Former Michigan Chief Regulatory Officer Returns to Foley


DETROIT — Former State of Michigan chief regulatory officer Steven Hilfinger will return to Foley & Lardner LLP’s transactional and securities practice as a partner in its Detroit office.

Hilfinger brings three years of substantial state government experience, having been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder as chief regulatory officer for the State of Michigan and director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. His responsibilities included principal oversight of state licensing and regulatory functions. In his most recent role, he served as chief operating officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., a non-profit corporation that serves as the State of Michigan’s economic development arm, which also houses the state’s Pure Michigan brand.

Hilfinger was a founding partner of Foley’s Detroit office and has served in leadership roles, such as office managing partner and co-chair of the firm’s automotive industry team.