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Brendan Cahill Named Director of Dykema's Automotive Industry Group

January 16, 2014

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Brendan J. Cahill has been named Director of the Firm's Automotive Industry Group.

Based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Cahill joined Dykema more than two decades ago and has worked extensively with automotive companies throughout his career. He focuses his practice on business planning, acquisition and financing transactions, with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions involving both public and private companies.

“Brendan’s highly specialized automotive expertise and finely cultivated client relationships make him an excellent fit as director of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group,” said Peter Kellett, Chairman and CEO of Dykema. “He will grow Dykema’s legacy as one of the dominant automotive legal practices in the country with a global clientele.”

In his automotive practice, Cahill has represented U.S.- and non-U.S.-based automotive-related companies and private equity investors in a wide variety of assignments which have involved every practice group in the firm — including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, capital raising, customer and supplier relationships, and restructurings.

“I eagerly look forward to assuming this leadership position, and in doing so, supporting and upholding the successful work of the Automotive Industry Group on behalf of clients worldwide,” Cahill said.  “We have established ourselves as the premiere legal counsel to global automotive suppliers and OEMs, and I plan to lead the charge in continuing our excellent track record of client service.”

Prior to joining Dykema, Cahill worked in the financial derivative products trading industry. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Cahill succeeds Aleks Miziolek, who leaves Dykema on Jan. 31 to become vice president, general counsel and secretary of Cooper-Standard Holdings, Inc., a major supplier to the automotive industry.

About the Automotive Industry Group

With more than 75 years of experience representing companies in the automotive industry, Dykema has one of the most extensive automotive legal practices in the U.S. Dykema lawyers regularly represent automotive companies headquartered throughout the world. The attorneys counsel 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. For more information on Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group, please visit http://www.dykema.com/services-industries-automotive-industry-group.html