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Butzel Long and OESA team up to host Supplier Legal Academy Series beginning May 30 in Troy

DETROIT, Mich. – The automotive industry continues to grow and innovate at a rapid pace which may present challenges when it comes to protecting the best interests of the business. New types of agreements, customers, buyers and negotiation strategies have become daily topics of conversation.

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), in partnership with Butzel Long, will host a “Supplier Legal Academy Series” designed to provide a “back-to-basics” approach for supply chain management in the current landscape, while looking ahead toward uncharted territory.

The OESA 2019 Butzel Long Supplier Legal Academy Series will take place at the MSU Management Education Center, located at 811 W. Square Lake Road in Troy.

The dates and focus for the meetings are:

May 30, 2019: “Best Practices in Contract Formation and Buyer Vulnerabilities”

June 28, 2019: “Dealing with Bad Products, Supplier Threats and Unprofitable Programs”

July 26, 2019: “Protecting Trade Secrets, Who Owns Your Work, Rights to Information and Tooling Fundamentals”

The briefings are designed for supplier executives responsible for understanding, fulfilling and enforcing supply chain contracts.

Butzel Long presenters are attorneys from the firm’s Automotive Industry Team. Some of the speakers include:

• Jennifer Dukarski
• Cynthia Haffey
• Sheldon Klein
• Donald Orlandoni
• Daniel Rustmann
• Mitchell Zajac

Registration is available in the events section of For registration and program information, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or

About OESA

The mission of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association is to champion the business interests of automotive original equipment (OE) suppliers. Since 1998, the Association has been addressing issues of common concern and advocating on behalf of the supplier community throughout the supply chain and in Washington, D.C.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long 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, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel Long on Twitter @butzel_long or :