Automotive, Trucking & Fuel Systems



We keep a finger on the pulse of anticipated changes to the legal framework, helping automotive and trucking industry clients stay on course as they embrace rapid technological advances and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Our Approach

The automotive and trucking industry is evolving at breakneck speed.

Recent advances in technology increase litigation risks and exposure faced by vehicle manufacturers and others in the automotive and trucking industry.

Autonomous vehicles equipped with sonar, cameras, radar and laser technology will be in production by 2020. Lawmakers and regulators have started to focus on changes to existing laws and regulations directly affecting product liability and user-acceptance issues.

In addition to intense competitive pressure, companies wrestle with constantly evolving environmental, safety and distribution issues. Lawsuits over the design of a vehicle or its components cause serious disruptions to business—especially when injuries or death are alleged.

We help clients resolve industry-related product disputes, including those involving:

  • Design defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Post-crash fuel-fed fire damage

We provide the resources and capabilities to defend clients against multi-party litigation, including class actions. We regularly work on multidistrict litigation, consolidated discovery and joint and coordinated defense efforts. We also serve as national counsel, co-national counsel and regional counsel on high-profile industry cases.

Who we work with

  • Domestic and foreign car, truck, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicles and agricultural construction vehicles
  • Commercial vehicle manufacturers and distributors
  • Parts suppliers
  • Subsystem designers and manufacturers
  • Component manufacturers
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