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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...

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Approves Sale of Henry Ford Village to Sage Healthcare Partners Affiliate
Dykema, May 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Henry Ford Village ("HFV," "the community") today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Michigan has approved the sale of substantially all of HFV's assets to HFV OPCO, LLC, an affiliate of Sage Healthcare Partners ("Sage"), for $76.3 million, subject to entry of final agreed orders...

Chambers USA Ranks Dykema as a Top-5 Firm Nationally for Automotive Product Liability and in 12 Total Practice Areas in 2021 Edition
Dykema, May 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that it received 25 individual attorney rankings and 12 practice area rankings in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide...

Steven Mroczkowski Appointed Chair of ISBA Construction Law Section Council
Dykema, May 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Chicago-based attorney Steven Mroczkowski has been appointed to serve as chairperson of the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) statewide Construction Law Section Council by the ISBA president-elect. His term will run for the 2021-22 Bar Association year...

Dykema Adds Government Policy Advisor Andrea M. Cascarilla to Its Lansing Office
Dykema, May 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Andrea M. Cascarilla to its Government Policy & Practice Group as a government policy advisor in the firm’s Lansing office. Cascarilla, who was included on the Crain’s Detroit Business 2020 “50 Names to Know in Lobbying” guide, joins Dykema from Acuitas LLC, where she was the Senior Legislative Director...

Ashley R. Fickel Chosen to Lead Dykema’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Los Angeles-based Member Ashley R. Fickel has been appointed to serve as Leader of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. In his practice, Fickel represents financial institutions, manufacturers, and a diverse group of businesses and individuals in complex legal disputes...

Dykema Adds Health Care Antitrust Attorney James M. Burns to Its Washington, D.C., Office
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of James M. Burns to its Business Litigation Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Burns joins Dykema after practicing at Akerman LLP’s Washington, D.C., office...

Dykema Appoints Elisa Lintemuth to Serve as Office Managing Member in Grand Rapids
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Elisa Lintemuth, a member in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, has been appointed to serve as Managing Member of the firm’s Grand Rapids office...

Baucus, Brown and Schostak Selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as 2021 Notable Women in Law
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Laura Baucus, Lisa Brown and Alexis Schostak were recognized on the Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Law list. Each is profiled in a special section of Crain’s Detroit Business published on April 19, 2021...

Dykema Expands Its Corporate Investigations and Enforcement Practice With The Addition of Becky S. James
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Becky S. James to its Business Litigation Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Austin office. She’ll also maintain an active practice out of Dykema’s Los Angeles office. James joins Dykema after founding the boutique firm, James & Associates...

Dykema Selects Jarrod T. Smith to Lead Its Public Finance Practice Group
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Lansing-based Member Jarrod Smith has been selected as Leader of the firm’s Public Finance Practice Group. Smith has more than 16 years of experience in public finance...

W. Alan Wilk Appointed Leader of Dykema’s Government Policy & Practice Group
Dykema, April 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Lansing-based Member W. Alan Wilk has been appointed as Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Government Policy & Practice Group. Wilk steps into this leadership position already serving as Leader of Dykema’s Political Compliance Team and Co-Leader of the firm’s Public Retirement Team...

Alexis Schostak Recognized as “All Star Advisor of the Year” by ACG Detroit
Dykema, March 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema is proud to announce that Alexis Schostak, Bloomfield-Hills based member and Assistant Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice Group, was recently honored as “All Star Advisor of the Year” by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit for its 6th Annual M&A All Star Awards. ACG Detroit hopes to host an in-person award celebration sometime later this year...

Seven Dykema Attorneys Named as 2021 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
Dykema, March 2021
Texas, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that seven of its Texas-based attorneys have been named 2021 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Alison Ashmore was recognized on the “Up-and-Coming 100: 2021 Texas Rising Stars List," as well as the “Up-and-Coming 50: 2021 Women Texas Rising Stars List...

Peter Kellett Selected for Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Dykema, March 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Peter Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman Emeritus, was selected as an inductee to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. As a member of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, Kellett will be recognized on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, during a virtual recognition program to honor inductees. In addition, a special Hall of Fame supplement will be published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly on April 19, 2021...

Jane E. Bockus Inducted Into The American College of Trial Lawyers
Dykema, March 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jane E. Bockus, San Antonio-based member in the firm’s Litigation Department, was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers during an online Induction Ceremony for the College’s 2021 Spring Meeting. The American College of Trial Lawyers is one of the premier legal associations in North America...

James S. Azadian Chosen to Co-Lead Dykema’s Nationwide Appellate and Complex Motion Practice
Dykema, March 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Member James (Jimmy) Azadian has been appointed to co-lead the firm’s national Appellate Appellate and Complex Motion Practice. Azadian joins Jill Wheaton as co-leader of the group. Azadian is one of the most prominent appellate lawyers in the country...

Dykema Appoints Jason T. Hanselman As Managing Member of Its Lansing Office
Dykema, March 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jason T. Hanselman has been appointed to serve as Managing Member of the firm’s Lansing office. In his practice, Hanselman, a Lansing native, advises clients in highly-regulated fields, such as energy, elections, education, and health care...

Chris Kratovil Named Dykema’s National Recruiting Partner
Dykema, February 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Christopher D. Kratovil has been appointed as the firm’s National Recruiting Partner. Kratovil, who has served as Managing Member of Dykema’s Dallas office for the past five years, has a proven track record of finding talented attorneys who thrive in Dykema’s highly collaborative culture...

Laura C. Baucus Named Director of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group
Dykema, February 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Laura C. Baucus has been named Director of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group. Based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Baucus joined Dykema more than two decades ago and has worked extensively with automotive companies throughout her career. Baucus has a hybrid business and litigation practice...

Dykema Hires Ed Empamano as Chief Information Officer
Dykema, February 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm has hired Ed Empamano as its Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Dykema, Empamano served for more than five years as Director of Customer Experience, Information Technology for Perkins Coie...

World Trademark Review 1000 2021 Ranks Dykema and IP Attorneys Fingerhut, Fraser and Gentner
Dykema, February 2021
D.C., United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm and Washington, D.C.-based attorneys Eric Fingerhut, Jennifer Fraser and Marsha Gentner, all from the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group, were each ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000 2021) in the United States: DC Metro Area category...

DSO M&A Transactions Super-Charge Dykema’s Busy Fourth Quarter
Dykema, February 2021
Michigan, United States of America

The fourth quarter of 2020 was an extremely busy one for Dykema’s M&A our practice. All told, we closed 66 transactions, including 49 in the Dental Service Organization (DSO) space alone...

15 Dykema Attorneys Listed as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Dykema, January 2021
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that a total of 12 attorneys from the firm’s Chicago office, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, three of the firm’s Illinois-based attorneys were also named to the 2021 Illinois Rising Stars list as well...

 

 


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