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Dykema Attorney To Be Honored At Annual Meeting Of National Association Of Women Lawyers

July 8, 2010


Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Janet A. Stiven has been chosen to receive the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award at the 2010 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon of the National Association of Women Lawyers being held July 21 and 22 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), founded over 100 years ago, is the leading voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women’s legal rights. NAWL has thousands of members in all 50 states working in law firms, corporate legal departments, government, military, academia, nonprofits, as well as law students.

Janet is a member of Dykema’s Business Services Group. She regularly represents manufacturing, distribution, technology, and service companies in outside general counsel activities and strategic technology transactions. She works with companies at every phase of their growth cycle, including formation and financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances (domestic and international), technology transfer; structuring and negotiating licenses, research and development collaborations, trademark and brand management, and protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and trade secrets. Her effectiveness as a business counselor was recognized by her 2009 selection as an Illinois Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network, based on a statewide survey of her professional peers.

Janet provides leadership both within and outside the firm where she actively works to advance the firm’s diversity goals. She is a past co-leader of Dykema’s Commercial Finance team. Janet is a leader of Dykema’s Women’s Business Initiative, an ongoing effort to expand networking opportunities for women lawyers and government professionals with business and government executives. Janet serves as the chairperson of a local nonprofit board. She is also currently the Co-Chair of NAWL’s Membership Committee and has been active with the committee for several years. Since 2006 Janet has also served on the Planning Committee for NAWL’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon..

Janet can be reached at 312.627.2153 or