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The Conference Board Appoints Leader Of Dykema’s International Practice Group As Council Program Director

March 30, 2009


Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Richard G. Goetz, Leader of the firm’s International Practice Group and a founding member of The Conference Board’s Council of Senior International Attorneys, has been appointed Program Director for the Council commencing April 1, 2009.

The Conference Board’s Council of Senior International Attorneys is a by invitation only group of senior attorneys from global companies who have responsibility for the supervision of their companies’ international legal staffs. The primary purpose of the Council is to provide a forum to discuss legal issues that arise as companies conduct business globally and develop a peer network for senior international attorneys to share their experiences informally and off-the-record.

For over 90 years The Conference Board has created and disseminated knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board operates as a global independent membership organization working in the public interest. It publishes information and analysis, makes economics-based forecasts and assesses trends, and facilitates learning by creating dynamic communities of interest that bring together senior executives from around the world.

Mr. Goetz has over 35 years experience providing counsel on international legal matters to automotive clients including serving as Associate General Counsel – International for a major vehicle manufacturer. At Dykema, Mr. Goetz counsels clients engaged in a broad range of inbound and outbound and other international investment, distribution and sourcing activities. He also provides counsel on joint ventures and other complex business relationships, corporate, merger and acquisition, finance and international compliance matters. His knowledge of global business and investment issues, coupled with first-hand experience in dealing with the legal matters confronting companies doing business around the world, including Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Russia, provides clients with a distinct advantage when establishing a new operation or production facility abroad or when companies from abroad seek to enter the U.S. market.