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Jason Hanselman Appointed to Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission

Named by Gov. Snyder to Four-Year Term; Will Help Oversee Professional Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts Events

June 17, 2013

Dykema announces that Jason T. Hanselman, Lansing-based member in the Firm’s Government Policy and Practice group, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to a four-year term on the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission. This 11-member commission regulates all professional boxing and mixed martial arts events in the state.

Hanselman, who focuses his practice on government policy, administrative and regulatory law, advises clients in highly-regulated industries such as casino gaming, representing casino developers, owners, suppliers, and other licensees before state and federal regulatory agencies. His experience includes legislative as well as transactional work.

With this appointment—which is subject to the advice and consent of the State of Michigan Senate—Hanselman will represent the general public in all commission deliberations. Hanselman has extensive experience in government service: prior to joining Dykema in 2000, he worked at the Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office, the United States Internal Revenue Service, and in the Michigan House of Representatives.