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Dykema Attorney Speaks At International Summit

August 25, 2010

Washington, D.C.

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Paul Laurenza, a member of its Government Policy and Automotive Industry Groups, will present at the "Second International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle" on Thursday, September 30 in Troy, Michigan. The September 29-30 summit will be hosted by the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation and SAE International. The Summit brings together international senior executives and policy officials from government and industry with responsibility for the development and deployment of connected vehicle systems, products and services.

Presenters from Europe, Asia and North America will provide perspectives from their respective regions. In addition, major corporate business leaders from automotive companies, the technology supplier community, content providers, insurers and communication companies will discuss the business and partnering opportunities in this rapidly evolving environment. Mr. Laurenza's presentation on "Regulation and Deployment" will highlight how existing legislative and regulatory models may provide guidance or insight with respect to development and deployment of connected vehicle technologies. He also spoke at the First International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle in 2009 where he addressed regulatory and non-regulatory liability issues with deployment of connected vehicle technologies.

Paul Laurenza is an attorney in Dykema's Washington, D.C. office who represents automotive and other clients on federal regulatory and related litigation issues, including those before the Department of Transportation, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Mr. Laurenza's technical background, coupled with over three decades of legal experience in regulatory and litigation issues, allows him to deal with a diverse range of legal matters for clients across a number of industries. He has published and spoken extensively on motor vehicle and consumer product safety issues. Mr. Laurenza also serves on the CVTA Board of Directors.

Dykema has one of the most extensive automotive legal practices in the United States, regularly representing automotive companies headquartered throughout the world. Its Automotive Industry Group counsels suppliers and OEMs in corporate finance and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, in a broad array of automobile product liability, commercial and supply chain management litigation, in class action litigation in the most challenging jurisdictions, and before the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal and state departments and agencies.

To learn more about the CTVA Second International Summit, please visit