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Rick Smith Joins Dykema In Los Angeles

April 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Dykema, one of the top 150 national law firms as named by American Lawyer, is pleased to announce that Rick Smith has joined its Financial Industry Group as a Senior Attorney in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Smith is an accomplished practitioner with extensive experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, risk management counsel, antitrust matters and labor employment issues. Mr. Smith has a rich and diverse background working with clients in the entertainment, publishing and new media industries on such matters as talent employment, trademark licensing, copyright infringement and state and federal wage-and-hour compliance.

Mr. Smith was admitted to the California State Bar in 2004, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (8th District) in 2005 and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (9th District) in 2008. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, where he served as Note and Comment Editor for the school's Entertainment Law Review and earned Dean's List honors each year.