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Dykema Members Participate On Panels At Automotive Conferences In January

Aleksandra Miziolek Panelist at KPMG Automotive Legal & Compliance Share Forum, Richard Goetz To Speak at AIAG Corporate Responsibility Automotive Conference

January 14, 2011

DETROIT — Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that members of the firm's Automotive Industry Group were speakers at national industry conferences in January.

Aleksandra Miziolek, the Director of Dykema's Automotive Industry Group was part of a panel discussing "Acquisition Waves in the Automotive Industry" at KPMG's Automotive Legal & Compliance Share Forum. The event covered timely and relevant topics for those involved in the legal or compliance function in the Automotive industry and was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit on Tuesday, January 11.

Miziolek's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions involving public and privately held companies. She has extensive experience representing companies in automotive, transportation and infrastructure related industries and also counsels public companies and their boards of directors in the areas of corporate governance and fiduciary duties, including representation of special committees of the board in the review of strategic alternatives.

In addition, Dick Goetz, the leader of Dykema's International Practice Group will be part of a panel discussing "Corporate Responsibility for HR/Compliance: Ethics and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" as part of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Automotive Conference: The Road to Corporate Responsibility. The conference will cover the core aspects of corporate responsibility, risk mitigation and compliance for the automotive industry and will be held at the Management Education Center in Troy, MI on January 25 and 26.

As leader of Dykema's International Practice Group, Goetz works to meet the evolving legal needs of clients in a global economy whether they are entering the United States from abroad or pursuing opportunities outside the U.S. His experience and judgment derived from over 35 years of international practice are sought by clients engaged in a broad range of investment, compliance, trade and commercial matters.

Goetz joined Dykema following a 32 year career with Ford Motor Company where, as Associate General Counsel-International, he was responsible for legal matters affecting the company's international operations as well as providing strategic advice and counsel to senior company management.

Dykema has one of the most extensive automotive legal practices in the United States, regularly representing automotive companies headquartered throughout the world. Its Automotive Industry Group counsels Tier 1 and other 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, NHTSA and other federal and state departments and agencies. For more information on Dykema's Automotive Industry Group, please visit: http://www.dykema.com/automotive