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Laura C. Baucus

Laura C. Baucus

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

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Profile

Ms. Baucus is Dykema's Financial Services Litigation Practice Group Leader and the immediate past Office Managing Member of the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills’ office. She is a member of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group and the Leader of a Firm Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) team. She represents automakers and major suppliers in high-stakes commercial litigation with an emphasis on supplier contract disputes, troubled supplier litigation and warranty and cost recovery litigation. She also advises and represents banks and servicers in nationwide litigation involving mortgage loan servicing, credit card and mortgage products, escrow and insurance proceeds and note and collateral enforcement. Her contract practice focuses on negotiating and drafting supply contracts, service provider agreements and other commercial contracts for automotive companies.

Ms. Baucus has substantial experience in leading document, information and liability investigations. She also has worked extensively with corporate counsel to develop and implement internal investigation strategies. 

Ms. Baucus has extensive experience in legal project management, including:

  • Leader of legal project management team on a multi-million dollar litigation portfolio
  • Managing hundreds of multi-state financial lawsuits for national banks and servicers, including managing a team of 40 Dykema attorneys

Ms. Baucus frequently develops and presents seminars and continuing legal education (CLE) programs for legal and business clients on topics including contracting processes and risks, terminating distributorship risks, purchase order terms and conditions and battle of the forms, force majeure risks in the automotive industry, CFPB topics, Regulation X, legal risks related to digital mortgages and other federal statutes impacting bank and servicing risks.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 2000

Education

Wayne State University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
Catholic University of America, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association Membership Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Articles

What's Past is Prologue: Applying Lessons from the Financial Crisis to the Future of eMortgage and eNote Litigation
Dykema, November 2018

In the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, courts across the United States were inundated with litigation challenging the legitimacy of mortgages, notes, and the records purporting the transfer or assign them...

Additional Articles

  • 2004 - Laches, Oakland County Bar Association Featured Lawyer of the Month
  • 2003 - Midwest Real Estate News v.19 no.2 "The Dirty Truth: A Number of Builders, Developers, Building Owners and Landlords Are Not Aware of the Damage of Toxic Mold in Buildings, But Insurance Companies Are"
  • 2000 - 46 Wayne L. Rev. 289 "How Long Should Bad Attorneys have to Wait? The Immediate Appeal of Sanctions under the Collateral Order Doctrine"

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