An attorney with over 25 years of experience in the corporate, private, and public arenas, Sandy brings a keen understanding of the complexities of risk and compliance in a globalized world. As Ghafari’s General Counsel, Sandy provides legal guidance to our team on issues related to risk management, regulatory compliance, commercial matters, and other operational concerns, enabling us to make better informed business decisions.
Sandy’s background includes experience in the international automotive industry (most recently with a Japan-based commercial vehicle manufacturer as a senior vice president and general counsel) and as a partner in private practice. He also served for a number of years as the chief legal adviser to two U.S. International Trade Commission chairmen.
A licensed attorney in the State of Michigan and District of Columbia, Sandy earned his Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Manufacturers Association and has served as the Chief Operating / Business Development Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.