Butzel Long attorneys featured at International Conference of the Mexico Automotive Industry in Mexico City

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long's Global Automotive Practice is recognized as the premier legal and business advisory group to automotive suppliers in the world's most important automotive markets. In recognition of their capabilities, Butzel Long attorney Craig M. Stanley, will be a featured speaker, and Marie Alsace Galindo will serve as the moderator for the opening panel during the International Conference of the Mexico Automotive Industry (CIIAM) 2008 in Mexico City. CIIAM is one of the best strategic forums worldwide that communicates and integrates the international automotive supplier chain.

Together with Messe Frankfurt/PAACE Automechanika Mexico – the ultimate trade show for sourcing domestic and international products and suppliers- and CIIAM, the International Automotive Industry Week in Mexico (July 7-11), is Latin America's most important automotive event.

Ms. Galindo will moderate a panel on markets, specifically how will the market for vehicles, parts and aftermarket develop short, medium and long run in North America, Mexico, Asia and Europe.

In addition, Mr. Stanley will be featured during a presentation on the new model, specifically, an assessment of the impact of the new OEM's and suppliers' financial owners. The discussion will focus on the recent changes in the North American collective bargaining agreements the increased rate of mergers & acquisitions and, the rapid development of technology changes in the automotive industry.

About the Butzel Long attorneys

Marie Alsace Galindo is the only licensed-in-Mexico attorney in Michigan certified by the State Bar to advise on Mexican law. Ms. Galindo is based in the firm's Detroit office and serves as the international practice advisor for Mexican and Latin American legal and business issues.

Ms. Galindo has significant experience and professional relationships both in Mexico and in the Mexican business community. She has cultivated strong ties with the leading Mexican business and industry groups, with an emphasis on automotive and manufacturing organizations. Ms. Galindo also has experience in a variety of Mexican legal areas including corporate labor and employment law immigration matters and intellectual property law.

Ms. Galindo's practice hub is in advising companies in structuring investment strategies consulting on business opportunities establishing or expanding operations in Mexico and negotiating and documenting Mexico-related transactions.

Craig M. Stanley is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, practicing management-side labor and employment law, international law, and non-compete and trade secret litigation. He serves on the firm's Strategic Planning and Recruiting Committees and is a member of the firm's Global Automotive Industry and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.

Mr. Stanley represents international and domestic companies in various cross-border matters, labor and employment relations, collective bargaining, union campaigns, NLRB proceedings, arbitrations, employment litigation, and non-competition/trade secret planning and litigation. An important component of his practice is counseling clients on protecting trade secrets/intellectual property, labor dispute prevention and planning, union avoidance, labor policies and relations, effective supervision, neutrality agreements, independent contractors/temporary employees, wage and hour issues, and human resources strategy and compliance.

Mr. Stanley has significant experience counseling Asian, Mexican, and South American manufacturers on establishing and maintaining U.S operations and doing business in the U.S. and has a special focus on the international automotive industry.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan 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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 355-3200.

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