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Raymond J. McVeigh


Raymond J. McVeigh


Raymond (R.J.) McVeigh is a commercial litigation attorney representing international, national, and regional clients. R.J.’s practice focuses on complex contractual disputes and supply chain counseling with an emphasis on automotive supply chain litigation.

R.J. has extensive experience litigating commercial disputes, often involving tens of millions of dollars, in both state and federal courts, including supply chain disputes, shareholder oppression, business torts, real property disputes and breach of contract, and warranty claims. R.J. has experience negotiating favorable settlements for clients, including assistance on multi-million dollar matters. R.J. has managed complex electronic discovery involving tens of thousands of documents and spanning multiple continents.

Prior to joining Foley, R.J. served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel P. Collins of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. R.J. graduated with honors from Harvard Law School where he was an editor and committee chair on the Harvard Law Review and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the nation’s leading journal focusing on legal policy and debates.

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “Sixth Circuit Finds Automotive Supplier’s ‘Blanket Contract’ Did Not Create Requirements Contract, Citing Airboss,” Foley Dashboard Insights (June 2024)
03 June 2024 Dashboard Insights

Sixth Circuit Finds Automotive Supplier’s “Blanket Contract” Did Not Create Requirements Contract, Citing Airboss

On May 23, 2024, the Sixth Circuit became the latest court to analyze last year’s Michigan Supreme Court decision of MSSC, Inc. v. Airboss Flexible Prods. Co. (“Airboss”), finding that an automotive supplier’s “blanket contract” was not enforceable due to its failure to satisfy the statute of frauds—upending years of the parties’ performance under the alleged requirements contract.
21 February 2024 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Simultaneous Obstructions to the Suez and Panama Canals Threaten the Global Supply Chain

The Suez Canal and Panama Canal connect critical international trade and supply chains across continents.
12 July 2023 Dashboard Insights

Michigan Supreme Court Overrules Longstanding Interpretation of “Blanket” Purchase Orders for Supply Contracts

For many years, Michigan has consistently interpreted “blanket” purchase orders as binding requirements contracts that could bind suppliers (and buyers) for many years — frequently, for the life of a particular OEM or buyer program.
22 September 2022 Honors and Awards

Foley’s Detroit Office, 16 Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the State Bar of Michigan in its 2022 A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll.
13 April 2021 Blogs

Supplier Alert: Key Changes in Ford’s New Terms and Conditions

Ford issued new Production Purchasing Terms related to the purchase of goods, services and tech products, including parts purchased on or after July 1, 2021.
08 February 2021 Blogs

General Motors' Plan for 100% Electric Vehicle Lineup by 2035 - Impact on Suppliers

General Motors (“GM”) recently announced its plan to completely phase out gasoline- and diesel-powered engines – and shift to a 100% electric vehicle (EV) lineup – by 2035. As one of the largest automakers worldwide, GM’s dramatic shift will have a significant impact on automotive suppliers, as well as likely influence the production of other automakers.