W. Alan Wilk appointed leader of Dykema's Government Policy &?Practice Group

Dykema announced Lansing-based Member W. Alan Wilk has been appointed as Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Government Policy & Practice Group. Wilk steps into this leadership position already serving as Leader of Dykema’s Political Compliance Team and Co-Leader of the firm’s Public Retirement Team.

In his practice, Wilk focuses on election, campaign finance and lobby law compliance matters. He also focuses on public retirement and health care projects, and for the last 25 years has developed vast experience drafting and implementing several innovative retirement programs for large public retirement systems.

Additionally, as a member of the firm’s Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice, Wilk has incorporated hundreds of nonprofit entities, including charities, civic organizations, trade associations, and political groups. He regularly advises these organizations on a wide range of issues, including corporate, tax and regulatory matters. Wilk has coordinated and conducted internal investigations regarding potential civil and criminal activity for nonprofit and education clients.

Wilk has been involved in politics since 1984. Before passing the Michigan Bar, he served as campaign manager, co-campaign manager or campaign volunteer for Gubernatorial, Congressional, State Senate, State Representative and various local races. He has served as counsel for Gubernatorial, Secretary of State and Attorney General political funds. Wilk currently represents political funds for several state elected officials and has been involved in several election litigation cases, as well as regulatory matters concerning political parties, PACs, candidates and numerous ballot question campaigns.

Wilk earned his J.D. from Boston College, and a B.A., with honors, from James Madison College at Michigan State University.