Sandra M. Cotter Named Director of Dykema's Regulated Industries Department

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 17:18

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Sandra M. Cotter has been named director of the firm's Regulated Industries Department, effective January 2015. Ms. Cotter will be taking over for Leonard Wolfe, who is joining the firm’s Executive Board. Ms. Cotter will also assume Wolfe’s role as leader of Dykema’s Government Policy and Practice group.

Ms. Cotter, who joined Dykema in 1989, based in the firm’s Lansing office, has substantial experience in handling legislative and regulatory matters, principally in the areas of liquor control, insurance, elections, and campaign finance. She is in frequent contact with Michigan's executive office, state legislators and various agencies, including the Department of Insurance and Financial Services and the Liquor Control Commission. She has been involved in drafting complex legislation and administrative rules on a variety of matters including insurance, liquor control, economic development, gaming, and environmental regulation.

Ms. Cotter has received a number of gubernatorial appointments, including service on the Michigan Natural Resource Management and Environmental Code Commission, the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control, the Site Review Board, and most recently, Governor Snyder's Occupational Licensing Advisory Rules Committee. The recommendations of that committee have been implemented through legislation and rules in 2012 and 2013. She has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® each of the last three years, as well as being named a Michigan Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network in 2014.