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January 11, 2017

Warner Norcross and OESA Partner on 2017 Legal Trends Seminar

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association will host an especially timely breakfast briefing for automotive supplier executives on Thursday, Feb.2 in Troy.
During, “The Automotive Supplier’s Guide to 2017: Legal Trends and Insight for the New Year,” Warner Norcross attorneys will lead discussions on legal trends in the industry, President-elect Trump’s announced plans, economic incentives, risk management and other strategies auto suppliers may consider to best address major issues in 2017.  The event, which will be held at the Michigan State University Management Education Center at 811 W. Square Lake Road, begins with registration, networking and a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 11:45 a.m.
Michael G. Brady, a Warner Norcross partner and co-chair of its Automotive Industry Group, will introduce sessions that cover wide-ranging and complex issues resulting from both record automotive sales in 2016 and emerging trends that will shape business in 2017. Individual sessions include:    
The Current State of Safety and Recall Policy
Chris Predko
, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles:

Part 1: Regulation and Supply Chain Imperatives
John Muhs
, Attorney, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Part II: Privacy and Cybersecurity
Brian Wassom, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Financial Incentives for the Automotive Industry
Kurt Brauer
, Partner Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

A Current Look at Export Controls
Randy Peck
, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Trump Administration Scenarios
Steve Palazzolo
, Attorney, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Special Topics - Panel Discussion
Select topics identified by the OESA Legal Issues Council will be covered including: shipping to customers in bankruptcy, distressed supplier workouts, force majeure, cap on warranty claims, cybersecurity as related to supplier terms and conditions and liability, customer recalls and product liability, and ethics and legal compliance issues and strategies.
About Warner Norcross
By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP builds a better partnership with its clients. Warner Norcross is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Southfield, Macomb County, Midland, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Holland and Lansing. To learn more, visit, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn.
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