Automotive Supply Chain

PRACTICE LEAD -Automotive & Supply Chain

Peter C. Bolton

Practice Areas

With over 20 years of experience addressing supplier distress, we understand the demands placed on our clients’ purchasing organizations. Our team includes the former head of a major tier-one automotive supplier’s “Supplier Risk Management Group.”

Our professionals are knowledgeable in assessing a supplier’s financial and operational health and helping to protect our clients’ supply continuity both in and out of court. We are well versed in the use of adequate assurance letters and drafting and negotiating accommodation and access agreements. We also have significant experience successfully litigating automotive disputes in federal and state courts across the country for OEMs and suppliers. Our team can provide the necessary support through temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief.

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Our firm has a wealth of experience in the purchasing functions related to supply chain management. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to providing top-notch training to clients on all stages of the contracting process, standard terms and conditions, quoting procedures, purchase orders, long-term agreements, currency and materials indexing agreements, warranty sharing agreements, multi-party agreements, distribution agreements, information technology service agreements, software licenses, bailment and warehousing agreements, tooling and specialty equipment agreements, shipping and logistics agreements, equipment leasing agreements, and management and outsourcing agreements. We provide our clients expert guidance and support for their contracting needs.

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Our firm boasts an extensive background in representing companies across all realms of the automotive industry. We have a vast knowledge of the technology sector, which places us in a unique position to aid our clients in the rapidly evolving autonomous and connected vehicle landscape. Our proficiency in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity enable us to address our clients’ growing needs. Our ability to merge the standard terms of engagement in the automotive industry with those of technology allows us to offer our clients unmatched insights and guidance. Our range of services includes negotiating non-disclosure agreements, supply contracts, purchase orders, terms and conditions, as well as related agreements with governmental and quasi-governmental entities, and suppliers.

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