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Leonard C. Wolfe Commences Term as Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

January 1, 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Len Wolfe has commenced his three-year term as chairman and chief executive officer of the firm. Wolfe succeeds Peter M. Kellett, who has served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2012.

During his term, Wolfe pledges continued emphasis on Dykema’s dedication to providing clients with exceptional service through our practice groups, industry groups and client service teams—including fostering an environment that encourages our professionals to assess and develop new and innovative solutions for clients managing through the disruptions caused by COVID-19. He will continue the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and working collaboratively to maintain Dykema’s robust culture and collegial work environment.

For more than 25 years, Wolfe has practiced government policy and regulatory law, helping clients implement significant public policy initiatives. He first joined Dykema as a summer associate before quickly ascending into leadership roles within the firm. For the last six years, Wolfe has served as a twice-elected member of Dykema’s Executive Board, acting as board Liaison to the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the past four years.

Prior to his board membership, Wolfe was Director of Dykema’s Regulated Industries Department and Leader of the firm’s Government Policy and Practice Group for nine years. His various leadership positions provided Wolfe with extensive knowledge of Dykema’s business operations and the complex process of running the daily operations of a multi-office law firm with a national footprint.

Wolfe’s practice focused on multiple specialties, including education, gaming, state procurement, licensing matters and government restructuring. He has represented several business groups and trade associations specializing in assisting these organizations in the drafting, passage and implementation of significant legislative initiatives. He is known nationally for his work with charter schools and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® each year since 2007—including being named “Lawyer of the Year” in Lansing for Gaming Law in 2019.

Wolfe earned a J.D. from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and a B.A. from the James Madison College at Michigan State University. Before joining Dykema, he worked in the Michigan Legislature, United States Senate and the Michigan Governor’s office.