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Dykema Adds Government Relations Professional, Scott Selinger

Hire Bolsters Firm’s Government Policy Practice Group in Illinois

October 5, 2012

CHICAGO—Dykema today announces that Scott L. Selinger has joined the firm as a Government Policy Advisor.

Selinger’s practice is built on an extensive career in government relations and public service. Prior to joining Dykema, Selinger was the Legislative Director for the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois (TFI), serving as key liaison between the organization and the State’s Department of Revenue, General Assembly and Executive Branch on state and local taxation issues, with a focus on corporate taxation matters, state business tax incentives and overall state budget policy.

Selinger’s predecessor experience includes legislative liaison work for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, focusing on professional licensure and regulatory issues. In that time, he helped the agency centralize the regulation of nearly one million financial, insurance and professional licensure industries in Illinois.

Prior to that, Selinger served as Director, Government Relations for the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). Serving as the association’s key liaison with the members of the state’s 95th and 96th General Assemblies, he developed, advocated and implemented the IBA’s legislative agenda, and fostered constructive working relationships with key members of banking, judiciary and business committees and subcommittees.

Selinger also has extensive experience in political organizing efforts in such realms as field operations, media relations and voter outreach initiatives. He is also an accomplished campaign manager, having directed successful re-election victories for two state representatives as well as helping current Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan secure a primary win in 2002.

Leonard C. Wolfe, who directs Dykema’s Regulated Industries Department and leads the firm’s Government Policy Practice, says, “Scott’s arrival adds depth and experience to our strong and growing government policy practice. His proven skills in helping shape legislation and influence the governmental and regulatory strategies that impact business objectives bring great value to our clients and to us.”

A resident of Springfield, Illinois, Selinger received a B.B.A. from Regis University. He is active in a variety of Illinois civic and community organizations.