Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced the addition of Shelly J. Edgerton, who joined the firm’s government policy and practice group as a senior counsel in the firm’s Lansing office in January. Edgerton joins Dykema after serving as director and chief data systems officer of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
Edgerton has more than 25 years of experience working in government at the local, state legislative and executive levels. In her role as director of LARA, she was responsible for regulatory oversight and licensing management for the state of Michigan, and oversight of more than 2,000 employees in 23 bureaus and agencies, including medical marihuana, fire, building, corporations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers’ compensation, professional licensing, community and health systems, liquor and energy. She also oversaw the management of LARA’s information technology and data systems.