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Events | January 25, 2022
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OESA 2022 Automotive Supplier Legal Trends

Hosted By: OESA and Warner

8:00 am - 10:30 am EST | Virtual/Zoom

Automotive supplier in-house attorneys and senior supplier executives are invited to attend the “OESA 2022 Automotive Supplier Legal Trends,” on January 25, 2022. This will be a virtual event presented via Zoom.

This annual session will provide legal insight into trends that supplier executives should understand and prepare for as the industry continues to evolve. The briefing session will cover the major issues that will impact the supply base in 2022 and beyond. Seasoned automotive supply chain attorneys from Warner Norcross + Judd will discuss these vital topics to help suppliers prepare for potential industry disruption. 

Presentation Descriptions:

Navigating the Wave of Supply Chain Challenges ─ Michael Brady, Partner and Co-chair of the Automotive Industry Group
Michael will share best practices and strategies for dealing with the ongoing supply chain strains. Topics include seeking and responding to price increase demands, addressing component and raw material shortages, shipping issues, commercial impracticability claims, volume shortages, ever-changing production schedules and preliminary injunction threats.

Workforce Challenges ─ Zainab Hazimi, Associate
Zainab will address the mounting challenges for employers and HR professionals as their personnel return to in-person work, and the implications of workplace safety, vaccine mandates and employee leave issues. Zainab will round out the discussion with an overview of recent employment litigation trends.  

Dealing With a Financially Distressed Supply Chain ─ Dennis Loughlin, Partner
Trying to manage unprofitable contracts, cash-flow issues, lower volumes, pricing pressures and overall increased distress are at an all-time high. Dennis will address the current tension that exists navigating these issues and how they may play out under accommodation agreements, bankruptcies and other insolvency scenarios.

Protecting Your Confidential Information ─ Randy Peck, Partner
Significant advancements in automotive technology continue to relate to intangible software and controls, and in view of increasingly transient work forces, it’s increasingly important to maintain best practices with respect to intellectual property protection. Randy will discuss best practices for protecting intellectual property along with related trends for enforcement. 

OESA Members on or before Jan. 18, 2022: $145.00
OESA Members after Jan. 18, 2022: $195.00
Non-Members on or before Jan. 18, 2022: $195.00
Non-Members after Jan. 18, 2022: $245.00

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