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Aaron H. Jacoby, Veronique H. Tu
Ford Motor Co. is recommending dealers halt investments related to selling electric vehicles until after it completes a review of its requirements in June.
Aaron H. Jacoby, Andrea M. Gumushian
Connected vehicles, and concerns about the data they collect, are making headlines.
Birgit Matthiesen
In the latest episode of Five Questions, Five Answers, Birgit Matthiesen sits down with Stephen Hanley, senior writer at, to discuss the electric vehicle (EV) revolution and the concept of the “S curve.”  
Linda M. Jackson, Matthew F. Prewitt, Michael K. Molzberger, Alexandra M. Romero, Lauren C. Schaefer
Today, the Federal Trade Commission adopted a final rule purporting to ban noncompete covenants for workers nationwide, which will become effective 120 days after publication in the Federal Register, unless first enjoined in long-anticipated litigation to challenge the FTC’s attempted rulemaking.
Linda M. Jackson, Matthew F. Prewitt, Michael K. Molzberger, Alexandra M. Romero, Lauren C. Schaefer
On April 16, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will hold a special Open Commission Meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET, for purposes of voting on its proposed final rule banning noncompete agreements.
Aaron H. Jacoby, Russell P. McRory, Victor P. Danhi
The Automotive Group sponsored and attended the National Association of Dealer Counsel conference in Napa Valley.
David C. Meyer, Angele C. Solano, Gus N. Paras
ArentFox Schiff represented Group 1 Automotive in its acquisition of Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and Honda dealerships located in Hilton Head, South Carolina in March.
David C. Meyer, Angele C. Solano, Gus N. Paras, Tiffany O. Yadegar
ArentFox Schiff represented Group 1 Automotive in its acquisition of Newport Lexus and Tustin Lexus in February.
Aaron H. Jacoby, Lisa Singer, Gordon Sung, Kevin E. Timson, Veronique H. Tu, Gus N. Paras
With 2024 underway, we highlight some of the most pressing legal issues facing the automotive industry this year, including a surprise Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule, changes to manufacturer direct-to-consumer sales, and federal pressure on the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
Aaron H. Jacoby
The German luxury carmaker is one of only a few established automakers that has been able to compete with top EV brands.
Aaron H. Jacoby
Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has been criticized for selling few electric vehicles, but its decision to focus on hybrids is paying off financially.
Aaron H. Jacoby, David P. McHugh, Evgeny Magidenko, Tiffany O. Yadegar
The Corporate Transparency Act will now require certain entities to register with FinCEN.
Kevin E. Timson, Gurpartap (Gio) Singh
National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) annual conference takeaways.
Aaron H. Jacoby
The Automotive Group co-sponsor the “Dealer Thought Leader Dinner” during the NADA Conference in Las Vegas, bringing together industry leaders for an enlightening conversation.
Aaron H. Jacoby, Lisa Singer, Andrea M. Gumushian
On January 24, the Speeding and Fatality Emergency Reduction on California Streets (SAFER California Streets) Package was introduced in an effort to increase safety on California roads.
Aaron H. Jacoby
Waymo has filed a request to the California Public Utilities Commission to expand robotaxi service in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area regions.
Aaron H. Jacoby, Gordon Sung
Automotive Group Leader Aaron Jacoby and Counsel Gordon Sung authored an article in the Daily Journal providing their insights on the Dec. 1, 2023 California Public Utilities Commission Order to Show Cause that was issued to a well-known robotaxi operator in San Francisco, the first step in levying unprecedented sanctions against the company for alleged reporting omissions related to an Oct. 2, 2023 driverless operations incident involving a pedestrian.
Aaron H. Jacoby
Sales of battery-electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. may have climbed above the one million unit mark this year but there's evidence they're stalled at base camp rather than sprinting to new sales summits.
Aaron H. Jacoby, Jon S. Bouker, Gordon Sung, Andrea M. Gumushian
On November 8, 2023, nearly thirty (30) labor groups including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Auto Workers (“Labor Groups”) sent a letter to the Secretary of Transportation and the Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”)
David R. Hamill, Birgit Matthiesen, Antonio J. Rivera, James Kim*
On November 9, 2023, the AFS Electric Mobility team will address a plenary session of the Electric Vehicle Tech symposium at the Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference in Toronto, Canada.
Aaron H. Jacoby
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill to require human drivers on board self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state.
David R. Hamill, James Kim*, Antonio J. Rivera, Birgit Matthiesen
The Battery Show, now in its 14th year, is billed as “the most comprehensive advanced battery manufacturing event” in the world.
Birgit Matthiesen, David R. Hamill, Antonio J. Rivera, James Kim*
The ArentFox Schiff’s Electric Mobility team was delighted to accept an invitation from the organizers of The Battery Show, billed as the largest advanced battery event in North America.
Aaron H. Jacoby
Governor Gavin Newsom is on the spot.
David C. Meyer, Gus N. Paras, Victor P. Danhi, Franjo M. Dolenac
ArentFox Schiff successfully advised Dalia Auto Group with the sale of a Kia dealership in Palmdale after litigating for more than a year in federal court and before California’s New Motor Vehicle Board against Kia to preserve the franchise.