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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
Michigan, United States of America

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...

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

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...

Fingerhut and Fraser Each Selected for International Trademark Association Committees
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Mark Silverman Selected as One of 10 From Chicago and Midwest Region to Receive a 2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Award
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Dykema, Farmers Insurance, and The Promise of Justice Initiative Team Up to Help Free Person Who Served 26 Years of Unconstitutional Life Sentence
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Dykema Wins Class Action Dismissal in Puerto Rico
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 Guides One of the Nation’s Largest Senior Continuing Care Retirement Communities Through Complicated Bankruptcy Case and Successful Plan of Liquidation Confirmation
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Becky James Chosen as a Top White Collar Lawyer in California by The Daily Journal
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Dykema Staff Member Honored as 2021 Unsung Legal Hero in Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Dykema, December 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Cinthia Granados Motley Named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting & Law” List
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Creditors’ Rights Attorney Paulina Garga-Chmiel Joins Dykema’s Chicago Office
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 Recognized by OESA for 20 Years of Membership
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 National Black Lawyers Announces Tory Finley as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Members in Texas
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

COVID-19, Biden Agenda Won’t Slow Record Pace of U.S. M&A
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 Pro Bono Engagement Supports Veterans and Active-Duty Military
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Steven Mroczkowski Named a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 Nationally Ranked in 12 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2022
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Jim Feeney Named to National Law Journal’s “Litigation Trailblazers” List
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 Commits to Diversity Lab and ChIPs 2021 Inclusion Blueprint
Dykema, November 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Laura Baucus Named A “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Dykema Helps Man With Life Sentence Earn Release From Prison After Unconstitutional Conviction
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Ann Fillingham Elected President of National Association of Bond Lawyers
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Eric White Appointed as Assistant Leader of Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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 Wins New Sentencing and Parole for Michigan Juvenile Lifer
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

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...

Daniel Ray Selected for Inaugural Class of San Antonio Notley Fellows
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Daniel Ray, San Antonio-based attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group, was selected for the Inaugural Class of San Antonio Notley Fellows for a two-year program. The Notley Fellowship convenes rising leaders across industries in programming and projects dedicated to social impact...

San Antonio Business Journal to Honor Pat Ryan with 2021 Veterans in Business Award for Pro Bono Work Supporting Veterans and Active-Duty Military
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that J. Patrick (“Pat”) Ryan, a member in the firm’s business services department, will receive a 2021 Veterans in Business award from the San Antonio Business Journal...

Dykema Earns Two Legal Marketing Association Southwest Your Honor Awards
Dykema, October 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema is proud to announce that the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) has once again recognized the firm’s Business Development and Marketing Department in multiple categories during the LMA Southwest Region’s 2021 Your Honor Awards. Winners were announced during a live virtual presentation...

Dykema’s L.A. Office Included in Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” List
Dykema, September 2021
California, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that its Los Angeles office was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” list. Selected firms from this listing are featured in a special section published on September 27, 2021...

Lance Boldrey Named a “Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer” in Cannabis Law Report For Second Straight Year
Dykema, September 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Lance Boldrey, Lansing-based Leader of the firm’s Cannabis Law practice, was selected for inclusion in the 2nd edition of the “Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers” list from the Cannabis Law Report. This marks the second consecutive year that Boldrey was selected for this list...

Co-Leader of Dykema’s Appellate & Complex Motion Practice James Azadian Appointed to ABA Standing Committee on Amicus Curiae Briefs
Dykema, September 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that James (Jimmy) Azadian, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.-based Co-Leader of the firm’s nationwide Appellate and Complex Motion Practice, has been appointed by the President of the American Bar Association (ABA) to serve on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Amicus Curiae Briefs...

Danielle Rushing Honored With American Bar Association 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award
Dykema, September 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Danielle Rushing, San Antonio-based attorney in the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice, was selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section Business Bankruptcy Committee’s (“BBC”) for the inaugural class of 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award...

Mark Silverman Selected for Inaugural Listing of Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Rising Stars in Law”
Dykema, September 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Mark Silverman, Chicago-based Member and Co-Leader of the firm’s Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Special Servicer Group, was selected by Crain’s Chicago Business for the inaugural edition of its “Notable Rising Stars in Law” list. Crain’s Chicago Business subscribers can see Silverman’s individual profile by clicking here...

L.A. Times Names Jeff Huron a “Legal Visionary” in its Business of Law Publication
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Jeff Huron, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Los Angeles office, was featured in a list of “Legal Visionaries” from Los Angeles and Orange County in the L.A. Times specialty publication, the Business of Law: Trends, Updates & Visionaries...

