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Dykema Gossett PLLC

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United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport - ranked: tier 2

Dykema Gossett PLLC

In the class action arena, Dykema Gossett PLLC’s ‘excellent’ and ‘extremely knowledgeable’ group is noted for its strong strategic capabilities, including its expert depositions. Led by practice head Terri Reiskin and senior counsel Eric Tew in Washington DC, and John Thomas in Ann Arbor, the team obtained summary judgment for Ford before the New Jersey District Court in Coba et al v Ford Motor Co, in which the plaintiff claimed that certain diesel fuel tanks in the client’s F-series trucks and E-series vans were defective. In Los Angeles, Derek Whitefield served as lead counsel to Kia in Drake v Kia Motors Corporation, a case arising from a severe crash in which airbags did not deploy. The firm’s Detroit office was strengthened by the arrival of senior counsel Harold Pope from Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. The wider litigation department is headed by the ‘extremely well-prepared’ Michael Cooney in Detroit.

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United States: Labor and employment

Immigration - ranked: tier 4

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Dykema Gossett PLLC’s practice has strength across the full spread of visa processing procedures, labor certification applications, immigration sponsorship and naturalization issues. The group also has considerable firepower on the contentious side and advises on worksite enforcement, removal issues and database errors. El Paso-based Kathleen Campbell Walker heads the practice and is an ‘extremely experienced and well-thought-of immigration specialist’; she is particularly sought after by healthcare providers, global manufacturers, energy companies, construction companies and financial services clients. The national practice also includes Michigan-based litigator James Aldrich, who has a strong track record in representing clients before USCIS and other government agencies.

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Kathleen Campbell Walker - Dykema Gossett PLLC

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