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Clark Hill Attorney William J. Kohler to Present at AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Summit

March 5, 2012


– Clark Hill attorney William J. Kohler will present at the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) Corporate Responsibility on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Troy, Michigan. Kohler will speak on “Trade Association Antitrust Issues”. For registration and more information, please visit< p>Kohler has extensive domestic and international experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, supply arrangements, supplier and customer workouts and bankruptcies, intellectual property arrangements, and general commercial arrangements and corporate matters. In addition, he has substantial experience with respect to antitrust issues confronted by businesses and trade associations. Kohler is a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, and served as an intern economist with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice prior to law school.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Kohler served for many years as Vice President and General Counsel of Johnson Controls’ automotive operations in North and South America. Johnson Controls is a Fortune 100 company with operations throughout the world. While at Johnson Controls, William was responsible for all legal, governmental, and environmental affairs of the company’s largest business unit.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Kohler was employed for ten years at Chrysler Corporation and DaimlerChrysler AG, first as senior counsel within the company’s Office of the General Counsel, with responsibility for major aspects of the company’s international legal affairs, and then in senior positions within the company’s Treasurer’s Office and its Finance Department, with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Planning, respectively.

Kohler graduated from the Honors College of the University of Michigan (A.B., 1983, with High Distinction and High Honors in Economics) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1986). He also earned an MBA from the Eli Broad College of Business of Michigan State University.

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