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Dykema, with more than 380 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. and Wisconsin, and 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: 1926
Lawyers Worldwide: 400
Languages: Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish


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Of Counsel

Suzanne M. Johnson

Suzanne M. Johnson

Senior Counsel
Harold D. Pope

Harold D. Pope

Senior Counsel
Rasul M. Raheem

Rasul M. Raheem

Senior Counsel
Basil A. Umari

Basil A. Umari

Senior Counsel
Nicholas  Zugaro

Nicholas Zugaro

Senior Counsel


Paul R. Boken

Paul R. Boken

Chief Operating Officer
Ayanna C. Clinton

Ayanna C. Clinton

Chief Human Resources Officer
Linda M. Moss

Linda M. Moss

Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer
Tim  Trunzo

Tim Trunzo

Marketing Manager


2023 Automotive Trends Report

Buoyed by consumer demand and legislative support, respondents to Dykema’s 2023 Automotive Trends survey enter the year in a period of cautious innovation. After analyzing survey responses, the firm's 2023 Automotive Trends Report compiles insights from key decision-makers to understand what trends will have the greatest impact on the automotive industry in the following year and beyond. The top responses from the survey reveal an industry-wide focus on legal benefits and risks tied to new electric and autonomous vehicle technologies...

All Employers May Be Impacted by President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy (the "Order"). This sweeping Order affirms that it is the policy of the President’s Administration to enforce the antitrust laws to combat concentration and abuses of economic power in a number of markets, including: labor, agriculture, healthcare (including i.e., hospitals, insurance, hearing aids and prescription drugs), repair, real estate brokerage, alcoholic beverage distribution, cable, internet, air travel, financial services, rail transport, and ocean shipping...

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Dykema Closes $785M Transaction for CPS Energy

Today Dykema, a leading national law firm, acted as legal advisor to CPS Energy in its acquisition of natural gas plants in Corpus Christi and Laredo, Texas, from Talen Energy for $785 million. The three natural gas plants are an approximately 1,710-megawatt (“MW”) generation portfolio located in the South Zone of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) market.This transaction supports CPS Energy's generation plan. It secures an additional 1,710 MWs of power for the greater San Antonio community and will be available as soon as this summer...

Dykema Advises CPS Energy in its Acquisition of Texas Gas Plants

Dykema, a leading national law firm, acted as legal advisor to CPS Energy in its acquisition of natural gas plants in Corpus Christi and Laredo, Texas from Talen Energy for $785 million subject to customary net working capital adjustments at closing. The two natural gas plants are an approximately 1,710-megawatt (“MW”) generation portfolio located in the South Zone of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) market. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024.This transaction supports CPS Energy's generation plan...

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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...

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...