Butzel, a full-service law firm based in Detroit, has added attorney and shareholder Derek Mullins to one of the firm’s largest practice areas — litigation and dispute resolution — and will work from the firm’s headquarters.
His practice focuses on federal procurement law and litigating complex commercial, real estate, class action, antitrust, and administrative law matters in state and federal courts.
Mullins advises government contractors on a wide range of federal procurement matters, including bid protests and post-contract claims, prime-sub disputes, False Claims Act issues, SBA issues, data rights, compliance and ethics, and subcontracts and teaming agreements.
He also has experience assisting companies with internal investigations and in responding to civil and criminal inquiries by federal and state agencies. Mullins is admitted to practice in Michigan, the District of Columbia, Georgia, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law: State and Local Procurement Division.