Attorney Daniel P. Malone returns to Butzel Long law firm as Director of Korean Client Relations and Vice Chair of Asia Practice

Thursday, October 6, 2011


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Attorney Daniel P. Malone has rejoined Butzel Long law firm and is based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.  Mr. Malone is Of Counsel and is the firm’s Director of Korean Client Relations and Vice Chair of Butzel Long’s Asia Practice.  Previously, Mr. Malone was Director of Asian Client Initiatives at Dykema.

“Dan is an exceptional attorney with a depth and breadth of experience advising and counseling global clients,” said Justin G. Klimko, President, Butzel Long.  ”Dan is a wonderful addition to our team of attorneys.”

Mr. Malone has traveled widely in Asia and represents companies from Korea and other Asian nations in international business matters.  He assists foreign companies with doing business in the United States.

He has extensive automotive and product safety litigation experience.  In addition to handling such cases throughout most of his career, he has served on both national and regional coordinating teams where he helped strategize, coordinate, and lead various companies’ overall defense efforts.  Mr. Malone also counsels foreign and domestic automotive suppliers on federal compliance matters, such as recalls and matters that pertain to various Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.  He is a key communicator and frequent author in support of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), a working party of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that strives to create harmonized safety and environmental regulations for vehicle design.

Mr. Malone is a frequent speaker at international and automotive conferences, such as the Management Briefing Seminars hosted by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).  He also has spoken numerous times for, among others, the Korean International Trade Association, the Korea Economic Institute, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He has authored numerous articles and contributed to books on the global automotive industry, civil procedure, and attorney-client privilege that have been published by Industry Week, Alternative Energy, Location Magazine, Automotive News,, the Michigan Bar Journal, SAE International, the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

Mr. Malone has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Detroit College of Law and Wayne State University School of Law, and he was a Faculty Member at both the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).  He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

In 2006, Mr. Malone received the State Bar of Michigan’s Champion of Justice Award, which is given to a select few who demonstrate integrity and adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession. The Michigan Bar Journal named Mr. Malone a Citizen Lawyer in 1992, and he was named “Forty Under 40” to watch for by Crain’s Detroit Business that same year.  He is the 1995 recipient of the Elaine R. (“Boots”) Fisher Award from the Federal Bar Association, which recognized his exemplary community, public, and charitable service.  Mr. Malone then served as President of the Federal Bar Association in 1997.  He has served on the State Bar of Michigan’s Pro Bono Initiative Committee, is a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, and was a Master of the Bench at the American Inns of Court.  Since 2006, Mr. Malone has been listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer, and he is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America for business litigation and personal injury litigation.

In 1999, Mr. Malone was presented with the Bridgebuilder Award, a lifetime achievement award presented by the Generation of Promise Program,, an organization that he co-founded in 1987 and continues to sustain the program, which provides a unique, year-long experience for high school juniors who have demonstrated leadership potential and gives them exposure to students of different backgrounds throughout metropolitan Detroit.  He was named to the Honor Roll by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Hills Task Force on Race Relations in 2000.  In 2001, Mr. Malone received the “Living the Mission” award from Focus: HOPE, an organization dedicated to intelligent and practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness.  He also was selected as Alumnus of the Year by the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 2007.  Mr. Malone has held leadership roles with Holy Cross Children’s Services, the United Way Childhood Care and Education Allocation Panel, Leadership Detroit Alumni Association, and Leadership Oakland. He has served as a legal advisor to the Hmong Community of Metro-Detroit.

Mr. Malone is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B.) (1975) and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D.) (1978). While in law school, he was the Executive Editor of the school’s law review.

Mr. Malone is admitted to practice in Michigan, the U.S. District Courts within Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

About Butzel Long
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