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Mark van der Laan Appointed to Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.'s Board of Directors

May 5, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS - Dykema Gossett PLLC is pleased to announce that Mark van der Laan, a Member in the firm’s Litigation Department, has been appointed to Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.'s Board of Directors. Van der Laan was appointed at the group’s February 9, 2011 meeting, and he assumed the new role in March 2011.

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc. is the state's largest Junior Achievement (JA) region geographically. It has over 1,900 volunteers educating over 53,000 students across 41 counties, and operates on a budget of over $1,000,000. Worldwide, JA is the largest organization dedicated to educating K-12 students about succeeding in a world economy. The organization’s focus is to inspire and prepare young people to thrive through entrepreneurial thinking, work readiness and financial literacy.

At Dykema, van der Laan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, consumer financial services and class action defense. He has a broad commercial and tort litigation practice that includes defense of breach of contract, lender liability claims, fraud, product liability, and consumer protection act claims.