Automotive Regulatory Compliance and Public Policy

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Automotive companies are subject to complex federal, state, local, and foreign regulatory requirements. Our Automotive team includes attorneys who are well versed in U.S. vehicle safety laws, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act, and NHTSA regulations; U.S. vehicle emissions laws, including the Clean Air Act and EPA and California (CARB) regulations; and other federal and local regulation aimed at the automotive industry. For multinational automotive companies, we offer risk management and counseling focused on the full range of U.S. regulation of exports and international conduct, including risks posed by the export control, economic sanctions, anti-boycott, and FCPA laws.

To help ensure compliance with ever-changing federal and state regulations, we provide strategic communications counseling and issue management, and representation before all major U.S. regulatory agencies such as NHTSA, EPA/CARB, the Departments of Commerce and State, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures. Our attorneys and public policy professionals also can advise regarding a wide range of political law services, including federal lobbying and campaign finance programs. Through our Brussels, Tokyo and Shanghai offices, we provide counsel on European Union and Asian regulatory compliance issues.