OESA 2019 Automotive Supplier Legal Hot Topics
June 13, 2019 , MSU Management Education Center ♦ 811 W. Square Lake Rd. ♦ Troy, Mich.
Event Details

Automotive supplier attorneys and senior supplier executives are invited to attend the “OESA 2019 Automotive Supplier Legal Hot Topics” on June 13, 2019, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. This session will offer legal insight into trends impacting the supply base that supplier companies need to understand and prepare for including:

  • How to identify and use legal tools to address suppliers and customers that are financially distressed
  • Mitigating business risk and identifying legal techniques to address slow or delayed payment of supplier tooling
  • Ways to alleviate supply chain challenges such as stop-ship threats, price increase demands or plant closures
  • The current status of tariffs and what lessons suppliers learned from the previous year in dealing with their customers and OEMs  

Seasoned automotive supply chain attorneys from Warner Norcross + Judd (WNJ) will discuss vital topics to help suppliers prepare for potential industry disruption including:

Best Practices for Addressing Troubled Suppliers and Customers
Gordon Toering, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
Many are seeing increasing signs of financial distress in the supply base. There are legal strategies available when dealing with both financially troubled suppliers and customers, but the strategies are different. Learn how to identify and then use legal tools to address financially distressed suppliers and customers. 
Tooling Payment Resolution: How to Address Slow or Delayed Payment of Supplier Tooling
Dennis Loughlin, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
As the supply chain experiences elevated distress, slow or delayed payment of tooling is becoming more common. From quality disputes to disguised cash flow management methods, learn techniques to gain leverage in such situations and protect your company.
Dispute Resolution - How and When to Pick Your Battles: Business Resolution vs. Reserving Rights Under Protest vs. TRO
Michael Brady, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
Suppliers frequently deal with supply chain challenges such as a stop-ship threats, price increase demands or plant closures. From a negotiated resolution, a payment under protect or a rush to the courthouse, learn ways to alleviate those challenges, protect your company’s interests and avoid a supply chain shut down.
Tariff Update and Customer-OEM Reactions
Homayune Ghaussi, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
Tariffs have been in place on aluminum, steel, and Chinese products for more than a year now, requiring suppliers to navigate costs, exemptions and customer negotiations. Learn about the current status of these tariffs, lessons learned from suppliers working with customers and OEMS, and additional tariffs that might be in the pipeline. 
OESA members and industry guests may register in the events section of http://www.oesa.org. For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or info@oesa.org.


Registration Fees:

OESA Members on or before May 30, 2019 $135
OESA Members between May 31 and June 11, 2019 $185
OESA Members after June 11, 2019 $270
Non-OESA Members on or before May 30, 2019 $185
Non-OESA Members between May 31 and June 11, 2019 $235
Non-OESA Members after June 11, 2019 $370

Please Note: OESA can no longer accept credit card information on faxed or emailed registrations. If you register via the PDF form, an OESA representative will contact you for payment information.


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For registration assistance and program information, contact OESA at 248.952.6401.

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after June 6, 2019.  Substitutions are always welcome. Charges will appear as “Motor & Equip MFG Assoc.” Register online at http://www.oesa.org or fax the completed registration form to 248.952.6404.


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