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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...

For the Eighth Consecutive Year, Dykema Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
Dykema, January 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The 2021 rankings mark the eighth consecutive perfect rating for the firm...

Dykema Earns Five First Place Awards from The Legal Marketing Association’s 2020 Your Honor Awards Programs
Dykema, January 2021
Michigan, 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 as a first-place winner in five individual categories between the 2020 LMA Midwest and Southwest Region’s Annual Your Honor Awards...

Four Dykema Attorneys Listed as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers
Dykema, January 2021
California, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that four of its Los Angeles-based attorneys were named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine. The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement...

Mark Mansour Joins Dykema’s Washington, D.C., Office
Dykema, January 2021
D.C., United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Mark Mansour to its Regulated Industries Department, Food & Beverage Industry Group, and Health Care Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Mansour, who joins Dykema after practicing at Locke Lord LLP’s Washington, D.C...

Dykema Elects 12 New Members
Dykema, January 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Executive Board elected 12 new members to the firm effective January 1, 2021. Dykema’s new partners, their resident office and practice descriptions are listed below. Sean M. Buckley – Corporate Finance; Dallas Buckley’s practice is focused on advertising, technology, and corporate transactions...

Leonard C. Wolfe Commences Term as Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dykema, January 2021
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Len Wolfe has commenced his three-year term as chairman and chief executive officer of the firm. Wolfe succeeds Peter M. Kellett, who has served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2012...

Dykema’s Growing Bankruptcy Practice Adds Basil A. Umari and Nicholas Zugaro
Dykema, December 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Basil A. Umari and Nicholas Zugaro as senior counsel to the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group in Texas. Both attorneys join Dykema from the boutique law firm they co-founded, Umari Zugaro, PLLC. Additionally, Dykema expects to expand its Bankruptcy Practice Group by adding more talent in the near future...

Dykema Proudly Handling More Jim Crow Juries Project Cases for The Promise of Justice Initiative Than Any Other Pro Bono Partner
Dykema, November 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Starting in January 2020, Dykema, a leading national law firm, became involved with The Promise of Justice Initiative’s (PJI) Jim Crow Juries Project aimed at combatting systemic racism...

Dykema Adds Corporate Finance Attorney Ryan S. Alexander to Its Los Angeles Office
Dykema, November 2020
California, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Ryan S. Alexander to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Alexander joins Dykema from Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. Alexander concentrates his practice on corporate, commercial and technology transactional matters...

Dykema Nationally Ranked in 11 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2021
Dykema, November 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm was nationally ranked in 11 practice areas in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, as well as receiving a total of 130 metropolitan rankings representing various areas of law. The U.S...

Deal-Makers See Better Days Ahead Following Turbulent 2020
Dykema, October 2020
Michigan, United States of America

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and just a year after tempering expectations for deal-making, respondents to Dykema’s 16th Annual M&A Outlook Survey are the most optimistic they have been in the 16-year history of the survey...

Dykema Announces Executive Board Appointments
Dykema, October 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm has selected six members to serve on its Executive Board for a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2021. The firm will benefit from the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of the highly accomplished leaders appointed. Those appointed are listed below with brief bios and descriptions of their practices. Alison R...

Rasul M. Raheem Elected as First-Ever Chair of Wayne State University Black Law Alumni Council
Dykema, October 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Rasul M. Raheem, Detroit-based senior counsel in Dykema’s Financial Services Litigation practice group, has been elected to serve as the first Chair of Wayne State University’s Black Law Alumni Council (BLAC)...

Robin H. Jung Named on NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” List
Dykema, October 2020
California, United States of America

Robin H. Jung, Los Angeles-based member of Dykema’s Financial Services Litigation practice, has been named to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA), “Best Lawyers Under 40” list...

50 Dykema Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Dykema, September 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 32 of its attorneys from the firm’s five Michigan offices—and from multiple practice areas—were named to the 2020 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 18 of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2020 Michigan Rising Stars list...

Four Dykema Attorneys Honored as Crain’s Chicago 2020 “Notable Women in Law”
Dykema, September 2020
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that four of the firm’s Chicago-based attorneys, Elizabeth Darke, Cinthia Motley, Cynde Munzer and Diana Tsai, were recognized on the Crain’s Chicago Business special report, “Notable Women in Law.” The list was published in the September 7 print edition of Crain’s Chicago Business...

Danielle Rushing Selected for LeadershipSBOT
Dykema, August 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Danielle Rushing, San Antonio-based attorney in Dykema’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights 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 2020-21 class of LeadershipSBOT...

149 Dykema Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch"
Dykema, August 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 149 of its attorneys, in multiple practice areas and markets, have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 guide and the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list...

Dykema Elects Leonard C. Wolfe New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dykema, August 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Len Wolfe will become chairman and chief executive officer for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2021. Wolfe succeeds Peter M. Kellett, who has served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2012. Although Wolfe will work from each of Dykema’s 13 offices, he will move his principal office from Lansing, Mich., to Chicago...

Dykema Joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance
Dykema, July 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema is proud to announce that it is a charter member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a coalition of more than 125 law firms working collaboratively to address systemic racism...

