Law360 Publishes 2016 Practice Group of the Year Profile of S&C Automotive PracticeJanuary 19, 2017
On January 19, Law360 published a 2016 Practice Group of the Year profile of S&C's automotive practice. The piece outlined the Firm's litigation and transactional work with automotive industry giants over the past year.
Bob Giuffra spoke about his work representing Volkswagen AG, in which he and Sharon Nelles led the national coordinating counsel team for VW in a multidistrict litigation stemming from “clean-diesel”-related developments. “Through its actions, VW established a lot of trust with senior officials at the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board,” Bob said. “That trust is what made possible all the various elements of the very complex settlements that we put together over the past year.”
Scott Miller also spoke about his work advising Ferrari in its $1 billion IPO. “The challenge was complying with SEC regulations and putting the disclosures together in a way that conveyed what the company, Ferrari, and its parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, thought of the special place Ferrari occupies and the vision the companies had for that asset,” he said. Scott also advised on Ferrari's spinoff from former parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.