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Mobility, Transport & Safety

Babst Calland’s Mobility, Transport and Safety practice provides strategic leadership and insights to manufacturers, suppliers, start-ups, and technology companies in mobility, transport and safety matters of national and global significance, including those related to electric vehicles, Clean Air Act mobile emissions issues, ridesharing enterprises, and automated/autonomous driving systems, while promoting innovation, efficiencies, and cost-savings.

We partner with clients to address not only the legal aspects of client problem solving, but also to achieve their goals and expand business and policy opportunities by applying a current and detailed understanding of the federal government’s approach to transportation safety regulation and market priorities, including its programs and personnel.

We are practical and use a common sense approach.

We bring creativity to solving our clients’ problems, with healthy doses of optimism, fortitude and the willingness to work hard.

Representative matters and experience include:

  • Self-certification of standards
  • Homologation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Automated/autonomous driving systems and ADAS approaches
  • Innovative mobility and safety approaches
  • Best practices and emerging trends
  • Standards enforcement and defects investigations
  • Government inquiries and enforcement proceedings
  • Recall implementation
  • Matters before the U.S. Department of Transportation, including NHTSA
  • Emissions issues and other regulatory matters under the Clean Air Act, including matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Other day-to-day “outside general counsel” type counseling
  • Risk management programs, reviews and internal audits
  • Assisting in legislative and rulemaking matters, including government affairs
  • In-house legal and business-oriented training and ongoing support
“Full realization of the potential of this new era of mobility will be impossible unless industry participants, from automotive, rail, shipping, and aviation industries to last-mile logistics and commercial space – essentially any industry that builds or supports vehicles or systems that move on or through land, air, sea and space – give adequate priority and attention to critical issues related to system functionality/safety, data rights, security/rogue users, and product liability.” – Justine M. Kasznica
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