Attorney Michael Pardi joins Butzel Long as Of Counsel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Attorney Michael Pardi has joined Butzel Long as Of Counsel. Pardi has 15 years of experience working for Fortune 500 Companies in the areas of Government Procurement, Commercial Transactions, Automotive, Regulatory Matters, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, and Advertising and Consumer Law.

Formerly, Pardi was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Campbell-Ewald Advertising. He held the same role at Ricardo US. He also served on the Ricardo US Board of Directors from 2010 to 2017.

Pardi, practices in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills and Washington, D.C. offices.  He has experience drafting, negotiating and “closing” terms and conditions of agreements with major customers and suppliers. He has been responsible for all areas of Federal Government Procurement and compliance including ITAR, EAR, US Government Security Agreement (SSA), reps and certs, contract vehicles, and CAS compliance.

Moreover, he helps emerging companies navigate the requirements of Federal and State Contracting including small or disadvantaged business classifications. He drafts and negotiates licensing terms for software products and related services, as well as policies and procedures for export controls, management of classified facilities, and data protection. Notably, Pardi also manages large IP portfolios including patents, trademarks, and copyrighted software and negotiates agreements and terms for the protection of valuable intellectual property worldwide. As former in-house counsel with a major advertising and communication firm, Pardi has practical experience dealing with the issues consumer-focused clients face, particularly with regard to advertising and consumer law, entertainment law, privacy issues, and related litigation.

Pardi is a graduate of the University of Toledo, College of Law and the University of Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Section.

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