Butzel Long attorney Jennifer A. Dukarski named Counsel to OESA’s Product Development Council

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney Jennifer A. Dukarski has been named Counsel to the Original Equipment Suppliers Association’s (OESA) Product Development Council. Ms. Dukarski’s responsibilities include participating in council meetings, discussions, and debates and to bring relevant comments and insights, to name a few.

The OESA mission is to advance the business interests of automotive OE suppliers by providing forums to address issues of common concern, serving as a resource for industry information and analysis, promoting the interests of the OE supplier community, and serving as a voice and positive change agent for the industry.

“OESA is an important voice in the OE supplier industry,” said Ms. Dukarski. “It is an honor to serve OESA in this key role.”

Based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, Ms. Dukarski practices in the areas of intellectual property law, concentrating in the automotive manufacturing industry, and media law, concentrating on copyright, terms of use, and the Communications Decency Act.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Dukarski gained automotive manufacturing and design experience as a result of high-level quality management and engineering positions at Johnson Controls, Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems, and Holley Automotive Division.

Ms. Dukarski has worked extensively on successful automotive product launches, managing vendors and Tier One manufacturing facilities. She has experience with field recalls and was a representative to the University of Michigan’s CIREN (Crash Injury Research & Engineering Network) and UMPIRE (University of Michigan Program for Injury Research and Education). Working as a design engineer, she received four Record of Invention Awards for contributions to patents and trade secrets.  She is a Six Sigma Certified Master Black Belt.

Ms. Dukarski also held positions at the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. as a congressional page, and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, as Adjunct Faculty.

Ms. Dukarski serves as Advisory Board Member to the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department and as Arthritis Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation. Her memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association (Intellectual Property, Science and Technology Law, and Litigation Sections) and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.

She is a frequent speaker on intellectual property matters and has written several guest articles.

Ms. Dukarski is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010). Her honors include the Frank Murphy Honor Society Member (2010), Dean’s Honor Society Member (2007-2010), and the Denise Ilitch Scholarship Award (2006-2010). She was an Associate Editor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (2008-2010 and the Executive Director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates (2007-2010) where she won the National Championship at the National Moot Court Invitational Tournament (Houston, 2009) and placing as the National Finalist in the National Animal Advocacy Moot Court Competition (Harvard, 2008).

Ms. Dukarski also is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1996).Her undergraduate honors and activities include: Insignis Scholar, Dean's List (1992-1996), Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Member, Student Service Award (1995), Student of the Year Award (1996), Reverend Huetter Award for Leadership in Athletics (1995), University Student Government President (1994-1996), News Editor of the Varsity Newspaper (1995-1996), and Fencing Team Captain (1992-1996).

About Butzel Long
 
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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