Dykema Chairman and CEO Peter Kellett Joins the Detroit Economic Club Board of Directors

Detroit—April 10, 2015—Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that its Chairman and CEO, Peter Kellett, has been elected as a member of the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) board of directors.

The Detroit Economic Club was formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international dignitaries and business leaders, who represent the changing global environment. It is known internationally as an important venue for prominent business and government leaders – a forum they can use to explore issues that will help shape the dynamic 21st century economic environment.

Directors are asked to support the DEC in numerous ways, from recommending speakers to periodically performing duties of the President Officer and attending DEC meetings and luncheons when schedules permit.

Kellett has been Chairman and CEO of Dykema since 2012, and previously served in several management positions at the firm, including as Litigation Practice Group Leader (2003-2007) and Litigation Department Director (2008-2011).

“I am honored to be part of the Detroit Economic Club Board of Directors,” Kellett said. “The DEC is an esteemed organization that provides a premier speaking forum for current, and future, business leaders. I look forward to working with the board in continuing the important role the Economic Club plays in our business community.”

The DEC is chaired by William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Co. Other board members include Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Corporation; Dave Bing, Mayor of Detroit; The Honorable Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s Secretary of State; Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company; Keith E. Crain, Chairman of Crain Communications, Inc.; Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, President of Michigan State University; the Honorable Damon Keith, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Dorothy Deremo, President and CEO of Hospice of Michigan; John Fikany, Vice President of Microsoft; and many other leaders.

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Dykema Re-Elects Peter Kellett as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Peter Kellett has been re-elected chairman and chief executive officer of the Firm for a second three-year term commencing on January 1, 2015. Kellett has served as chairman and chief executive officer since January 1, 2012.

Kellett previously served the Firm as Litigation Practice Group Leader (2003-2007) and as its Litigation Department Director (2008-2011). Prior to becoming Chair of the Firm, he also served for many years as trial counsel for some of the nation’s largest corporations, enjoying successes in courtrooms across the country and close relationships with many of the Firm’s major clients.

About Peter Kellett

Kellett earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. Upon graduation from law school in 1982, Kellett joined Dykema as an associate in the Litigation Department. In 1986, he joined the legal staff at Dykema client CMI Corporation, a leasing and finance company in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. After the sale of that company in 1987, Kellett co-founded with James P. Feeney a boutique product liability litigation practice in Bloomfield Hills that ultimately grew to 24 lawyers, until 2003 when the majority of that firm joined Dykema. He is an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has been regularly recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer.