Detroit – December 8, 2016 — Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Jarrod T. Smith to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as a senior in the firm’s Lansing office. Prior to joining Dykema, Smith served as Assistant Attorney General, Finance Division for the Michigan Department of Attorney General.
Smith has more than 12 years of experience with public finance work dating back to when he joined the Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Finance Division upon graduating from law school. He progressed from Staff Attorney to Senior Attorney before eventually becoming Section Head in 2013. In that role, he served as counsel to the Michigan Department of Treasury, specifically for matters involving the Bureau of Bond Finance and the Michigan Finance Authority, and he served as counsel to the Michigan Strategic Fund and various other state agencies and authorities.
“We are extremely excited to have Jarrod join our Corporate Finance practice in Lansing,” said Jin-Kyu Koh, Director of Dykema’s Business Services Department. “He is well-regarded in the public finance community, and for good reason, and he strengthens the depth of the Firm’s bench of experienced bond lawyers.”
Smith, who is active in the National Association of Bond Lawyers, received a J.D., cum laude, and a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Applications, with a specialization in environmental economics, from Michigan State University.
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