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Laura C. Baucus

Laura C. Baucus



  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Commercial

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WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

Michigan, U.S.A.


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


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

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Business & Commercial | Consumer Financial Services | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigation – Commercial | Financial Services Litigation – Consumer | Franchise Services | Litigation

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

Is Your Contract Virus-Proof?
Dykema, March 2020

Dykema is closely monitoring the potential threat of legal fallouts in the wake of supply chain disruption caused by the novel Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). In the last month, companies reliant on the global supply chain have been faced with part shortages and overall supply chain disruption. Production facility shutdowns as well as halted transportation, primarily in China, are the main causes of these issues...

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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