Lewis Brisbois Establishes Specialty Transportation Team Focusing on Autonomous Vehicles and Related Liability Issues

Phoenix, Ariz. (May 31, 2022) - Lewis Brisbois has formed a specialized team within its national Transportation Practice that will assist clients with the novel issues related to the rapid emergence of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The attorneys who comprise this team will counsel businesses on a range of topics, including:

  • Conflicts between state and federal transportation laws;
  • Government relations and public policy;
  • Regulatory enforcement, oversight, and compliance;
  • Accident investigations;
  • Product liability counseling and defense work;
  • Privacy and data protection;
  • False advertising;
  • Insurance and risk management;
  • Employment matters, including misclassification and class actions;
  • Intellectual property, trade secrets, and commercialization; and
  • Logistics.

Phoenix Partner and National Co-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Transportation Practice Julie E. Maurer, who leads the newly formed specialty team, noted, “As cars with increasingly sophisticated technology continue to become available to consumers, manufacturers and the companies behind this technology will face increasing potential for liability. Lewis Brisbois’ attorneys are well-positioned to advise clients on these matters, with extensive experience in the transportation arena and a unique understanding of the emerging legal landscape within the AV space. We look forward to helping our clients navigate this evolving area of the law.”

Lewis Brisbois’ AV team also includes Phoenix Partner Andrew Kleiner as well as Associates Jerica Peters and Joseph Baratta. Spearheading the firm’s work in this emerging area, these attorneys will work closely with their colleagues in the firm's national Transportation Practice, coordinating with other related practices as necessary, to offer clients the full benefits of Lewis Brisbois’ nationwide network and array of practice areas.

Learn more about Lewis Brisbois' Transportation Practice here.

UPDATE: Lewis Brisbois Expands Leadership of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) Team, Establishes Official AV Practice

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