Laura C. Baucus was promoted to director of the automotive industry group at Dykema, a Detroit-based national law firm, after more than two decades at the firm. She will continue to work out of the Bloomfield Hills office.
“Dykema’s history is inherently intertwined with the automotive industry,” says Baucus. “I look forward to leading the firm into the future as we continue to grow and adapt along with the industry, including focusing on both traditional automotive issues as well as the exciting new electric vehicle and mobility world.”
She is succeeding Dommond Lonnie, who was appointed to Dykema’s executive board.
Baucus currently has a hybrid business and litigation practice, regularly counseling clients on production, force majeure, and other contract performance options and supply chain agreements. Her litigation practice focuses on warranty and cost recovery, contract performance, supply chain disputes, financial services, contract termination, preliminary injunctions related to part production, tooling recovery, and Uniform Commercial Code issues.
Before the promotion, Baucus was the leader on a firm automotive OEM client team and a past leader of the financial services litigation practice group. She is also the immediate past managing member of the Bloomfield Hills office.
A leader on the firm’s pandemic response, Baucus led efforts on Dykema’s COVID-19 Automotive Outlook Flash Survey, which partnered with MICHauto and The Right Place and covered the state of the auto industry during the pandemic. She is also a co-leader of the firm’s COVID-19 task force.
Baucus has a bachelor’s from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a juris doctorate degree from Wayne State University School of Law.