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Areas of Expertise


  • Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and other NHTSA regulations
  • National Traffic & Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1996; TREAD Act
  • NHTSA safety-related defect investigations
  • Recalls
  • NHTSA rulemaking proceedings
  • FMVSS noncompliance investigations
  • Preemption
  • Early Warning Regulation
  • NHTSA practices, processes, precedents, and case law
  • Duty of vehicle and equipment manufacturers to conduct recalls.
  • Duty of manufacturers to report alleged defects
  • Timeliness and adequacy of recalls
  • Adequacy of manufacturers’ submissions to NHTSA
  • Civil Penalties
  • Interpretations of NHTSA regulations
  • NHTSA’s occupant restraint requirements