Duly Noted

Dykema announces 2019 partner promotions



Dykema, a leading national law firm, has announced the names of its newly elected partners, effective Jan. 1. There are seven new partners across Dykema’s offices across the U.S., including San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, and Minneapolis in addition to two in Michigan.  Those based in Michigan include:

Jarrod T. Smith – Public Finance, Lansing
Smith is a public finance attorney who has helped structure some of the most complex public finance transactions in Michigan over the past several years—including the $3 billion Unemployment Obli-
gation Assessment Revenue Bonds transaction, as well as a $288+ million bond sale that funded the completion of a much needed county criminal justice complex, each of which were recognized as “Deals of the Year” by The Bond Buyer. Prior to joining Dykema, he was an Assistant Attorney General with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office for more than 12 years.
Smith received a J.D., cum laude, and a B.S. from Michigan State University.

Dawn N. Williams, Financial Services Litigation, Grand Rapids
Williams’ practice focuses on financial services litigation and bank regulatory compliance, in which she represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. She represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including claims relating to loan origination, foreclosure, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as other related consumer finance claims.
She earned a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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