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Dykema Attorney Showcases Firm’s Automotive Experience

August 6, 2010


Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Daniel P. Malone, Director of Asian Client Initiatives, participated as a presenter at the 2010 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminar (MBS) on Tuesday, August 3 in Traverse City, Michigan. The MBS is a preeminent automotive industry event that has taken place for 45 years and has attracted international attention and provided focus on the most complex manufacturing industry in the world.

Mr. Malone presented in the session that explored the opportunities North American suppliers have in the Chinese market. The other speakers for the session included executives from JD Power and Associates, Amherst Partners, LLC, Federal-Mogul Corporation and Key Safety Systems. Mr. Malone specifically addressed why in such a booming market, the China auto market can be daunting for North American manufacturers. He also discussed recent legal developments in China and the potential impact of each. This annual management briefing seminar offered an in-depth view on current issues and trends in the automotive industry to more than 800 automotive leaders.

Mr. Malone is a member of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group. Prior to joining Dykema, he was Director of Korean Client Relations at another major law firm. Having travelled extensively to Asia the past fourteen years, Mr. Malone has considerable cultural intelligence, particularly as it relates to Korea. He has experience in coordinating strategic planning and interacting with numerous individuals within the automotive industry, both domestically and overseas.

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 multi-million-dollar 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.