Concordant Crossroads Regulation and Innovation in the Automotive Industry

Event Details

Oct 04, 2018

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

New York, NY

$99 USD

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Thanks to evolving consumer behaviors and the remarkable promise of key technologies such as nanocellulose, cellular V2X, adaptive cruise control, and autonomous vehicles, the automotive sector may be said to have entered a new industrial revolution where ingenuity and opportunity coalesce. This October, the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute is pleased to present a groundbreaking summit on the influential forces shaping commerce and compliance across all corridors of one of the world’s fastest growing business sectors. Professionals within automotive design, development, manufacturing, marketing and retail should plan to attend and glean timely legal guidance from a faculty of distinguished thought leaders.

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Why You Should Attend

  • This conference offers a unique and robust examination of disruptive forces molding the modern automotive industry
  • Our faculty will leverage unparalleled industry expertise to deliver timely and invaluable legal advice on one of the world's most dynamic industries
  • Attendees can take advantage of ample networking opportunities and practical education to help anticipate and prepare for the myriad changes ahead

    Who Should Attend

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Law Firm Attorneys
  • Risk and Compliance Professionals
  • Automotive industry Executives & Senior Leaders
  • Event Keynote Speaker

    Carla Bailo

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Automotive Research

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    Event Details

    Thursday, Oct 04

    11:30 AM
    12:00 PM
    Opening Remarks
    12:15 PM
    Keynote Luncheon

    Carla Bailo President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Automotive Research

    1:30 PM
    1:45 PM
    Brave New World: Emerging Legal Issues in the Automotive Sector

    In an era where globalization, automation, and evolving consumer behaviors have profoundly impacted modern business, the automotive industry may be said to have entered a contemporary Belle Époque. Indeed, with industry observers projecting overall revenues of $1.5 trillion by the year 2030, sector-wide optimism could not be higher. This roundtable offers a brisk take on new and emerging issues surrounding the future of the automobile industry. Our panel will offer cogent insights into:

    • The red-hot global M&A environment
    • Legal issues and opportunities in industry-wide joint ventures
    • IP and licensing concerns
    • Domestic and international compliance

    Steven H. HilfingerPartner, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Kimberly Y. ChaineyAssociate General Counsel, Global M&A, Strategy and Innovation, Avis Budget Group, Inc.
    Ellen Clark, Managing Director, Greenwich Capital Group
    Christopher SwiftPartner, Foley & Lardner LLP

    2:45 PM
    3:00 PM
    Proceed with Caution: Examining Legal Scrutiny of Autonomous Vehicles

    When it comes to autonomous vehicles, the early returns have been decidedly uneven. In theory, self-driving cars connote a safer, more environmentally friendly, and ultimately more efficient use of time and energy in a world where population explosions and dwindling resources continue to define our future. But as this remarkable technology grows ever more mature, so too have attendant legal issues—if not threatened legislative action—forced in-house counsel to prepare for turbulence. This conversation examines top concerns facing the automotive sector’s investment in highly automated vehicles (HAVs) and automated driving systems (ADS) today. Top discussion points include:

    • State and federal regulatory scrutiny
    • Class action litigation trends
    • Product liability considerations
    • Consumer training and education

    Neal Walters, Partner & Practice Leader, Product Liability and Mass Tort Group, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Thomas Branigan, Managing Partner, Bowman and Brook LLP
    Nandi ChhabraLegal Counsel & Market Development Manager, Peloton Technology
    Christopher H. Grigorian, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

    4:00 PM
    Ghosts in the Machine: Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & the Evolving Face of Risk

    Automotive cybersecurity is a top priority for today’s business leaders. Indeed, with nascent technologies and network connectivity collecting upwards of 30 terrabytes of data a day on individual drivers, it is easy to imagine the attendant risk keeping corporations up at night. This closing conversation offers a robust examination of best practices around establishing cybersecurity safeguards, fostering a culture of vigilance, and responding to the uncanny reality of a data incident.

    Philip N. Yannella, Partner; Co-Practice Leader, Privacy and Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP

    James Mostofi, Global Head of Business Development, American International Group, Inc.

    5:00 PM
    Closing Remarks & Reception

    Please join us for cocktails and canapés as we wrap up the day’s discussion.

    Carla Bailo

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Automotive Research

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    Thomson Reuters New York Corporate Offices

    3 Times Square (7th Avenue between 42nd & 43rd Streets)
    30th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

    The Thomson Reuters Customer Center is a modern event space overlooking the heart of New York’s Times Square.

    Conference Room Block
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