Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2021

09 March 2021 Blog
Authors: Mark A. Aiello Christopher R. Boll Fernando Camarena Cardona Nicholas J. Ellis R. Nicholas Englund Alejandro N Gomez-Strozzi Christopher H. Grigorian Steven H. Hilfinger Chanley T. Howell Gregory Husisian Jeffrey S. Kopp Vanessa L. Miller Marco Antonio Najera Martinez Gregory E. Neppl Felicia S. O'Connor Kathryn Parsons-Reponte Jenlain A. C. Scott Matthew E. Sierawski Jeffrey A. Soble Chethan K. Srinivasa John R. Trentacosta Ann Marie Uetz
Published To: Dashboard Insights Manufacturing Industry Advisor

One year ago, the automotive industry was swiftly and seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This disruption, in addition to the new administration, continues to present a variety of fresh issues. 

Foley’s Automotive Industry Team has been helping clients meet the legal and business challenges that the pandemic has created across a range of areas. To that end, the Team has prepared its annual Automotive White Paper highlighting 10 comprehensive areas of focus that examine the key trends that companies working in the automotive sector should be mindful of in the year ahead:

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on Automotive Suppliers
  • Recent Impacts to the Automotive Supply Chain and Change Drivers for 2021
  • Key Employment Issues Facing Employers in the Automotive Industry
  • Mexico’s Role in the USMCA-Driven Consolidation of the North American Auto Industry
  • Renewed Biden Administration Commitment to the International Trade War Underscores Importance of Customs Compliance for Automotive Companies
  • Managing Data Privacy in the COVID-19 Environment – Navigating the Challenges of a Pandemic in 2021
  • 2021 Antitrust Outlook – A New Administration and State Activism Present Enforcement Uncertainty
  • NHTSA and Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Leveraging E/AV Patent Portfolios During a Pandemic
  • M&A Survives and Thrives in 2021: Dealmakers are Charged Up Heading into the New Year

We hope you find this report relevant and informative. If you have any questions regarding its content or how these trends may affect your business, please contact your Foley attorney or any of the contributors listed.

 

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