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Suzanne M. Johnson is a senior counsel in the Corporate Finance Practice Group of Dykema. Her practice is focused on automotive, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Johnson’s current practice is dedicated to a large automaker, counseling on commercial transactions and strategic relationships, cloud services and connected vehicle technologies. She also provides legal support for the automaker’s world-wide service arrangements.

Despite the Cataclysm of COVID-19 Shutdowns, Automotive Operations Had Successful Reopenings

The abrupt shutdown of U.S. automotive industry in March 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and continued stay-at-home orders through April led to fears that the pandemic would prevent resumption of industry operations for the foreseeable future. A survey of automotive industry executives conducted last