Butzel Long attorneys named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ ‘Notable Women in IT/Tech in Michigan’

Butzel Long attorneys Jennifer Dukarski and Angela Emmerling Shapiro have been named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Notable Women in IT/Tech in Michigan.” They are among about 25 women to receive this prestigious recognition.

Jennifer Dukarski

Dukarski focuses her practice at the intersection of technology and communications with an emphasis on emerging and disruptive issues: digital media, cybersecurity, infotainment, vehicle safety and connected and autonomous cars.

In her practice, she has negotiated contracts for autonomous vehicle components, reviewed contracts involving wireless updates to in-vehicle technology, assisted companies in achieving successful Petitions for Inconsequential Noncompliance with NHTSA and has addressed multiple vehicle component recalls. Dukarski has become a national leader in legal issues facing emerging automotive technology and is the leader of Butzel Long’s connected car working group. She also has spearheaded the reporting efforts for national data breaches and focuses on the threat vectors facing automotive component design.

A self-titled “recovering engineer,” Dukarski serves as Counsel to the OESA’s Product Development Council and has spoken on First Amendment issues ranging from newsgathering in the digital age to the impact of the FBI iPhone strategy. She has been a panelist at the North American International Auto Show for the last two years, covering a broad variety of legal concerns focused on the autonomous and connected car and most recently addressed the emerging regulatory scheme as a speaker and panelist at the Center for Automotive Research’s prestigious Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City.

Prior to joining Butzel, she gained automotive manufacturing and design experience as a result of high-level quality management and engineering positions. She has worked extensively on successful automotive product launches, managing vendors and Tier One manufacturing facilities. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Dukarski applies her experience to create innovative approaches to the protection of IP assets and disruptive technology.
Notably, Dukarski has attained the distinction of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior member status, the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply.
Further, she was named a “2016 Honoree for Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She also is among Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” and DBusiness “Top Lawyers.” She is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Vehicle Technology Society Treasurer and serves as a Working Group member with IEEE PAR 1912 (Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices) which is focused on setting standards for privacy and security protocols and IEEE P7011 which is focused on the trustworthiness of news sources. She also coaches and mentors’ women engineers.

At the same time, she is a co-Chair of the Women in Communication Law committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Communications Law and serves on the Forum’s Governing Committee. Dukarski is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law teaching “The Law of Emerging Mobility Technology.”

Angela Emmerling Shapiro

Shapiro is a litigation attorney with a focus on electronic discovery. She helps clients overcome the technological and legal challenges presented during civil litigation and governmental investigations where large volumes of potential evidence have been electronically created and stored.

Electronic discovery is a constantly-evolving field and companies face serious legal consequences when evidence is not adequately preserved or when preserved data is not defensibly collected and reviewed during the litigation discovery process. Shapiro works with clients to meet these challenges efficiently and cost effectively. She also works with multi-national clients to navigate complex data privacy laws that impact the preservation, collection and use of electronic evidence during U.S. litigation.

Shapiro was one of the first attorneys in the state to develop a deep practice in the area of electronic discovery. She is an advocate for using technology, including predictive analytics and artificial intelligence where appropriate, to efficiently and effectively assess Terabytes of data and to find the key records necessary for successful legal advocacy.

Notably, Shapiro has achieved the Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist certification. CEDS certification is earned by individuals who pass a comprehensive four-hour examination that provides a tough and objective measure of an individual’s mastery of all aspects of electronic discovery.

In addition to achieving her CEDS certification, Shapiro has been named a DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyer” in the Information Management and eDiscovery category repeatedly since the category was first introduced in 2014. In 2018 she was also named a “Top Lawyer” in the Information Technology Law category.

Shapiro is actively involved with local politics in her community and has served on the boards of two community theaters. She serves as the chair of Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee and in that role has organized multiple fundraisers for Gleaners Community Food Bank, including a “PBJ & Wine” event that benefited Gleaners’ Hunger Free Summer Program.

Shapiro was a proud recipient of the 2015 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) “Volunteer of the Year Award” and just completed her final term as an MDTC board member. She is a member of the national and Detroit chapters of the Academy of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and serves on the Technology Committee for the Federal Bar Association in the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all Michigan state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

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, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Oneupweb’s BRIM, “Bringing Relentless Innovation to Michigan”, Conference Returns and is Thrilled to Announce the Bank of Northern Michigan As Pitch Session Sponsor

Oneupweb Hosts 3rd BRIM Leadership Conference for Michigan businesses and calls for Pitch Session applications for a chance to win $5,000.

Traverse City, MI September 25, 2013

For the third year running, Oneupweb will host BRIM (Bringing Relentless Innovation to Michigan), a day of inspiration, education, networking and entrepreneurship held at the Oneupweb headquarters on the banks of West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City.

One highlight of past BRIMs has been the Investor Pitch Session, which returns to BRIM for 2013 along with a generous $5,000 prize from The Bank of Northern Michigan for the winning business plan. This doubles the 2012 prize of $2,500, which was also sponsored by The Bank of Northern Michigan. Three finalists will be selected to present their ideas at BRIM on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 to a panel of judges and BRIM attendees.

BRIM 2012 Pitch Session winner Kelly Stites, of Assisted Moving Services, had never presented her business plan to a large group of professionals until last year’s conference. She says, “Winning the BRIM Pitch Session inspired me to move forward with my business plan and grow it into what is now a licensed LLC moving business in Traverse City that specializes in senior moving and downsizing. The money awarded was spent changing the DBA to an LLC, retaining permits and constructing a sign for the business.” She adds, “I’m looking forward to attending in November 2013!”

Like Stites, many business owners are challenged in the early stages of establishing a business with obtaining necessary permits, building clientele and investing in marketing efforts with limited budgets. In addition to the monetary prize for the winner, all three BRIM Pitch Session presenters will receive follow-up consultations to support their success.

“The Bank of Northern Michigan maintains a strong commitment to helping grow successful businesses throughout our northern Michigan community,” says John D. Paul, Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Northern Michigan. “I’ve had the honor of participating in Oneupweb’s BRIM event the last two years and the talent and enthusiasm represented by the entrepreneurs attending BRIM underscored the great future we have in Michigan. Each person who participates in the Pitch Session has the opportunity for business consulting with the judges. We found the consulting session to be very beneficial for each entrepreneur and it has been great to watch these businesses grow over the last year.”

To apply for the BRIM 2013 Pitch Session and a chance to compete with other entrepreneurs for the $5,000 prize from The Bank of Northern Michigan, fill out the form here- http://go.oneupweb.com/brim-pitch-application.

About Oneupweb:
Oneupweb is a 17-year innovator in digital marketing—creating integrated online marketing plans that incorporate search, social, design and mobile services. Heralded by an independent research firm for their leadership team, work ethic and solid experience in optimizing complicated sites, Oneupweb has been named a Top 20 Search Marketing Agency by Advertising Age for five consecutive years, and CEO Lisa Wehr is recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Oneupweb is a privately held company located in Traverse City, Michigan. For more information on Oneupweb, please call 1.877.568.7477, or visit OneUpWeb.com.