Bruce Thelen is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, where he chairs the international practice team composed of lawyers from all of the firm's substantive groups and offices.
Mr. Thelen represents clients throughout the world in a wide-ranging practice that includes cross border acquisitions and direct investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, distribution, marketing and licensing arrangements, cross border debt financing and trade finance, export and import, supply chain management, customs and international trade, and international regulatory compliance.
Mr. Thelen has held numerous positions in civic and professional organizations including service as chair of the Michigan Bar's International Law Section and as a current member of the governing council of the London-based International Bar Association. Since 1995, he has served by appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on the Michigan District Export Council, a private sector advisory body for the Commerce Department's export promotion programs. Mr. Thelen was the founder of the German American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan, the largest in the United States, and was awarded the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) by the President of Federal Republic of Germany in acknowledgement of his work. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell™/American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance Law, as well as in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.