Dykema's Cumming, Deveney and Tiplady Recognized in 2020 Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Dykema, July 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Michael G. Cumming, Marie R. Deveney, and Robert P. Tiplady, Ann Arbor-based members of Dykema’s Estate Planning & Administration practice, were recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide (Chambers HNW) in the area Private Wealth Law in the State of Michigan...

Dykema’s Heidi Naasko Wins State Bar of Michigan’s Cummiskey Award for Pro Bono Service
Dykema, June 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Pro Bono Counsel, Heidi Naasko, was selected to receive the State Bar of Michigan’s John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award for 2020. The award is typically presented at the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Michigan...

Jim Feeney Selected for Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame Class of 2020
Dykema, June 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Jim Feeney, Bloomfield Hills-based Member in Dykema’s Litigation Department, was selected to join the Michigan lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. As a member of the Hall of Fame’s class of 2020, Feeney will be honored on October 9, 2020, at the publication’s 2nd annual Hall of Fame luncheon and awards ceremony at the Detroit Marriott Troy...

Legal 500 United States 2020 Ranks Dykema Among Nation’s Best in Two Categories and Recognizes Six Attorneys
Dykema, June 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm’s Automotive Product Liability Litigation and Automotive Litigation practices have been ranked by the Legal 500 United States 2020 (The Legal 500). In addition to the practice rankings, 6 Dykema attorneys received individual recognition, including Terri Reiskin and Derek Whitefield being named “Leading Lawyers...

Steven Mroczkowski Appointed Vice-Chair of ISBA Construction Law Section Council
Dykema, May 2020
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Steven Mroczkowski, Chicago-based Senior Counsel in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group, was appointed by the incoming Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) President to serve as Vice-Chair of the ISBA Construction Law Section Council and as a Member of the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Section Co

Donna McElroy Elected Secretary of San Antonio Bar Association
Dykema, May 2020
Texas, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Donna McElroy, Member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, was elected to serve as Secretary of the San Antonio Bar Association’s Board of Directors for 2020-21...

Dykema Announces Participation in Lawyer Well-Being Week 2020
Dykema, May 2020
Michigan, United States of America

"Dykema continues to expand on its commitment to investing in programs and other resources to promote, support and sustain the general health and well-being of firm attorneys and staff," said Peter Kellett, Chairman and CEO of Dykema...

Chambers USA Ranks Dykema in 11 Practice Areas and Recognizes the Firm With 24 Individual Attorney Rankings for its 2020 Edition
Dykema, April 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that it received 24 individual attorney rankings and 11 of its practice areas have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Dykema was recognized nationally in two areas of Product Liability law, including ranking as one of the top 10 firms in the nation for Consumer Class Actions...

Six Dykema Attorneys Listed as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2020
Dykema, April 2020
D.C., United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that six attorneys from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine...

Dykema Makes Shortlist for Advisen’s Cyber Law Firm of the Year Award
Dykema, April 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that the firm was included on the shortlist of nominees for Advisen’s Cyber Law Firm of the Year Award. The Cyber Law Firm of the Year Award recognizes a law firm that has been unparalleled in its work within the cyber insurance space in 2019...

12 Dykema Attorneys Named as 2020 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
Dykema, March 2020
Texas, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 12 of its Texas-based attorneys have been named 2020 Rising Stars in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. The Rising Stars list is the result of an exhaustive, multi-phase selection process that mirrors the patented methodology used to assemble the Super Lawyers list...

Dykema and Dunnam & Dunnam Team up to Secure IP Bench Trial Win for Neighborly and ProTradeNet in Hotbed Venue for Patent Cases
Dykema, February 2020
Texas, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, and Dunnam & Dunnam, a Waco-based law firm, teamed up to and successfully represented Neighborly Franchising LLC and ProTradeNet LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Waco, which has quickly become a hotbed for IP filings. After a bench trial concluded in late October 2019, Judge Alan D...

Superior Court of Los Angeles Jury Sides With KIA Motors in Product Liability Suit
Dykema, February 2020
California, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, successfully defended Kia Motors America, Kia Motors Corporation, and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (collectively, “KIA”) in a product liability case in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. After a 17-day trial, and after deliberating for just 90 minutes, on February 13, 2020, a jury returned a defense verdict in favor of KIA...

Eric Fingerhut, Jennifer Fraser and Marsha Gentner Ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 2020
Dykema, February 2020
D.C., United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 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 2020) in the United States: DC Metro Area category...

Courtney Kissel Named to Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2020
Dykema, February 2020
Michigan, United States of America

Courtney Kissel, Bloomfield Hills-based member in Dykema’s Government Policy & Practice group, was named to Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. In its ninth year, the program honors young professionals and thought leaders who live or work in Oakland County, Michigan, and have achieved excellence in their profession...

18 Dykema Attorneys Listed as 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Dykema, February 2020
Illinois, United States of America

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that a total of 16 attorneys from the firm’s Chicago office, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2020 Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, two of the firm’s Illinois-based attorneys were also named to the 2020 Illinois Rising Stars list as well...

 

 


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