Bruce Thelen Appointed International Bar Association Officer

Dickinson Wright Attorney Bruce Thelen Appointed International Bar Association Officer

Detroit, MI (February 28, 2007)- Dickinson Wright PLLC Attorney Bruce Thelen has been appointed Senior Vice Chair of the International Bar Association's International Sales Committee. Thelen practices international corporate and banking law out of Dickinson Wright's Detroit office. Based in London, the International Bar Association (IBA) is the world's leading global organization of legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies, with a membership of 30,000 individual lawyers and more than 195 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. Through its various committees, the IBA enables an interchange of information and views among its members as to laws, practices and professional responsibilities relating to the practice of business law throughout the world. The International Sales Committee is one of the largest constituent bodies of the IBA. The Committee examines legal issues fundamental to the growth and development of international commerce and deals extensively with issues such as cross-border acquisitions, international sales contracts, agency and distribution, and financing of international transactions. Thelen is a leading international attorney who has over 25 years of experience in international business, banking and finance, and business organizations. He is the former chairman of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and has been appointed to three consecutive four-year terms on the Michigan District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Thelen serves as chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan, the largest such organization in the U.S., and was awarded the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in December, 2000 by the President of Federal Republic of Germany. Thelen is a resident of Ann Arbor, Mich. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 230 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit