Jennifer Dukarski, attorney, shareholder, and leader of Detroit-based Butzel Long’s connected car and autonomous vehicle specialty team, has been appointed to the Transportation Research Board’s standing committee on emerging technology law. Her term runs through April 14, 2024.
The board is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It provides independent, objective analysis and advice regarding these industries to inform public policy decisions.
Members of the committees do not serve as representatives of their employers and agree to participate in and support the committees’ activities.
The standing committee on emerging technology law seeks to investigate and provide a forum for the discussion of legal and public policy issues arising from the identification, development, and application of emerging technology to transportation systems. Its work includes addressing legal issues associated with the creation of appropriate public institutions, legal authority, procurement, contracting for innovation, data rights, public access to information, liability and risk allocation, public and private partnering, and related concerns.
Dukarski focuses her practice on the intersection of technology and communications with an emphasis on emerging issues such as digital media and content, cybersecurity and privacy, infotainment and shared mobility, and connected and autonomous cars.
She assists clients on compliance with various industry regulations, functional safety requirements, and voluntary technical standards.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy, graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.