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January, 2019 - Detroit, Michigan

 

 

Dykema Elects Nine New Members

 

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Executive Board elected nine new members to the firm effective January 1, 2019.

John C. Dulske – Government Policy & Practice, San Antonio
Dulske’s practice focuses primarily on representing federal and state government contractors with a concentration on procurement litigation, contract administration, claims litigation, and bid protest work. He has experience in both State and Federal Courts and also litigates before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C.

Brandon E. Durrett – Corporate Finance, San Antonio
Durrett is a Board Certified oil and gas attorney in Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group. He maintains a diverse upstream industry practice focused on identifying and solving problems his clients encounter in the exploration, development, operation, production, sale, and leveraging of oil and gas properties.

Abirami (Abi) Gnanadesigan – Business Litigation, Los Angeles
Gnanadesigan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. She represents individuals, corporations, financial institutions, employers, and court-appointed receivers in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal court, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. She has extensive experience handling state and nationwide class action lawsuits on a variety of issues, including wage and hour claims, California's Unfair Competition Law, and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Kristina H. Kaluza – Business Litigation, Minneapolis
Kaluza represents companies and individuals in state and federal courts and focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, employment law, and financial services litigation. Her commercial and business litigation experience includes contract claims, fraud claims, negligence claims, and products-liability claims. In the area of financial services, Kaluza represents lenders and mortgage servicers in a broad range of disputes arising under state and federal law, including contested foreclosures, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims, and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims.

Adam R. Nunnallee – Financial Services Litigation, Dallas
Nunnallee utilizes his diverse experience as a former federal law clerk by representing financial services and related business, both nationally and throughout the state of Texas, at the trial and appellate level. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, he also advises and represents businesses regarding state and federal reporting and compliance matters.

Jason M. Ross – Commercial Litigation, Dallas
Ross focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an emphasis on white-collar criminal defense and securities law. He guides clients throughout various stages of government action, including whistleblower complaints, initial government investigations, negotiations for immunity, grand jury proceedings, indictments and trials. Ross also counsels clients in proceedings brought by agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor and the Federal Trade Commission.

Mark A. Silverman – Business Litigation, Chicago
Silverman’s practice covers a wide range of complex commercial financial services litigation, lender liability defense, banking, fraudulent conveyance and general fraud litigation, class action litigation, contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, commercial real estate transactions, post-judgment collections proceedings, and general business disputes. He regularly advises creditors such as banks, CMBS special servicers, landlords, and alternative lenders on a wide range of workout, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy issues, including negotiating forbearance agreements, handling asset-based and non-asset-based loan workouts, negotiating loan sales, liquidating collateral, and facilitating settlement negotiations. Silverman also regularly advises clients on litigation risk and bankruptcy implications of ABL, C&I and CRE loan transactions. He has experience helping Financial Technology (FinTech) companies navigate complex litigation relating to a broad range of issues.

Jarrod T. Smith – Public Finance, Lansing
Smith is a public finance attorney who has helped structure some of the most complex public finance transactions in Michigan over the past several years—including the $3 billion Unemployment Obligation Assessment Revenue Bonds transaction, as well as a $288+ million bond sale that funded the completion of a much needed county criminal justice complex, each of which were recognized as “Deals of the Year” by The Bond Buyer. Prior to joining Dykema, he was an Assistant Attorney General with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office for more than 12 years.

Dawn N. Williams – Financial Services Litigation, Grand Rapids
Williams’ practice focuses on financial services litigation and bank regulatory compliance, in which she represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. She represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including claims relating to loan origination, foreclosure, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as other related consumer finance claims.


 

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