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Motor Vehicle Regulations: The New Normal

Speaker(s): Jacqueline S. Glassman
Recorded on: Nov. 6, 2015
PLI Program #: 164473

Jacqueline ("Jackie") Glassman represents companies seeking to grow in the automotive and transportation sectors.

Jackie has been at the forefront of each policy and technological initiative impacting the automotive industry over the past two decades. She served as the Chief Counsel of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the aftermath of the Ford/Firestone investigations and oversaw the development of the regulations and programs implementing the TREAD Act. Jackie also spearheaded the reform of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program, completing the new program while serving as the NHTSA's Acting Administrator. Jackie now works actively with her clients to anticipate and participate in developing laws, policies, and regulations involving Smart Transportation as well as connected and self-driving cars.

Jackie has been involved with all recent legislation impacting motor vehicle safety and fuel economy, from the advanced airbag mandate in the late 1990s, through the revamping of the CAFE law in 2007, and the more recent Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2013. Jackie has been often recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners, which reports that "Jacqueline Glassman is 'top rate.' She wins particular praise for her approach to matters, with sources affirming: 'she is very good with people, very knowledgeable but also approachable.'" (Chambers & Partners, 2013).

Jackie counsels clients on Vehicle Safety Act compliance and assists companies in building effective corporate compliance programs and responding to government investigations. Jackie represents clients in legislative and rulemaking proceedings, developing robust government relations, and incorporating policy trends into their business planning. Jackie works closely with the strategic-planning, technical, and legal staffs at her clients to identify and promote legislative and regulatory initiatives to advance their business objectives.

Hogan Lovells Publications

29 July 2015 "Vehicle Cybersecurity and Privacy Legislation Introduced." Cybersecurity and Privacy Alert, Hogan Lovells

September 2014 "International Product Liability Review - Issue 56." Product Liability Alert, Hogan Lovells

September 2013 "International Product Liability Review - Issue 52." Product Liability Alert, Hogan Lovells

06 March 2009 "Stimulus Legislation Update: Issue 4 - New Online Resources for Tracking Stimulus Funds." Stimulus Legislation Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

18 February 2009 "Stimulus Legislation Update: Issue 3." Stimulus Legislation Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

11 February 2009 "Stimulus Legislation Update: Issue 2." Stimulus Legislation Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

10 February 2009 "Stimulus Legislation Update: Issue 1." Stimulus Legislation Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Published Works
16 February 2012 "DoT Should Use Grant to Promote Distracted Driving Lanes." TR Daily, Aspen Publishers

26 July 2010 "Tailpipes and Smokestacks: The Impact of Climate Change Policies on Mobile and Stationary Sources of Greenhouse Gases." The Legal Impact of Climate Change, Leading Lawyers on Navigating New Laws, Avoiding Liability, And Anticipating Future Challenges for Clients, 2010 Edition, Aspatore Books

12 July 2010 "Climate Change and Motor Vehicle Safety: Can They Share the Road." Product Safety & Liability Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Fall 2009 "Fueling Automotive Technologies: NHTSA's CAFE and CO2 Standards." ABA Transportation Committee Quarterly, American Bar Association

Climate Change
Government Regulatory
Legislation and Political Law Compliance
  • Autonomous and Connected Cars
  • Automotive and Transportation Policy
  • Motor Vehicle Safety and Fuel Economy

J.D., Stanford Law School, 1987 B.A., Brandeis University, 1984

  • Chambers USA, Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial), 2008-2015

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