DETROIT– LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire –William B. Slowey, former Co…

DETROIT– LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire –William B. Slowey, former Corporate Antitrust Counsel for General Motors Corporation, has joined Butzel Long law firm as Of Counsel, based in the firm’s Detroit office.

Mr. Slowey served 35 years in various positions at General Motors (GM) Corporation, including the last 18 as Corporate Antitrust Counsel. His legal work is extensive and spans a variety of industries and market segments, including defense, locomotive, electronic, communication, earth-moving equipment, heavy-duty transmission, heavy-duty bus and truck, as well as automotive parts and vehicles.

“Bill is a highly regarded antitrust attorney with outstanding credentials and a national reputation, all based on his experience and expertise with one of the largest corporations in the world,” said Philip J. Kessler, Chairman, Butzel Long. “He is a wonderful addition to our team and will complement many of our practice areas, especially antitrust and class action litigation. His depth of knowledge about the global automotive industry and related technology and manufacturing sectors is incredible. He will be an invaluable resource for our clients.”

While at General Motors, Mr. Slowey was a highly successful antitrust attorney, top-tier executive and trusted advisor and counselor to top management. He directed and led legal teams to win crucial court decisions, and advised corporate officers, board members, and other senior management and employees on matters related to antitrust, competition and free trade. He also conducted and supervised antitrust and related litigation, reviewed domestic and foreign joint venture proposals, and took to trial and argued antitrust cases, as necessary.

Mr. Slowey successfully represented GM in federal and state inquiries with regard to non-public investigations of certain marketing methods, which could impact retail transaction prices. He also initiated, redesigned, and co-authored an innovative Antitrust Compliance Manual, for use by managers throughout GM.

Mr. Slowey served the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division from 1968-1971.

He has authored a variety of antitrust publications including: “B2B Exchanges: The Case,” “Benchmarking: Boon or Buzz Word?,” “A Manufacturer’s View: Dealer Complaints and the Rule of Reason,” and “TV’s Focus on the Rule of Reason.”

Mr. Slowey is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and St. Peter’s College.

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of Michigan’s oldest and largest law firms, with 225 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Mich., New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 161 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at

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