Daljit S. Doogal

Partner

Overview

Daljit S. Doogal is a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and restructuring law matters across the Manufacturing, Automotive, Technology and Supply Chain Sectors. Daljit is Foley’s chairman and CEO, working with the Management Committee to guide the firm through changing times across the globe.

Recognized as a “terrific, business-minded” lawyer, clients rely on Daljit’s practical approach to complex transactions and developing successful business strategies. He is deeply valued for his role as a trusted counselor in their business. Daljit is often called upon to act as outside general counsel for private companies and frequently advises boards of directors and special committees on fiduciary duty issues in various contexts. Over the course of two decades, Daljit’s experience spans the entire lifecycle of organizations, advising clients through launching companies and running robust businesses, as well as handling corporate reorganizations or restructuring financially distressed companies. Daljit’s experience also incorporates international, cross-border business dealings between the United States and India.

Daljit is a tireless advocate of Foley’s mission to help clients achieve their business goals as a preeminent law firm serving clients at the nexus of the energy, health care & life sciences, innovative technology, and manufacturing sectors. He fully embraces the firm’s collaborative culture to resolve all client needs holistically.

Prior to his election as chairman and CEO in 2022, Daljit’s long tenure at the firm includes many leadership roles, previously serving as the managing partner of the firm’s Detroit office, and as the chair of the firm's national Business Law Department.

Presentations

Daljit is a frequent speaker on corporate, restructuring, and general merger and acquisition matters. He is a sought-out resource to speak on cross-border legal and business issues with respect to doing business in India.

Recognition

  • Recognized, DBusiness Top Lawyers (2012-2013, 2015-2022)
  • Recognized, DBusiness 30 in Their 30s (2011)
  • Ranked as one of the top corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorneys in Michigan by Chambers USA (2011-2022)
  • Selected for inclusion in the list of Michigan Super Lawyers® (2014-2021) and was previously listed on the Michigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® editions (2009-2012)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of:
    • Corporate Law (2013-2022)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2013-2022)
    • Securities/Capital Markets Law (2014-2022)
  • Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Charter member and a co-founder of the Detroit Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurs
  • Member of the Association of Corporate Growth, Detroit Chapter and previously served on the board
  • Member of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)
  • Member of South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America
  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Midwest Region

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, cum laude
  • University of Michigan, BS with high distinction in economics

Admissions

  • Michigan