Area of focus

Automotive Regulatory

Hogan Lovells handles the most complex and strategically important regulatory issues for the world’s leading automakers and suppliers before the full range of federal and state automotive regulators.  Our work covers the broad range of regulatory issues faced by automotive and mobility solution providers...

Representative experience

Assisting automakers in responding to NHTSA information requests and investigations on dozens of motor vehicle safety defect and compliance issues.

Representing vehicle and engine makers before EPA and California Air Resources Board regarding certification and compliance with emissions and fuel economy standards, and on development of related regulations.

Advising leading automakers and suppliers on implementing smart-mobility business plans (including car-sharing, ride-sharing, and autonomous solutions) and related compliance with state and local regulations.

Advising leading automakers and suppliers on implementation and development of Federal regulations and guidance for autonomous vehicles.

Representing several automobile manufacturers involved in the Takata airbag safety crisis, filing required reports, providing regulatory counsel, consulting with NHTSA officials, and negotiating recall parameters.

Investigating and negotiating settlement of the largest EPA automotive emissions compliance enforcement investigation in the history of the Clean Air Act related to fuel economy labeling.

Advising major automotive manufacturers and suppliers in U.S. regulatory investigations and rulemakings by the U.S. EPA and NHTSA, including GHG and CAFE regulations for light and heavy duty vehicles and engines.

Advising leading automakers on EPA and CARB emissions-related certification and reporting obligations, including auditing client practices and recommending compliance improvements.

Published Works

The Push and Pull of Automotive Disruption Handelsblatt Journal

Within the Handelsblatt special edition "The future of mobility" Patrick Ayad and Lance Bultena address the transformation and hot topics of the automotive industry applying a push-pull...

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