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Jennifer Dukarski

Jennifer A. Dukarski is an associate based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practicing in the areas of intellectual property law, concentrating in the automotive manufacturing industry, and media law, concentrating on copyright, terms of use, and the Communications Decency Act.

Ms. Dukarski is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010).  Her honors include the Frank Murphy Honor Society Member (2010), Dean’s Honor Society Member (2007-2010), and the Denise Ilitch Scholarship Award (2006-2010).  She was an Associate Editor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (2008-2010 and the Executive Director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates (2007-2010) where she won the National Championship at the National Moot Court Invitational Tournament (Houston, 2009) and placing as the National Finalist in the National Animal Advocacy Moot Court Competition (Harvard, 2008).

Ms. Dukarski is also a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science, (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1996). Her undergraduate honors and activities include: Insignis Scholar, Dean’s List (1992-1996), Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Member, Student Service Award (1995), Student of the Year Award (1996), Reverend Huetter Award for Leadership in Athletics (1995), University Student Government President (1994-1996), News Editor of the Varsity Newspaper (1995-1996), and Fencing Team Captain (1992-1996).

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Dukarski gained automotive manufacturing and design experience as a result of high-level quality management and engineering positions at Johnson Controls, Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems, and Holley Automotive Division.  She has worked extensively on successful automotive product launches, managing vendors and Tier One manufacturing facilities.  She has experience with field recalls and was a representative to the University of Michigan’s CIREN (Crash Injury Research & Engineering Network) and UMPIRE (University of Michigan Program for Injury Research and Education).  Working as a design engineer, she received four Record of Invention Awards for contributions to patents and trade secrets.  She is a Six Sigma Certified Master Black Belt.

Ms. Dukarski also held positions at the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. as a congressional page, and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, as Adjunct Faculty.

Ms. Dukarski serves as Advisory Board Member to the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department; and as Arthritis Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation.  Her memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association (Intellectual Property, Science and Technology Law, and Litigation Sections); and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.  Ms. Dukarski currently serves as Counsel to the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)’s Product Development Council.

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