Dykema Named to BTI Honor Roll For Go-To Intellectual Property Firms; Firm Member Elected To WSG Board Of Directors

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:32

A recently released report – The BTI Intellectual Property Outlook 2015: Changes, Trends and Opportunities in IP and IP Litigation – reveals that in-house counsel from the world’s largest companies and organizations have named Dykema to the BTI Honor Roll for Go-To IP Firms.

BTI interviewed more than 175 general counsel and IP decision makers at top-spending organizations to isolate the best opportunities and law firms by name in IP and IP litigation. This survey is the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry. 

BTI has been doing an in-depth analysis of the legal industry for more than 14 years, identifying emerging trends in the IP sector and highlighting the firms who are at the top of the industry. IP decision makers focus on recognizing the leaders in complex IP litigation, complex patent work, routine IP litigation and routine patent work. 

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Dykema has announced that J. Michael Bernard, a Detroit-based member in Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group and member of the firm’s Executive Board, was recently elected to serve a four-year term on the World Services Group (WSG) Board of Directors at the organization’s 13th Annual Meeting in Hong Kong. 

WSG is a network that brings a full spectrum of leading professional service firms and companies together and offers unique tools and services to facilitate new business opportunities by giving its members immediate access to each other.

Mr. Bernard has been active on WSG’s North American Regional Council since 2011, serving as chair from 2012-2013. Dykema, has been an active member of the WSG network since 2002 participating at all meetings, practice groups, and co-hosting the WSG Annual Meeting in 2011 and the WSG North American Regional Meeting in 2013.

Mr. Bernard, former leader of Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group, primarily focuses his practice on business counseling and general corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, as well as recapitalizations; financing transactions; corporate formation matters; shareholder control and buy-sell arrangements; and corporate governance matters.