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Dykema Attorney Speaks At Intelligent Vehicle Technology Detroit Summit

March 19, 2009

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Paul M. Laurenza, a member of the firm’s Government Policy practice group and its Automotive Industry Team, is scheduled to speak at the First Annual International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle April 16-17, at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The summit is presented by the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) in conjunction with SAE International. Mr. Laurenza, who practices in Dykema’s Washington, D.C. office, will address regulatory and non-regulatory issues surrounding deployment of intelligent vehicle technologies. His presentation is set for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16.

CVTA is a nonprofit business league established to facilitate the interaction and advance the interests of entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. SAE International is comprised of more than 120,000 engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries forming a network of members sharing information and ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

Mr. Laurenza represents motor vehicle manufacturers, original and aftermarket equipment suppliers, and consumer product manufacturers and distributors on a broad range of safety and related issues. He has written and lectured extensively on motor vehicle and consumer product safety issues.

A resident of Northern Virginia, Mr. Laurenza holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Brown University, and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Law Quarterly. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Sections on Litigation and Administrative Law, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, and the National Association of Manufacturers’ CPSC Coalition.