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Dykema | January 2022
Michigan, USA

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 ...

Dykema | January 2022
Wisconsin, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that it is expanding its platform with the addition of a capital markets team and the opening of an office in Milwaukee, the firm’s first in the state. The incoming capital markets team is an integrated and seasoned group of M&A, securities, finance, and health care attorneys including Kate Bechen, who will serve as the Office Managing Member. The office will be located in the Milwaukee Center at 111 E Kilbourn Avenue ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

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 ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema is proud to announce that both Eric Fingerhut and Jennifer Fraser were each recently selected to serve on committees for the International Trademark Association (INTA). Fraser was chosen to again sit on the Trademark Office Practices Committee, while Fingerhut was chosen for the Building Bridges committee. Their respective two-year terms begin on Jan. 1, 2022 ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema is proud to announce that Mark Silverman, Chicago-based member and co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Special Servicer Group, was chosen by Connect Commercial Real Estate (CRE) as one of only 110 attorneys from around the U.S. to receive a 2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Award. Furthermore, Silverman was spotlighted as one of only 10 attorneys from the Chicago and Midwest region ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

On November 29, 2021, Judge Willard in Orleans Parish entered a post-conviction plea agreement vacating the conviction of Bryon Curtis Matthews for second-degree murder, and instead entered a plea to manslaughter. Matthews had served 26 years of a life without the possibility of parole sentence. He was subsequently released from custody after the judge’s ruling. Matthews was one of approximately 1,500 people serving sentences based on convictions arising from non-unanimous jury verdicts ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico dismissed a class action suit against Pavia Hospital Santurce and Pavia Hospital Hato Rey (the hospitals) alleging that a data breach resulted in imminent harm to the plaintiffs. Dykema represented the hospitals in the matter ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, served as counsel and represented Henry Ford Village, Inc. (HFV) through a complicated bankruptcy case and successful confirmation for a Plan of Liquidation concerning the sale of substantially all of HFV's assets to HFV OPCO, LLC, an affiliate of Sage Healthcare Partners ("Sage"), for $76.3 million ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema is proud to announce that Becky James, member of the firm’s Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance and Appellate and Complex Motion practice groups, was selected by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the top 2021 White Collar Lawyers in California. James was highlighted in a special section of the publication on Dec. 1, 2021. James focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and civil and criminal appeals ...

Dykema | December 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema is proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, a Michigan-based employee was recognized as an Unsung Legal Hero by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The unsung heroes program honors the state’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, often behind the scenes. Dykema's 2021 honoree is Business Development and Marketing Manager Andrea Oleszczak, who is based in the firm's Detroit office ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Cinthia (Cindy) Granados Motley was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Account, Consulting & Law” list. Crain’s Chicago Business published a special feature of this list, including honoree profiles, on November 22, 2021 ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Paulina Garga-Chmiel to its Financial Services Litigation Practice Group and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Special Servicer Group as senior counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. She will focus on loan enforcement and complex creditors’ rights issues ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema was recently recognized by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) for being a member for 20 years or more. the OESA honored Dykema and others at its "Automotive Supplier Conference: Beyond Disruption," on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The firm received a plaque commemorating the recognition. The OESA's mission is to champion the business interests of automotive original equipment (OE) suppliers ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Dallas-based attorney Tory Finley has been selected for inclusion into The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 in Texas. According to The National Black Lawyers, this honor is given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Respondents to Dykema’s 17th annual M&A Outlook Survey believe nothing will break the stride of U.S. M&A dealmakers over the year to come, with most viewing the Biden administration’s legislative agenda as positively impacting activity. A resounding 75 percent of respondents expect the U.S. M&A market will strengthen in the next 12 months, while only 7 percent anticipate it will weaken ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

The San Antonio Business Journal recently recognized J. Patrick (“Pat”) Ryan with one of its 2021 Veterans in Business awards for his leadership in leading Dykema’s pro bono efforts supporting Sound Off, a program assisting veterans and active-duty military personnel with mental healthcare issues through a voice-over-internet online platform. In addition to being profiled by the San Antonio Business Journal, Ryan was honored during a special event on Thursday, November 4, 2021 ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Chicago-based attorney Steven D. Mroczkowski has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm was nationally ranked in 12 practice areas in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, and received a total of 138 metropolitan rankings representing various areas of law. The U.S ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema is proud to announce that Jim Feeney, Bloomfield Hills-based member in the firm’s Litigation Department, was named to the National Law Journal’s 2021 “Litigation Trailblazers” list, as featured in its November/December issue. According to the National Law Journal, the publication shines a light on those who have taken extra measures to contribute to positive outcomes ...

Dykema | November 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, will join 50 other firms in participating in Diversity Lab and ChIPs commitment to take at least one “Do Something Hard” action as part of the 2021 Inclusion Blueprint ...

Dykema | October 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Laura Baucus, director of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group, was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Leader in the Law.” Baucus will be recognized at an awards luncheon on December 2, 2021, at the Detroit Marriott Troy. Michigan Lawyers Weekly will publish a special supplement on December 6, 2021, featuring a profile of each honoree ...

Dykema | October 2021
Illinois, USA

Darek Hayes, a father of three, was released from prison yesterday as a result of a post-conviction plea deal approved by a court in Caddo Parish. Hayes had been serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for possessing a firearm. He was one of approximately 1,500 people serving sentences based on convictions arising from non-unanimous jury verdicts ...

Dykema | October 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Lansing-based Member Ann Fillingham was appointed to serve as President of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL). NABL promotes the integrity of the municipal market through the education of its members in the laws affecting state and municipal bonds ...

Dykema | October 2021
Illinois, USA

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Dallas-based Member Eric White has been appointed to serve as assistant leader of the firm’s corporate finance practice group. In his practice, White counsels clients on business law matters involving mergers and acquisitions, lending, private equity investments, leveraged buy-outs, and subordinated debt investments ...

Dykema | October 2021
Illinois, USA

Sentenced to life without the possibility of parole as an adolescent, Victor Lee Polk has been released from prison today after a decades-long fight for review of his case ...

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