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Butzel adds attorney specializing in federal procurement law; Derek Mullins joins firm as a shareholder

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel has added attorney and shareholder Derek Mullins to one of the firm’s largest practice areas — Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He focuses on federal procurement law and litigating complex commercial, real estate, class action, antitrust, and administrative law matters in state and federal courts.

Mullins, based in the firm’s Detroit office, 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. Mullins also has experience assisting companies with internal investigations and in responding to civil and criminal inquiries by federal and state agencies.

He is a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law: State and Local Procurement Division.

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 is a graduate of Columbia Law School (J.D., 2010) and Brown University (B.A. Political Science, 2006).

About Butzel

Butzel is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Troy, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel on Twitter: