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Laura Baucus

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Dykema

Michigan, USA
    Local Time: Monday 20:27

Practice Expertise

  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Commercial

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation – Commercial
  • Financial Services Litigation – Consumer
  • Franchise Services
  • Litigation
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WSG Leadership

  • WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group - Member

Profile

Laura Baucus is a results-oriented litigator and business attorney with experience delivering consistent results to clients in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and financial services industries. Ms. Baucus has worked both as outside counsel and as seconded in-house counsel. She is the Director of Dykema’s 140+ attorney Automotive Industry Group, the immediate past Leader of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice, a Leader in Dykema’s COVID-19 Task-Force, the originator of the firm’s Supply Chain Group, the Manager of a firm OEM client-service team, and the immediate past Manager of the firm’s largest Michigan office. 

Ms. Baucus regularly counsels clients on force majeure and related contract performance options. Her litigation practice focuses on procurement and supply chain, recalls, warranty and cost recovery, contract termination, tooling recovery, Uniform Commercial Code issues, and financial services.  Her contract practice includes negotiating and drafting supply contracts and other commercial agreements for automotive and other manufacturing companies, including terms and conditions. Ms. Baucus also manages national portfolios of lawsuits for some of the nation’s largest residential mortgage servicers.

Ms. Baucus has extensive experience in legal project management, including:

  • Leader of legal project management team on a multi-million dollar litigation portfolio
  • Managing hundreds of multi-state financial lawsuits for national banks and servicers, including managing a team of 40 Dykema attorneys

Ms. Baucus frequently develops and presents seminars and continuing legal education (CLE) programs for legal and business clients on topics including contracting processes and risks, terminating distributorship risks, purchase order terms and conditions and battle of the forms, force majeure risks in the automotive industry, CFPB topics, Regulation X, legal risks related to digital mortgages and other federal statutes impacting bank and servicing risks.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 2000

Education
Wayne State University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
Catholic University of America, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation – Commercial
  • Financial Services Litigation – Consumer
  • Franchise Services
  • Litigation

Professional Career



Professional Associations
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association Membership Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Articles

Additional Articles
  • 2004 - Laches, Oakland County Bar Association Featured Lawyer of the Month
  • 2003 - Midwest Real Estate News v.19 no.2 "The Dirty Truth: A Number of Builders, Developers, Building Owners and Landlords Are Not Aware of the Damage of Toxic Mold in Buildings, But Insurance Companies Are"
  • 2000 - 46 Wayne L. Rev. 289 "How Long Should Bad Attorneys have to Wait? The Immediate Appeal of Sanctions under the Collateral Order Doctrine"

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