service capability delivers results for sophisticated purchasers of legal services who increasingly demand alternative and more efficient ways of streamlining their legal work without sacrificing their bottom line.

The firm's attorneys and government policy advisors have experience in a broad range of government, corporate and private practice positions in top-tiered companies and organizations. At our core are attorneys and other professionals who are nationally recognized leaders in their area of practice.

Driven by the needs of its clients, Dykema has extended its platform nationally by developing national practices in the following areas: automotive litigation; biotechnology and life sciences; consumer financial services litigation; consumer product safety and compliance; energy and electric distribution; health care; infrastructure finance; intellectual property litigation and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

  • Year this Office was Established: 2004
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 400

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law & Regulation
  • Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Affordable Housing & Community Development
  • Agency Enforcement & Private Party Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos & Toxic TortAmbulatory Care Providers
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights
  • Bioethics & End-of-Life Care
  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Business Services
  • Cannabis Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Finance
  • Discovery Management & E-Discovery
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Lending Transactions
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Family Business Transition Team
  • Federal Tax
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Franchise Services
  • Gaming & Indian Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance
  • Government Policy & Practice
  • Government Reorganization and Restructuring
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Administrative Law & Regulatory Appeals
  • HIPAA—Health Information Privacy & Security
  • Hospitals and Health Care Systems
  • Immigration
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Intellectual Property & Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Law & Trade Regulation
  • Investment Management
  • Korean Business Team
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Leasing & Property Management
  • Litigation
  • Long-Term & Post-Acute Care Providers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • National/Regional Coordinating, Trial and/or Discovery Counsel
  • Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Pharmacies, DEA & Robinson-Patman/340B Drug Programs
  • Physicians, Dentists and Non-Physician Practitioners
  • Political Compliance, Elections & Campaign Finance
  • Portfolio Due Diligence
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital & Mezzanine Finance
  • Probate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Product Safety
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Tax Incentives & Economic Development
  • Real Estate Workouts
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Site Remediation
  • State & Local Tax
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax Controversies & Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Technology & Outsourcing Transactions
  • Telecommunications Regulatory
  • Trademark
  • Unions & Collective Bargaining
  • Wage & Hour
  • Water Rights
Representative Clients
  • Bank of America
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Honda North America, Inc.
  • Sears Roebuck & Co.
Professionals

Partners

Attorneys

Of Counsel

Derek Cottier

Derek L. CottierSenior Counsel

Todd Gale

Todd GaleSenior Counsel

Michael Gilman

Michael A. GilmanSenior Counsel


Bruce Goldsmith

Bruce L. GoldsmithSenior Counsel

Lindsay Henry

Lindsay S. HenrySenior Counsel

Richard Lieberman

Richard L. LiebermanSenior Counsel


Other

Mark Boozell

Mark BoozellGovernment Policy Advisor

Staci Greenfield

Staci L. GreenfieldDirector of Lateral Recruiting

Myka Hopgood

Myka L. HopgoodDirector, Research and Practice Services


Mia Jiganti

Mia P. JigantiRisk Management Director

Scott Selinger

Scott L. SelingerGovernment Policy Advisor

Morgan Smith

Morgan L. SmithProfessional Development Director


Ned Stanulov

Ned StanulovDirector of Infrastructure

Articles

Michigan Legislature Adopts Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Sick Leave: Political Poker Is Alive and Well in Michigan
Dykema, September 2018

After various court battles, two ballot initiatives were set to be on the November ballot for voter consideration. If passed, one would have increased the state minimum wage and the other would have required employers to provide sick leave to employees. Under Michigan law, though, the Legislature is permitted the opportunity to foreclose the issues from appearing on the ballot by adopting those initiatives through legislation. Even though the Republican majority of both houses appeared philosophically opposed to the initiatives, on September 5 both houses voted to adopt both of them...

Deadline Looms for Pending Cases in Front of Administrative Law Judges, per SEC Orders
Dykema, September 2018

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the matter of Lucia v. SEC, 585 U.S. ___ (2018), which held that administrative law judges of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are considered Inferior Officers of the United States, therefore subject to the Appointments Clause (Article II, Sec. 2) of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mr. Lucia, 7-2, agreeing with his position that Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are officers of the United States because they are effectively being given judicial power...

All articles submitted by Dykema

Press

International Association of Defense Counsel Appoints Bonnie Mayfield as Chair of Two Committees
Dykema, September 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Bonnie Mayfield, a Bloomfield Hills-based member in Dykema’s Litigation practice, was recently appointed as Chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) Employment Law Committee, and was also reappointed as Chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. A longstanding member of the IADC, Mayfield also previously held positions as the Diversity Committee’s Vice Chair of Programs and Vice Chair of Initiatives and the Employment Law Committee’s Vice Chair of Webinars...

Brian R. Balow Joins Dykema’s Bloomfield Hills Office
Dykema, September 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Brian R. Balow to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Balow joins Dykema after spending the past 17 years practicing at both Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC, where he served as Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, and Dickinson Wright PLLC, where he served as Director of the Intellectual Property, Business technology, Telecommunications, and Energy Practice Department. Balow practices commercial and business law, with a heavy focus on technology and intellectual property...

All press submitted by Dykema

Blogs

Cannabis Law Blog
Dykema 

The cannabis industry presents unprecedented opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. Yet, entities looking to engage in this emerging industry face daunting levels of legal complexity and uncertainty. Moreover, state and local governments are constantly tasked with regulating an...

Homeostasis: Dykema's Health Care Law Blog
Dykema 

We assist clients in maintaining stability while responding to ever-changing conditions in the health care industry. Health care providers and their supporting business partners must adapt and innovate in the face of evolving governmental and payor policy changes, scientific advancements, and...

Infrastructure Law and Policy Blog
Dykema 

The Infrastructure Law and Policy Law Blog covers developments in four key infrastructure areas: roads and bridges, mass transit, sewer and water, and broadband internet. As governors, legislature, and local governments continue to grapple with these important issues, this blog will serve as a...

Labor & Employment Law Blog
Dykema 

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and...

NextGen Financial Services Report
Dykema 

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the...

The Firewall
Dykema 

The Firewall keeps you up to date on the hottest legal topics in the ever-changing world of data security and privacy. As information security becomes a critical facet of all businesses and industries and the target of many regulators, it is important to stay apprised of new legal developments. The...

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