Managing Automotive

News, knowledge, and insights for the automotive industry.

Managing Automotive

Andrew M. Murad

Andrew Murad, Associate at Arent Fox LLP
Andrew M. Murad
Washington, DC

Andrew Murad is an associate in the Automotive group.

While in law school, Andrew served as an articles editor for the Journal of Business & Technology Law.

Andrew recently co-authored the following article:

  • “A Case Study in the Superiority of the Purposive Approach to Statutory Interpretation: Bruesewitz v. Wyeth,” 64 S.C. L. Rev. 221 (forthcoming 2013).

Life Beyond the Law
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife, Rita, and their dogs. He also enjoys cheering on the Washington Redskins and the Maryland Terrapins.

Bar & Court Admissions
Maryland Bar
District of Columbia Bar

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, JD (Order of the Coif; magna cum laude), 2012
University of Maryland, BA, 2008


Blog Posts by Andrew M. Murad

Industry Interests
NHTSA Asserts Broad Authority Over New Vehicle Technologies Offered by Both OE and Aftermarket Suppliers

On April 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an Enforcement Guidance Bulletin that outlines the agency's views on emerging automotive technologies. Critically, the bulletin suggests guiding principles and best practices for vehicle and equipment manufacturers as they develop and implement new technologies and report safety related defects. 

A copy of the Enforcement Guidance Bulletin is available here. Any comments must be submitted on or before Monday, May 2, 2016. NHTSA plans to develop and issue final guidance after receiving and considering comments from the public.

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Industry Interests
TSCA Reform May Have Implications for Vehicle Replacement Parts

In recent weeks, Congress has considered a number of bipartisan efforts to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq, and reform the manner in which the EPA regulates the distribution and use of chemical substances that EPA determines pose an “unreasonable risk to health or to the environment.” We focus here on two aspects of the bipartisan proposals that have important implications for automotive suppliers. 

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Industry Interests
US Senate Unanimously Approves Automotive Defect Whistleblower Bill

On April 28, 2015, the US Senate unanimously passed the proposed Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, S. 304, which provides monetary incentives for automotive industry employees and contractors to expose vehicle defects.  The proposed law will now head to the House of Representatives for approval. 


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