As the automotive industry accelerates into an era of transformative change, Foley’s Automotive team helps clients navigate the road ahead.

Why Foley?

The automotive industry continues to experience dramatic legal and regulatory developments—and the road ahead shows no signs of slowing down. Being at the forefront of these developments will help you anticipate how those changes may impact your business. For decades, automotive clients have turned to Foley to address issues relating to emerging technologies, connected cars, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence, as well as complex regulatory, trade and compliance concerns. Whether it relates to a strategic acquisition, protecting their IP or resolving a commercial dispute, we bring a comprehensive approach to solving automotive legal challenges.

Our clients benefit from practical legal solutions that help them manage risk across a highly regulated, global automotive industry. We routinely help clients deal with government regulations that impacts automotive companies, including NHTSA, import and export regulations, cybersecurity, privacy, and the full range of compliance needs.

Clients know and trust our experience to manage their risk and enhance the value of their supply chain in a complex, international environment. We will work as your strategic partner to provide a business-focused and results-oriented approach to supply chain issues and disputes.

Value We Deliver:

Combining legal knowledge with market experience.

  • Specific and relevant automotive industry know-how
  • Cross-disciplinary legal teams that provide comprehensive solutions
  • Proactive and collaborative approach to identifying and managing risk
  • Transparency with respect to matter management, fees & client communication
  • Practical solutions that address complex business needs
  • Flexibility on approach and pricing
  • Efficient use of technology
  • Up-to-date and relevant thought leadership

Thought Leaders on All Legal Issues Affecting the Automotive Industry

Annual Whitepaper

We publish an annual white paper examining the top legal issues facing the automotive industry and regularly present on cutting-edge legal issues.

Driving the Future of Automotive Technology program

We host an annual automotive technology program in Silicon Valley that attracts industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and legal advisors seeking to gain insights into the technology, investments, and regulatory changes affecting autonomous and electric vehicles. Click here for event details.

Auto Show Program

We host an annual Auto show program in conjunction with the opening of the North American International Auto Show in which industry executives share their perspectives on emerging legal and business developments for the automotive industry. Foley’s 2019 program was entitled, Navigating the Road Ahead ... Are You ready?.

Powering the Future: Commercial Opportunities and Legal Developments Across The EV Batteries Lifecycle

Foley co-published a white paper with Linklaters regarding electric vehicle and battery developments in Europe, China, and the United States. Click here for the white paper.

Financial Times Future of the Car Summit 

Foley co-presents a breakout session with Linklaters titled, “The Future of the Automotive Sector in China and the United States.”

Nationally Ranked

Recognized by Chambers: USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for our work with automotive companies – from the largest companies with most recognizable names to emerging companies hoping to revolutionize the industry – to seize opportunities, manage risk, and overcome complex problems using innovative strategies developed through decades of work in the industry.

Award Winning Blog

Foley’s Dashboard Insights blog was listed in the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100,” its annual roundup of the most compelling blogs for a legal audience.

We deliver comprehensive legal solutions that are industry-based and client-driven.

Representative Matters

Bandag, a tire retread company, in its $1.05 billion merger with Bridgestone.

Everett Smith Group, Ltd, private family office, in its $850 million sale of subsidiary Eagle Ottawa, automotive leather supplier, to Lear Corporation.

Camaco, a manufacturer and distributor of seating solutions, in an automotive supplier dispute regarding raw material price increases resulting in obtaining a $15 million favorable award.

Harley-Davidson, with its ongoing needs regarding information technology agreements, including software license agreements, cloud based and software-as-a-service agreements, technology services agreement, data security requirements and protections and vendor due diligence.

TI Group Automotive, manufacturer of fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems, in a suit involving claim of misappropriation of technology and trade secrets resulting in a successful resolution.

Visteon Corporation, a manufacturer of vehicle cockpit electronics, in the successful defense of a breach of contract and antitrust case.

TI Group Automotive, manufacturer of fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems, in a contract dispute achieving a successful outcome through an arbitration proceeding.

A multinational automotive company with its internal investigation into apparent sales into Iran from its foreign subsidiaries, in potential violation of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations.

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