The issues facing the automotive industry change as quickly as cars roll off the assembly line. With analysis from Foley attorneys and professional consultants drawing experience from a variety of disciplines, Dashboard Insights is an online tool to learn about and discuss the legal and business issues that impact all aspects of the automotive industry.
Omar A. Lucia
Omar A. Lucia is a partner with Foley, practicing general corporate and business law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions across numerous industries. Mr. Lucia’s practice also includes representation of clients in the acquisition and sale of assets in bankruptcy, as well as providing corporate and restructuring advice to distressed company clients. He is a member of the firm’s Automotive Industry Team, as well as the Transactional & Securities, Private Equity & Venture Capital, and International Practices.
Mr. Lucia received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was co-founder and treasurer of the Michigan Business Law Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in corporate finance from Wayne State University.
Jeffrey A. Soble
Jeffrey A. Soble’s practice focuses on product liability, commercial disputes between businesses, class action defense, post-transaction disputes, construction losses, and general contract and tort law. He is experienced in supply chain management and contract enforcement, in particular with limited or sole-source suppliers and just-in-time suppliers. He has further experience in the litigation of insurance coverage claims. Mr. Soble is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and former co-chair of the Automotive Industry Team. He is the co-editor of Dashboard Insights, the Automotive Industry Team blog, which was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 in 2016. His varied clientele includes manufacturers (light and heavy), distributors, service providers and technology companies. For his work on this blog, he was also named the Readers’ Choice 2017 Top Author on Driverless Cars by JD Supra.
A 1996 cum laude graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Mr. Soble was a member of Loyola’s National Champion Trial Competition Team and received the George A. Spiegelberg Award presented to the Best Oral Advocate at the competition by the American College of Trial Lawyers, as well as the Loyola Academic Achievement Award in Appellate Advocacy. He is certified as a Trial Advocacy Teacher by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Lauren M. Loew
Lauren M. Loew is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley and a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and Automotive Industry Team. Ms. Loew represents clients on matters including products liability defense, commercial contract disputes, supply chain management, and post-acquisition disputes. Ms. Loew represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations around the country.
A graduate of the Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2007), Ms. Loew was articles editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, recipient of the Junius L. Allison Legal Aid Award and the Philip G. Davidson Memorial Award, and founder of the Vanderbilt University Law School Street Law Program. She received her bachelor’s degree, with high distinction, from Indiana University (B.S. in biochemistry, B.A. in Spanish, 2004), where she was a Herman B. Wells Scholar.
Automotive Industry Team Co-Chairs
Mark A. Aiello is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses on business transactions and commercial litigation, including business transfer, supply chain and warranty litigation, product development and protection, as well as advising on business governance matters. His experience ranges from representing large businesses in complex matters to counseling small, closely held businesses concerning a wide range of commercial issues. Mr. Aiello is co-chair of the firm’s Automotive Industry Team.
Mr. Aiello received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, where he was associate editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. He also studied business at Yale University after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in finance, with high honors, from Michigan State University.
Gregory Husisian is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Husisian is chair of the firm’s Export Controls and National Security Practice, focusing on international regulatory issues posed by Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) economic sanctions, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the antiboycott regulations. He also represents companies with national security concerns in acquisitions before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Mr. Husisian graduated from Cornell University (B.A., double major, economics and government, with honors in law and public policy, 1987). He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1990, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was the managing editor of the Cornell Law Review and the national editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.