Suzanne Sukkar and Billee Ward Named to Crain's Detroit Business ''Notable Women in Law''
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorneys Suzanne Sukkar and Billee Ward have been named to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law”. They are featured in a special section that was published on October 28, 2019.
Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” features female lawyers within Michigan who are considered leaders in their workplaces and in the community. In addition, these honorees have set legal precedent and manage high-profile cases, win awards and earn promotions, and serve on boards in the community and mentor co-workers. To see the Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law”, please click here.
Suzanne Sukkar is a Member and U.S. Business Immigration Attorney in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. Her practice focuses on global workforce mobility, employment-based sponsorship and visa matters, immigration audit and compliance for corporate and individual clients across a vast array of industries. Ms. Sukkar renders expert strategic and tactical counsel to a broad clientele base including visa matters for client’s employees at all levels of the corporate organizational structure, from the highest level executives, to the entry-level business professional, investors, extraordinary ability workers, outstanding researchers and professors, musicians, artists and athletes, and more. She developed a niche expertise in the area of E treaty trade and investor visas, consular processing, and start-up ventures. Through strategic planning and by offering creative solutions, she has assisted with the seamless transfer of numerous workers world-wide.
Ms. Sukkar is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. In June 2015, she was appointed to the State of Michigan’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. She serves on the Board of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Michigan State Bar Foundation. Ms. Sukkar is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, DBusiness Top Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.
Billee Ward is Of Counsel in the firm’s Grand Rapids office. She has been a practicing health care attorney since 2002. She represents hospitals and other healthcare institutions, physician practices, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and healthcare vendors in an array of regulatory, contract and transactional matters. She provides counsel to clients ranging from start-up companies at the local level to pharmaceutical and medical device companies operating on an international scale. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Ward has been recognized as a leader in her field by Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars. She received her B.A. from Kalamazoo College and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
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Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.
Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.