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Sandra M. Cotter

Sandra M. Cotter



  • Administrative Law & Regulation
  • Education
  • Gaming & Indian Law
  • Cannabis Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Government Policy & Practice
ABA Group

Michigan, U.S.A.


Sandra M. Cotter is the Director of Dykema's Regulated Industries Department and Leader of the Government Policy & Practice Group. Ms. Cotter's practice focuses on insurance regulation, litigation, and legislation; liquor licensing and compliance; campaign finance and election law; public policy litigation and legislation; and general corporate work for profit and nonprofit corporations. She has frequent contact with Michigan's executive office, state legislators, and various government agencies, including the Department of Insurance and Financial Services and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Ms. Cotter has been involved in drafting complex legislation and administrative rules on a variety of matters including insurance, liquor control, economic development, and environmental regulation. She is skilled in helping clients formulate solutions through regulatory and legislative means. Ms. Cotter is also a registered lobbyist agent in Michigan.

While at Michigan State University, Ms. Cotter worked for the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service and served as a page and legislative assistant for the Michigan House of Representatives; while attending law school, she taught in the Minority Affairs Program at the University of Michigan.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1989


University of Michigan, J.D. Michigan State University, B.S.
Areas of Practice

Administrative Law & Regulation | Cannabis Law | Education | Gaming & Indian Law | Government Policy & Practice | Hospitality | Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations | Political Compliance, Elections & Campaign Finance | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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