James S. Azadian Named a Fellow for the Litigation Counsel of America
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that James (Jimmy) Azadian was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Azadian was selected for the LCA due to his nationally prolific work supporting trial teams as embedded appellate counsel. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers...

Sean C. Griffin Reappointed to Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Board of Directors
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) reappointed Sean C. Griffin to its Board of Directors and promoted him from director to senior director. In addition, Griffin will also serve as the Chair of the Data, Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance Section...

Attorney John W. Fraser Joins Dykema as Michigan Team Leader of the Firm’s Cannabis Group
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of John W. Fraser to its Government Policy & Practice Group in the firm’s Lansing office. Fraser, who will serve as Michigan Team Leader of the firm’s Cannabis Group, establishing and leading the cannabis practice at Grewal Law in Okemos, Mich...

157 Dykema Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 and Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 157 of its attorneys, in multiple practice areas and markets, have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 guide and the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list...

Laura Weingartner Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2021 "Women in the Law" Listing
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Laura Weingartner, Detroit-based Member in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for its 2021 “Women in the Law” list. The 2021 class will be honored at a luncheon at the Detroit Marriott Troy on Thursday, September 9, 2021...

Ryan Borelo Selected for LeadershipSBOT
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that Ryan Borelo, San Antonio-based attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was selected by the State Bar of Texas (SBOT) as one of only 20 attorneys in Texas to be a member of the 2021-22 class of LeadershipSBOT...

44 Dykema Attorneys Named to 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 31 of its attorneys from the firm’s Michigan offices—and from multiple practice areas—were named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 13 of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2021 Michigan Rising Stars list...

Lori McAllister To Be Inducted Into the Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame
Dykema, August 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Lori McAllister, Lansing-based member of the firm’s Executive Board and member in the firm’s Insurance Industry Group, was selected as an inductee to the Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame...

Superior Court of California, Orange County Sides with Kia America in Product Liability Suit
Dykema, July 2021
California, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, successfully defended Kia America in a product liability case in the Superior Court of California, Orange County. On Thursday, July 22, 2021, after a two-month trial, the jury deliberated for just over 60 minutes before returning a 12-0 defense verdict in favor of Kia. Plaintiff sought more than $103M in damages...

Corporate Finance Attorney Catherine S. Bowe Joins Dykema’s Dallas Office
Dykema, July 2021
Texas, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Catherine S. Bowe to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Dallas office. Bowe joins Dykema after practicing with Exall Legal Advisors, PLLC in Dallas for four years. Prior to that, she spent 17 years in-house with Hudson Advisors, LP, most recently as Deputy General Counsel, Managing Director...

Automotive Product Liability Litigator Daniela Gonzales Aldape to Join Dykema’s San Antonio Office
Dykema, July 2021
Texas, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Daniela Gonzales Aldape will join its Product Liability and Class Action Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s San Antonio office. Aldape joins Dykema after practicing with Prichard Young LLP in San Antonio for the past 17 years. Aldape’s start date with Dykema is August 1, 2021...

Dykema Participating in Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Process
Dykema, July 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that it will join more than 160 large law firms from the U.S. and Canada in participating in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process launching July 15, 2021. Dykema is among 48 other new firms, which represents a 90% growth rate for the certification process...

James M. Burns Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Antitrust Section’s Public Education and Outreach Committee
Dykema, June 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jim Burns, Washington, D.C.-based attorney James M. Burns has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Section’s Public Education and Outreach Committee. Burns has an active history of leadership with the ABA Antitrust Law Section...

Dykema Receives 2020 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate from the USPTO
Dykema, June 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema is proud to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the firm a 2020 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate, which recognizes individuals and law firms that assist financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses seeking patents. Dykema is one of only 28 corporations to receive the 2020 certificate...

Legal 500 U.S. 2021 Ranks Dykema Among Nation’s Best in Four Categories
Dykema, June 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm’s Automotive Product Liability Litigation, Automotive Litigation, Gaming & Indian Law, and Cannabis Law practices are ranked by the Legal 500 United States 2021 (The Legal 500). Furthermore, three of Dykema's four recognized practices are ranked as at least one of the top six firms in the nation in their respective categories...

Dykema Guides One of the Nation’s Largest Senior Continuing Care Retirement Communities Through Court Approval of Pending Bankruptcy Sale
Dykema, June 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, serves as counsel and represented Henry Ford Village, Inc. (HFV), one of the nation’s largest independently operated nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), in accomplishing entry of a sale order approving the sale for substantially all of HFV’s assets for $76.3 million...

Products Litigator Janet L. Conigliaro Joins Dykema’s Detroit Office
Dykema, May 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Janet L. Conigliaro to its Products, Class Actions and Professional Liability Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Detroit, office...

 

 


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