Automotive Industry

Arnold & Porter brings a powerful litigation bench, a sophisticated transactional practice, renowned regulatory expertise, and decades of industry experience to address the broad range of legal challenges affecting companies in the automotive sector. Our inter-disciplinary Automotive group has worked with the world's leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of automobiles, trucks, engines and fuels, including Toyota Motor North America, Suzuki, Hyundai, and Tesla; and we also represent global distributors and suppliers of automotive parts, including Bosch.

Our breadth of services span:

  • antitrust investigations and litigation
  • corporate matters, joint ventures and financial transactions
  • data system privacy, telematics, hacking
  • environmental compliance, enforcement and rulemaking proceedings
  • intellectual property and trade secrets
  • international trade proceedings
  • litigation and class actions
  • product safety, recalls, and liability issues
  • technology transactions

Automotive sector clients turn to Arnold & Porter to address novel issues relating to emerging technologies, connected cars, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence, as well as complex regulatory, trade and compliance concerns. We regularly serve as national trial and strategic counsel in high stakes litigation, and our lawyers have successfully managed and tried automotive and transportation-related product liability, mass tort, antitrust, and complex actions in the most notorious plaintiffs' jurisdictions. Our cross-border capabilities allow us to provide comprehensive, one-stop solutions for clients operating in global markets.


Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. Financing and other transactions

Representation on diverse transactions, including agreements involving hydrogen fuel.

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Rulemaking and related litigation

Advise on rulemaking and related litigation.

Major motorcycle, ATV and marine engine manufacturer Enforcement actions

Advise on enforcement matters.

Automobile manufacturer Global regulatory matters

Advise on a wide array of regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters.

Komatsu Ltd. Acquisition of Joy Global
Represented the company in its $2.9 billion acquisition of high-productivity mining equipment company, Joy Global.

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