The Automotive Supplier’s Legal Guide to 2018: Buckle Up and Get Ready for Rapid Change
February 7, 2018 , MSU Management Education Center, Troy, Mich.

Registration for the 2018 OESA Automotive Supplier’s Legal Guide to 2018 event which will be held at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, MI on February 7th has closed. You will be able to register on-site at the event for no additional cost. To expedite your registration, please complete the On-Site Form located under registration information and bring it with you to the event. There will be a designated individual who will help you complete registration.


Event Details

On Feb. 7, 2018, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP (WNJ) will present “The Automotive Supplier’s Legal Guide to 2018: Buckle Up and Get Ready for Rapid Change,” at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. This session will shed light on recent developments and trends that automotive supplier attorneys and senior executives should understand and prepare for as 2018 gets underway. 

Rapid and volatile changes in the market and softening forecasts for industry volumes are warning signs that automotive suppliers should start preparing now to position and protect their operations. WNJ attorneys will discuss vital topics to help suppliers prepare for potential industry disruption.

  • Supply Chain Trends: Buckle Up and Get Ready for an Inevitable Roller Coaster Ride!
    Many are forecasting a downturn in volumes, are you prepared? This session will focus on ways to understand your supply-chain risk exposure through best practices, including the use of contracting audits, tools to ferret out distressed supply-chain partners and implementation of risk-reduction methods to smooth out the ride.
  • Regulatory Environment Update for Autonomous/Connected Vehicles
    This session highlights the ever-shifting landscape including the latest developments in both federal and state-level legislation, rulemaking and policy guidance. The AV START Act and SELF DRIVE Act both started to make their way through Congress with bipartisan support, DOT/NHTSA released its updated (“2.0”) policy guidance in the fall, and 33 states introduced legislation related to autonomous vehicles.
  • Shining New Light on an Old Problem
    From Hollywood to the morning news to the halls of Congress, sexual harassment is the talk of the town. WNJ attorneys will discuss what employers must do to prevent harassment in the workplace and to remedy it when it does occur.
  • When It Rains, It Pours: How Data Breaches Can Get You Sued, and What to Do About It
    Cybersecurity is an industry buzzword, but the issue is nothing new: safeguarding electronic data in all of its forms. Hackers can compromise data, but so can employees and contractors. An overview of the current landscape regarding cyber threats and breaches, and a practical guide on preparing and responding to these situations.
  • IP Trends Impacting the Supply Base
    In the fast-moving world of automotive suppliers, it is essential to have the latest information on protecting intellectual property. Issues to be addressed include: joint development agreements and joint ventures; protecting IP when working with non-traditional suppliers; IP due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

OESA members and industry guests may register in the events section of For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or


Registration Information

Registration Fees:

OESA Members: $130
Non-OESA Members: $180

CLICK HERE for PDF On-Site Registration Form

For additional registration and program information, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after January 31, 2018.  Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.” Register online at or fax the completed registration form to 248.952.6404.

Event Agenda

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