James Y. Rayis Joins Dickinson Wright

James Y. Rayis Joins Dickinson Wright

12/20/2006
Detroit, Mich. (December 20, 2006) - Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of James Y. Rayis, who has joined the firm's international, corporate, corporate government and information technology/security law practices in Detroit and Washington, D.C. He also has significant expertise in government procurement and contracting, and internet and e-commerce. Mr. Rayis is a Detroit native who joins Dickinson Wright from Atlanta, Georgia, where he was named among Atlanta's top 50 lawyers and accountants by Atlanta Business Chronicle. He has substantial experience in trade and global licensing and distribution, foreign investment and expansion, and other business transactions including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He provides advice and counsel on corporate liability and responsibility and on issues involving corrupt practices laws and acts. He represents companies worldwide in their procurement work with U.S. and foreign government contracts and projects, including on reconstruction projects in Iraq. Mr. Rayis was vice president, general counsel with a Colorado-based foreign venture capital firm, and has worked with large law firms in Atlanta. He is a member of the State Bars of Michigan and Georgia, and is licensed in Colorado and before the Court of International Trade. He is Co-chair of the Middle East Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law and is previous chairman of the State Bar of Georgia International Section. He is a member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and is active in pro bono work for charities and for the arts. He speaks French and Aramaic (Chaldean-Assyrian). He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Michigan State University and a J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a Dean Rusk Research Assistanceship Winner and a member of the managing board of Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. 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 www.dickinsonwright.com.