How NHTSA is Approaching Motor Vehicle Safety in 2019
When it comes to possible safety-related defects or noncompliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is actively forging ahead with its investigations. The NHTSA is expanding its enforcement scope and exploring ways to boost innovation in the area of advanced vehicle technology. This white paper reviews agency investigations and discusses autonomous vehicles.
Christopher H. Grigorian
Foley & Lardner LLP
Christopher H. Grigorian is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on federal motor vehicle safety law, antitrust, trade regulation and related litigation.
Mr. Grigorian represents motor vehicle manufacturers and major parts suppliers on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues, including recalls, defect investigations and related enforcement proceedings, compliance with Federal motor vehicle safety standards, rulemaking proceedings, FOIA and confidentiality matters, and other compliance issues under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, TREAD Act and implementing regulations. He represents a wide range of industry-related companies, including manufacturers of passenger cars and light trucks, heavy-duty trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, lighting, restraint systems, tires, child restraints, electronics, driveline components, brake components, bearings, filtration products, hoses, wheels, emissions and exhaust components, and ride control products. Mr. Grigorian also advises industry associations on motor vehicle safety issues, including representation in rulemaking proceedings and advising association members on compliance issues. In addition, he advises clients on Federal and California emissions certification and compliance. Mr. Grigorian also counsels clients in connection with supplier terms and conditions and other supply chain issues.
R. Nicholas Englund
Foley & Lardner LLP
Nicholas Englund is special counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and a member of the firm’s NHTSA & Motor Vehicle Safety Practice. Mr. Englund focuses his practice on federal motor vehicle safety law. He represents motor vehicle manufacturers and major parts suppliers on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues, including advising on safety-related and noncompliance recalls, investigations and enforcement proceedings, compliance with Federal motor vehicle safety standards, rulemaking proceedings, FOIA and confidentiality matters, and other compliance issues under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, TREAD Act, and implementing regulations.
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