Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2018

22 January 2018 Publication
Authors: Mark A. Aiello Scott T. Allen Carmen N. Decot (Couden) Tamar N. Dolcourt R. Nicholas Englund Christopher H. Grigorian Steven H. Hilfinger Chanley T. Howell Gregory Husisian Gregory E. Neppl John A. Simon Ann Marie Uetz

Foley’s Automotive Industry Team has prepared this report examining what the litigation, enforcement and regulatory landscape is likely to look like in 2018 and beyond. Inside, you will learn about:

  • Managing warranty, regulatory and commercial litigation risks in the wake of two notable commercial litigation cases decided in 2017
  • The uncertain outlook for antitrust enforcement in the United States under a new administration and a new merger enforcement agenda by the DOJ
  • The top labor and employment issues facing the automotive industry, from sexual harassment and nondiscrimination policies to employee rights and pay equity
  • Knowing the risks of international and domestic compliance issues in an increasingly complicated regulatory environment
  • Navigating the new world of connected cars while developing, implementing and maintaining an effective auto cybersecurity program
  • Foley’s 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey Results. The survey findings reveal great promise for automotive and technology companies in this rapidly evolving area, alongside barriers to these technologies reaching their growth potential
  • Preparing your business for the continued aggressive enforcement by NHTSA regarding auto safety and the expected passage of the first federal legislation to regulate autonomous vehicles
  • The prospects for another strong year for the automotive sector and related M&A activity, thanks in large part to positive macroeconomic factors and the continued development of and investment in emerging automotive technologies
  • Potential pitfalls in the automotive industry in an era of increasing warranty and recall costs and continued consolidation in the supply base

We hope you find this report useful and informative. If you have any questions regarding its content or how it may affect your business, please contact your Foley attorney or any of the contributors listed in this program on Page 31.

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