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Dykema Attorney To Speak At SAE World Congress

March 23, 2009


Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Richard G. Goetz, the Leader of its International Practice Group, is scheduled to speak on April 20th in the SAE ATX/C4D Executive Business Theater, which is being presented as part of the SAE World Congress at Cobo Hall in Detroit between April 20-23, 2009.

Mr. Goetz will outline the legal factors influencing the development and future of the global automotive industry and participate in a panel discussion entitled "What Lies Over the Horizon? Industry Thought Leaders Forecast the Global Economic/Policy Climate that Automotive Executives Need to Know." The panel will discuss trends that will have impact in the coming decade, including:

  1. questions addressing the economics behind the move to more eco-friendly vehicles;
  2. emerging local, regulatory and political considerations that may expand into global policies;
  3. whether capital markets will reward those companies that go green;
  4. whether green mobility means something different in emerging markets;
  5. if the promise of alternative-fueled mobility outweighs the realities of local markets;
  6. how smart companies will survive the volatile economy; and
  7. where capital investment should be made for long-term growth.
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.