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Dykema and Ernst & Young Co-Sponsor First West Coast Auto Executive Dinner

February 29, 2012

On February 29, Dykema and Ernst & Young co-sponsored the inaugural West Coast Auto Industry Executive Dinner. The event, held at L’Opera in Long Beach, California, attracted ten senior executives representing seven of the world’s largest automakers and suppliers. Dykema’s Howard Iwrey provided an update on the DOJ’s investigations into unfair trade practices in the auto industry; Ernst & Young’s Michael Kaiser discussed best practices in risk management and internal controls. All in attendance agreed that the evening’s presentations were informative and insightful.

Derek Whitefield notes that the idea for this series of Executive Dinners first emerged at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City last August. Plans for the second in this series of West Coast Auto Executive Dinners are already underway.