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Dykema Appoints Michael Carey and Mark Malven to Lead Its Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team

October 7, 2019

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today the appointment of Michael Carey and Mark Malven to lead the firm’s Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team. Both members of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group, each attorney has several years of automotive practice in different disciplines; Carey as a litigator and Malven as a transactional attorney.

“Dykema’s Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team has long been positioned as one of the nation’s premier legal teams in the automotive industry,” said Dommond Lonnie, Director of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group. “Via each of their practices, Mike and Mark, in particular, have found themselves at the forefront of handling the various emerging legal challenges related to autonomous vehicles and advanced mobility services. Through their leadership, our Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team will continue to serve as industry-leading counsel while offering world-class client service.”

Carey is a trial lawyer with experience in complex commercial litigation and products liability defense. He counsels mobility industry clients on proactive risk mitigation strategies relating to Automated Driving Systems (ADS) and other advanced automotive safety technologies. In addition, Carey has taken numerous automotive industry cases to successful verdict in state and federal courts across the country. He has also defended and prosecuted appeals before the Minnesota Appellate Courts and in the Eighth and Ninth Circuits.

Carey earned a J.D., cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. from St. John’s University. He is frequently called upon to publish and present on legal issues and advances in mobility.

Malven, who also leads Dykema’s Technology and Outsourcing Transaction practice, has more than 25 years of experience representing both customers and technology vendors in technology transactions. He has handled more than 2,000 technology transactions involving a wide array of matters, including outsourcing, licensing, cloud services, development, consulting, distribution, sponsored university research, manufacturing, value-added reseller, acquisition, and joint venture relationships. Malven uses his technology transactions and automotive industry experience to serve leading providers of autonomous vehicle and advanced mobility technologies in some of their most mission-critical transactions. Malven’s experience also includes serving as a primary negotiator for some of the largest outsourcing transactions of their kind ever undertaken, which have involved billions of dollars in services.

Also a licensed patent attorney, Malven earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Before attending law school, he was a crash safety engineer at Chrysler Motors. He is the lead author of the best-selling treatise Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements published by Practising Law Institute.