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Four Bodman Attorneys Named to Benchmark Litigation 2021 40 & Under Hot List

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman is pleased to announce that Justin P. Bagdady, Sarah L. Cylkowski, Nathan D. Dupes, and Thomas J. Rheaume, Jr., all members of the firm’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 “40 & Under Hot List,” a comprehensive listing of the most talented litigation attorneys age 40 and under in the United States and Canada.

Now in its 14th year of publication, Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on evaluating leading law firms and lawyers in the U.S. litigation and dispute resolution market. To select attorneys for the 40 & Under Hot List, the editors of Benchmark solicited feedback from peers and clients in jurisdictions across the nation.  According to the editors, attorneys selected for the 40 and Under Hot List “frequently handle major cases – some of which are high stakes or precedent-setting. They are able to adapt to rapidly changing times in addition to juggling their flourishing careers and personal lives, all while staying on top of their industry.”

Bagdady, of Bodman’s Ann Arbor office, assists companies and their executives in commercial litigation disputes, intellectual property and brand protection matters, and when faced with regulatory investigations or government enforcement actions. He has extensive experience representing clients who are the targets of, or otherwise become involved in, government investigations including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, or FINRA. He is vice chair of Bodman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group for IP litigation. 

Cylkowski, of Bodman’s Detroit office, litigates complex matters in state and federal courts, with a particular focus on commercial health care disputes, class actions, e-discovery and antitrust cases. Her clients include insurance companies, banks, automotive manufacturers and various other corporate commercial litigants.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Detroit Bar Association Foundation and is a past recipient of the Detroit Bar Association Barristers Pro Bono Award.  She is the vice chair of Bodman’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute resolution Practice Group.  

Dupes, of Bodman’s Detroit office, represents clients in complex commercial and environmental litigation and counsels clients on a wide variety of environmental matters, including permitting, regulatory compliance, and environmental risk in real estate transactions. He is a former assistant city attorney for the City of Grosse Pointe Park. Dupes serves as an executive board member of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter and as vice president and treasurer of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. He is the co-chair or Bodman’s Environmental Practice Group.

Rheaume, of Bodman’s Detroit office, practices complex commercial and insurance litigation. He represents clients in all stages of litigation and focuses on antitrust cases, class actions, and constitutional litigation.  He also is a leader in the firm’s appellate practice.  He serves as local counsel for national and international law firms. He is president of the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society and is a member of the Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leader Board. He is the co-chair of Bodman’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

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