Schiff Hardin serves the automotive industry by providing antitrust, tax, compliance (federal, state and, local), environmental, corporate, litigation, intellectual property, and employment counsel to some of the largest automakers and auto suppliers in the world. Our automotive team includes those who were once in-house counsel at major auto manufacturers and attorneys who have worked closely with the industry for years. From offices in Michigan, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C., we help the industry tackle new issues, like the use of artificial intelligence, data privacy, and autonomous vehicle operation.
We advise automakers on tax controversies, saving them and their shareholders millions of dollars. We guide automakers through partnerships and joint ventures involving mobility and electrification. As M&A activity increases, we advise on the complicated antitrust issues and employee integration. Our patent prosecutors work on cutting-edge sensor technologies utilized by the industry and our environmental litigators defend citizen activist litigation involving manufacturing sites. Our commercial litigators defend consumer claims all over the country and we help industry leaders with compliance issues, including marketing and advertising, doing business with state and local governments, and import/export controls.