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Suzanne M. Johnson Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1984

Education

Wayne State University Law School, J. D. cum laude

  • Law Review Editor

Oakland University, B.S., cum laude

  • Honors Program

Suzanne M. Johnson is a senior counsel in the Corporate Finance Practice Group of Dykema. Her practice is focused on automotive, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Johnson’s current practice is dedicated to a large automaker, counseling on commercial transactions and strategic relationships, cloud services and connected vehicle technologies. She also provides legal support for the automaker’s world-wide service arrangements.

Ms. Johnson is a former Dykema associate, having joined the Firm’s Business Law Practice Group after earning her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and federal and state securities law compliance. In private practice she counseled medium and Fortune 500 companies on commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, international privacy laws, ethics and compliance, as well as corporate restructuring, governance and information security. Prior to practicing law, she worked as a surety bond underwriter.

Experience

  • Launched programs for international privacy compliance, whistleblower hotline and related employee training for a Fortune 500 manufacturer
  • Led negotiation of 9-figure, multi-year services for OEM’s international call center operations
  • Led negotiation of key IT and cloud-based services to support connected vehicles for OEM

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law and Information Technology Law Sections

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

Community/Civic Activities

  • Oakland University Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research, Past Member

  • Wayne State University Law Alumni Association, Board Member and Past President

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society Detroit, Bloomfield Conference, Vice President and Member