Zane Hatahet is a business law associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Transactions Practice where he advises on a wide range of business matters, including securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance & governance.
A Detroit native who spent part of his childhood growing up in Dubai, Zane also advises on energy/environmental matters and international legal matters. Prior to joining Foley, Zane worked four years as an attorney at a large Detroit-based law firm. During his studies at the University of Michigan Law School, Zane gained experience working as a student attorney for the Unemployment Insurance Project, Environmental Law Clinic, Low Income Taxpayers Clinic, and as a research assistant for J.J. Prescott, for whom he did research primarily regarding law & economics. In his first and second summers at law school, Zane served as a judicial intern for Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr. in Detroit, and worked in-house at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He was also actively involved with the State Bar of Michigan during law school, initially serving as a student representative for the University of Michigan Law School to the State Bar of Michigan, and later serving as the chair for the 2013-2014 1L Oral Advocacy Competition and the chair of the Law Student Section for 2014-2015.
Supplementing his practice, Zane has presented on such subjects as “zero waste” policies and disaster preparedness (in the corporate/environmental context) at symposiums hosted by the Manufacturers’ Education Council, and has also presented on certain international law subjects, including the FCPA and related international laws, he has written articles on various corporate/securities and environmental subjects, including crowdfunding and vapor intrusion, and he co-authored PLC’s corporate law summary for the State of Michigan.
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