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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Select Representative Matters

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  • Represented a supplier who acquired the world’s leading airbag manufacturer in high-profile dealings with NHTSA, Congress, and other authorities.
  • Represented one of the world's leading Tier 1 parts suppliers in a billion-dollar dispute over alleged product defect and warranty claims and helped guide the client to a favorable resolution of the dispute prior to litigation.
  • Provided advice in connection with NHTSA inquiry regarding Takata airbag recalls.
  • Represented a leading tire manufacturer in conducting a worldwide recall of certain tire models, guiding the reporting efforts in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia, as well as advising on notice and reporting obligations in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
  • Represented clients in connection with three of the largest automotive recalls in U.S. history.
  • Achieved dismissal on the pleadings for an automotive entity in pathbreaking “hackability” litigation at the federal 9th Circuit.
  • Representation of equipment manufacturers in connection with recalls of vehicle accessories including car chargers, fire extinguishers, and appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators in recreational vehicles.
  • Representation of several equipment manufacturers with regard to whether incidents were reported regarding their products’ instances of noncompliance with an FMVSS.
  • Representation of a major Tier 1 equipment manufacturer with regard to upgrading their compliance program to meet NHTSA reporting obligations.
  • Represented a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of aluminum wheels in NHTSA proceedings.
  • Developed a company's automotive safety compliance programs.
  • Audited and reviewed recall history and advised on compliance process changes to meet current CPSC and NHTSA expectations.
  • Reviewed NHTSA filing obligations related to recent IMPCO acquisition.
  • Advised regarding NHTSA investigation of oil supply lines in CAT 2004-2005 Model C15 engines.
  • Counseled client regarding NHTSA audit and investigation of reported recall repair rates for rental cars.
  • Advised client in responding to NHTSA defect investigation of certain car seat buckles.
  • Counseled on impact of NHTSA regulations on client's automotive products.
  • Counsel client regarding NHTSA and TREAD Act regulations.
  • Provided advice and counsel to client regarding safety issues arising under NHTSA jurisdiction.
  • Advised client on NHTSA investigation of Ford vehicles equipped with Teleflex pressure regulators.
  • Conducted NHTSA analysis to assist client in commercial negotiation and potential dispute with Ford Motor Co.
  • Assisted client with disclosure to NHTSA. Counseled client on NHTSA issues regarding new driveshaft technology.
  • Advised on NHTSA matter related to general transactional reporting issues.
  • Provide NHTSA counseling related to a potential acquisition of automotive part company.
  • Represented an international parts supplier in defense of a federal court products liability suit involving claims of severe personal injuries.
  • Successfully resolved a dispute between an automotive part supplier and an automotive manufacturer with claims valued in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented an automotive part supplier in litigation with an automotive manufacturer asserting defect and indemnity claims, and helped to guide client to a favorable resolution.