The Automotive sector is seen by many as the model of 20th century American industrial prowess and progress. ("As GM goes, so goes the nation.") On the flip side, the Auto industry has also garnered the reputation as somewhat staid in comparison to the high-tech Silicon Valley success stories of the 21st century. Yet the Automotive industry has long embraced technology, from robots on the assembly line to microchips controlling everything from braking to windshield wipers. And with the industry's highly publicized foray into new propulsion systems, mobility and autonomy, where it is coming head-to-head with the juggernauts of the so-called new economy (think: Alphabet, Apple, Intel, Tesla), that staid reputation is rapidly receding into the rearview mirror.
To keep pace with the innovation occurring within and without the industry, automotive organizations need savvy legal and compliance professionals who can help chart a course while venturing into the unknown where regulations are being written on the fly and legal challenges known today may not be the same as the ones that arise in a changing market with new players entering from nontraditional spaces.
Our Automotive team has worked with automotive, transportation and mobility organizations around the world for several decades, which gives us a unique view of the entire industry. We have placed legal and compliance professionals at all levels within OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), such as GM, Toyota and Ford, as well as in the technology companies and suppliers supporting the OEMs (such as Cummins, Delphi, Johnson Controls, Adient and Goodyear) and transportation companies like Uber and Enterprise. Our partnership with all sides of the automotive industry gives us a deep understanding of the skills, knowledge and qualities that make for successful legal teams in this dynamic sector.
Navigating the Market
The recruiters on our Automotive team have close ties to the automotive industry beyond their recruiting work, having actively worked with these organizations in their past or having grown up with family members carrying on the tradition within the OEMs. They are experts at identifying and recruiting legal talent who can rise to meet the demands of this rapidly evolving industry worldwide.
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