Catherine M. Karol
Catherine M. Karol is Counsel and practices in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. Ms. Karol concentrates her practice in transactional negotiations, litigation, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and bankruptcy proceedings.
Ms. Karol recently retired from a 38 year career on General Motors Legal Staff, where she advised all levels of management on a wide range of global legal and business issues. Working with internal leadership, peers, subordinates, outside counsel, and other advisers, she developed and implemented strategies for issue resolution and business planning with suppliers, regulators, other OEMs and adversaries.
Working with its divisional and corporate marketing groups, she had primary legal responsibility (including through General Motors bankruptcy proceedings) for GM’s advertising, promotional, and media-buying agency agreements/ relationships, celebrity endorsement agreements, and its SAG/AFTRA relationship. She also had extensive experience negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Ms. Karol is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1978) and the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY (A.B., 1975).
- Notre Dame Law School 1978, J.D.
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