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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


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.



Of Counsel

Todd Gale

Todd GaleSenior Counsel

Paulina Garga-Chmiel

Paulina Garga-ChmielSenior Counsel

Michael Gilman

Michael A. GilmanSenior Counsel

Bruce Goldsmith

Bruce L. GoldsmithSenior Counsel

Margaret Graham

Margaret E. GrahamSenior Counsel

R. K. (Dean) Hagan

R. K. (Dean) HaganSenior Counsel

Lindsay Henry

Lindsay S. HenrySenior Counsel

Heidi Herman

Heidi J. HermanSenior Counsel

Robert Leavitt

Robert D. LeavittSenior Counsel

Richard Lieberman

Richard L. LiebermanSenior Counsel

Steven Mroczkowski

Steven D. MroczkowskiSenior Counsel

Darrell Pierce

Darrell W. PierceSenior Counsel

Lauren Quigley

Lauren E. QuigleySenior Counsel

Molly Thompson

Molly E. ThompsonSenior Counsel

Mark Weisbard

Mark W. WeisbardSenior Counsel


Paul Boken

Paul R. BokenChief Operating Officer

Mark Boozell

Mark BoozellGovernment Policy Advisor

Ed Empamano

Ed EmpamanoChief Information Officer

Kaitlin Hogan

Kaitlin HoganContent and Communication Specialist

Mia Jiganti

Mia P. JigantiRisk Management Director

Frank Johnson

Frank JohnsonDirector of Business Development

Scott Selinger

Scott L. SelingerGovernment Policy Advisor

Ned Stanulov

Ned StanulovDirector of Infrastructure

Mary Beth Walsh

Mary Beth WalshSenior Director, Legal Recruiting & Development

Leonard Wolfe

Leonard C. WolfeChair and CEO


Green Gold: Hands Off My Trees
Dykema, December 2021

Trees are ubiquitous. They are a natural part of our landscape and valued for the beauty they provide (not to mention the environmental benefits) as well as their lumber and economic value. Landowners often value their trees, but when a landowner needs to remove trees for development tensions can arise between the government’s interest in preserving and protecting the environment and the landowner’s inherent property rights. Often these pressures are most prevalent in local governments so-called tree or woodland ordinances...

On Again; Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay on OSHA COVID-19 ETS
Dykema, December 2021

Late Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an Order and Opinion lifting the stay that previously had been entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which had prevented the OSHA COVID-19 emergency technical standard (the “ETS”) that applied to employers with 100 or more employees from going into effect. This reversal puts many employers in the position of having to immediately restart compliance efforts that may have been paused during the pendency of the stay...

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For the Second Time in Three Years, Dykema’s Automotive and Transportation Industry Group Named “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360
Dykema, January 2022

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that its Automotive and Transportation industry group was recognized as a “Practice Group of the Year” for 2021 by Law360. Dykema was chosen as one of only three firms recognized in the area of Transportation. This marks the second time in the past three years that the firm received this recognition, as Dykema also earned the same honor for 2019. Law360 Practice Group of the Year awards honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that prevailed throughout the legal industry in the past year...

Courtroom View Network Names Dykema’s Defense of Kia a Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdict of 2021
Dykema, December 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Courtroom View Network (CVN) has recognized the firm’s defense of Kia in Perry v. Kia Motors as one of its “Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2021.” Dykema represented Kia America in the product liability case in which the plaintiff sought more than $103 in damages in front of the Superior Court of California, Orange County...

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Cannabis Law Blog

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 Health Care Law Blog

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...

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments provides legal insight on topics of special interest to insurance industry professionals. Covering a wide range of industries, Dykema’s Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments blog provides brief but substantive alerts, including updates and analysis on...

Labor & Employment Law Blog

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

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

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...

The Open Road: Automotive Law Blog

The Open Road features legal thought leaders from all areas of the transportation economy including corporate transactions, products liability and class actions, insurance regulation, environmental compliance, and supply chain management. As the automotive sector faces new challenges from...

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