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OESA 2020 Warner Norcross + Judd Automotive Supplier Legal Hot Topics
February 12, 2020 , MSU Management Education Center • 811 W. Square Lake Rd. • Troy, Mich.

Registration for the 2020 Legal Hot Topics which will be held at the MSU Management Education Center on February 12th, 2020 has closed. You will be able to register on-site at the event. To expedited 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.


Automotive supplier attorneys and senior supplier executives are invited to attend the “OESA 2020 Warner Norcross + Judd Automotive Supplier Legal Hot Topics” meeting on February 12, 2020, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. The session offers legal insight into trends that supplier executives need to understand and prepare for as the industry continues to transform moving into 2020. Seasoned automotive supply chain attorneys from Warner Norcross + Judd will discuss current legal topics to help suppliers prepare for potential industry disruption including:
Opportunities Amid Distress
Linda Paullin-Hebden, Executive Partner, and Dennis Loughlin, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd, will discuss opportunities to acquire distressed suppliers and customers. Although these can be attractive investments, it is important to successfully navigate the inherent pitfalls. Learn about these opportunities and best practices in acquiring distressed suppliers and customers both in and out of bankruptcy, while managing the risks of these transactions.
The Environmental Agenda Entering 2020
Kurt Kissling, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd, will discuss some of the key environmental issues impacting the automotive industry, including recent and future developments at the local, state, and federal level.
Marijuana and the Workplace: Employer Obligations and Workplace Health and Safety
Steve Palazzolo, Senior Counsel, Warner Norcross + Judd, will share how suppliers can navigate labor and employment issues including obligations and workplace health and safety with regards to medicinal and recreational marijuana.
How to Conduct an Internal Investigation and New Trends in Criminal Enforcement   
Michael Brady, Partner, and Madelaine Lane, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd, will discuss best practices for conducting internal investigations and will address new trends in potential criminal exposure, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), environmental enforcement actions and immigration (I-9) prosecutions of employers.
This session will shed light on recent developments and trends that automotive supplier attorneys and senior executives should understand and prepare for as 2020 gets underway.
OESA members and industry guests may register in the events section of For registration assistance, contact OESA at 248.952.6401 or


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Registration Fees:

OESA Members on or before Jan 28, 2020 $140
OESA Members between Jan. 29 and Feb. 9, 2020 $190
OESA Members after Feb. 9, 2020 $280
Non-OESA Members on or before January 28, 2020:  $190
Non-OESA Members between Jan. 29 and Feb. 9, 2020:  $240
Non-OESA Members after Feb. 9, 2020 $380

Please Note: OESA cannot  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.

CLICK HERE for the on-site PDF Registration Form

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

Note:  Refunds cannot be given after Feb. 5, 2020.  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.

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