Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski appointed to Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Emerging Technology


ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Long attorney, shareholder and leader of the firm’s Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicle Specialty team, has been appointed to the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Standing Committee on Emerging Technology Law. Her term runs through April 14, 2024.

The Transportation Research Board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. Members of the National Academies' technical committees serve as individuals, not as representatives of the organizations by which they are employed or of which they may be members. Through their appointment, members agree to actively participate in and support the committee's activities. The Standing Committee on Emerging Technology Law seeks to investigate and provide a forum for the discussion of legal and public policy issues arising from the identification, development, and application of emerging technology to transportation systems. The Committee’s work includes addressing legal issues associated with the creation of appropriate public institutions, legal authority, procurement, contracting for innovation, data rights, public access to information, liability and risk allocation, public/private partnering, and related concerns. 

Dukarski focuses her practice at the intersection of technology and communications with an emphasis on emerging and disruptive issues: digital media and content, cybersecurity and privacy, infotainment and shared mobility, and connected and autonomous cars. She assists clients on compliance with various industry regulations, functional safety requirements, and voluntary technical standards. She has become a national leader in legal issues facing emerging automotive technology.

A self-titled “recovering engineer,” Dukarski was named one of the 30 Women Defining the Future of Technology in January 2020 by Warner Communications for her innovative thoughts and contributions to the tech industry.

Dukarski is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010). She’s also a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1996).

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